Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga books recurring role on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.DPosted by Wilson Morales
September 19, 2013
Ethiopian-Irish actress Ruth Negga, who starred opposite Samuel L. Jackson in The Samaritan, has signed on for a recurring arc on ABC’s new superhero series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It’s her first U.S. TV role. In 2012, she won the 2012 Irish Film And Television Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role-TV for her portrayal of music legend Shirley Bassey in the TV movie, Shirley.
In ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,’ Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Coulson’s team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
While Negga’s role hasn’t been determined on the show, she will next be seen in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and John Ridley’s Jimi Hendrix film, All Is By My Side.
Negga is with ICM Partners, Principal LA and Jonty Brook in the UK.