Originally posted 2021-08-10 18:20:04.
Kate Henshaw Nuttal is an award-winning Nollywood star actress, producer, politician, and fitness expert. She is also a social advocate who is interested in the welfare of her community.
Kate Henshaw is one of the most renowned Nigerian actresses on the continent, especially for her proclivity to feature in romantic roles. She has been on the screens for more than twenty years, and still, fans can never get enough of her gorgeous looks and beautiful face. This is because she has a great personality and is multi-talented, being an actress, singer, model, TV personality, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She has been featured in movies such as Games Men Play, Dangerous Silence, The Harlot, The Stolen Bible, and Canal Desire, among many others.
It is not a minor achievement to be one of Nollywood’s finest because that means Kate Henshaw is not just a top actress in Nigeria but in entire Africa as well. However, for Kate, it was never a story of getting into acting by chance. She had always known she wanted to be an actress and hence started her career at a very tender age.
She has always been spot-on in personifying characters in romantic, sorrowful, and even action thrillers emanating from West Africa. Be it a role as a princess, businesswoman, housewife, or a poor young lady struggling to survive; her fans always fall in love with her performances. When Kate Henshaw’s house burned down in 2015, her fans supported her, but luckily no one was hurt in that incident
Kate Henshaw profile summary
Name: Kate Henshaw
Date of birth: July 19th, 1971
Place of birth: Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
Kate Henshaw age: 52 years old as of 2023
Kate Henshaw Biography
Kate Henshaw hails from Calabar, Cross River State, in the southern region of Nigeria. The actress is the firstborn in her family and has three other siblings. She attended her primary school in Calabar from where she attained her First School Leaving Certificate.
She then went to secondary school in Lagos State and obtained a West African Senior School Certificate. It is while she was in secondary school that she showed interest in acting and was involved in drama and the performing arts.
After finishing secondary school, she returned to Calabar, where she joined the University of Calabar in Cross River State and studied Medical Microbiology graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree. She then joined the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where she did a course in Medical Laboratory Science.
The actress has managed to keep her family matters away from the public eye with as little information as possible coming out. The only thing known is that they were four in her family and that she is the eldest. Nothing else is known about Kate Henshaw’s siblings apart from the number.
With all her many professional engagements, Kate Henshaw is also a mother to a beautiful girl. Kate Henshaw’s daughter is named Gabrielle Nuttsal, born in the early 2000s. She regards Gabrielle Nuttal as her greatest achievement and has done all she can to provide for and protect her. As a result of this, not much information can be found about Henshaw’s daughter.
Kate Henshaw had been in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend, Rod Nuttal. The two tied the knot in 2000, and their union was blessed with a beautiful baby girl.
Is Kate Henshaw still married? No, she is not. Her marriage did not last as the two split a few years later and they went their separate ways. Rod James Nuttal works as the MD of an agency for Jack Daniels and Piper Heidsieck Champagne dubbed Ledrop Nigeria Ltd.
In 2015, Kate Henshaw’s house accidentally burnt down. Interestingly to note, most of her fans came out to help and support her. There was no one hurt during the fire accident.
Social media status
The beautiful actress is active on social media platforms, where she has garnered vast followers. Here are her social media handles;
Kate Henshaw Instagram: k8henshaw
Kate Henshaw Twitter: @Hensahwkate
Kate Henshaw’s Net Worth
She currently has an estimated net worth of over $1 million, making her one of the richest and most influential actresses in Nigeria. Kate Henshaw aside from acting is also an entrepreneur and has so many businesses under her name.
Kate Henshaw Career
Upon completing her education, she briefly served at the Bauchi State General Hospital as a medical laboratory scientist and special attendant. Even then, her heart was always in acting, and she decided to make the switch from the medical field to the screens.
This is how she began auditioning for roles in Lagos, and before long, she was featured in minor roles in TV series and films.
Kate Henshaw commenced her acting career in 1993 with the movie, When the Sun Sets, where she played the lead role. “When the Sun Sets” is a movie that brought her to the limelight and gave her a lot of advantages in Nollywood and also attracted her to movie directors and producers in Nigeria. That was way back when Nollywood movies were referred to as home videos. Her performance in the role paved the way for her in Nollywood.
Thus far, Kate has featured in over 200 movies. Kate Henshaw produced a documentary for the Lagos State tax advert. She also did a documentary for the Akwa Ibom State government. She is popularly known for starring in action-thriller movies, love, and romantic movies alongside Ramsey Noah, Jim Iyke, Emeka Ike, Chidi Mokeme, Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot, and other top Nollywood celebrities. She has appeared in over 200 films which have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Kate Henshaw’s Endorsements
1. Kate Henshaw has an endorsement deal with Blessings Perfume, the UK as a brand ambassador.
2. She also has an endorsement with the telecommunications company – Globacom Limited as a brand ambassador.
3. Kate Henshaw was once a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent Reality Show.
4. Onga Seasoning signed an endorsement deal with Kate Henshaw, where she was made a brand ambassador for the Onga brand.
5. Kate Henshaw signed a major endorsement deal with Samsung Mobile Nigeria.
The award-winning actress was recently chosen as one of the international judges representing Nigeria at the New CBS Global talent show tagged The World’s Best.
Kate Henshaw is the Patron of the Little Saints Orphanage – one of the oldest orphanage homes in Lagos State.
She is an ambassador for the Action Aid of Nigeria.
Although she considers her daughter to be her most significant achievement in life, Kate Henshaw has accomplished quite a lot in her career. She has been acting since 1993, and that by itself is a notable accomplishment.
The Nigerian Federal Government honored her by bestowing upon her the commendation for the Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR), which is the highest award given to a civilian in the country.
The actress has had a successful career and has received numerous awards for her exemplary performances.
Here are some of her awards:
1. Africa Movie Academy Awards – Best Actress
2 Best of Nollywood Awards – Most Promising Actress in Nigeria
3. Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards – Best Actress in Nigeria
4. Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards – Best Actress of the Year
5. City People Entertainment Awards – Best Actress in a Supporting Role
6. Lifetime Achievement Award – Best Accomplished Actress in Nigeria
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Awards And Nominations Of Kate Henshaw
1.THEMA Awards for her role as Omo in When The Sun Sets – 1996
2. Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in Leading Role – 2008
3. City People Movie Award for Face of Nollywood (English) – 2015
4. Best Actress award at ZAFAA for her role in the movie Iquo’s Journal – 2015
5. Nominated for the Late Ambassador Segun Olusola NBMA for Actress of the Year – 2016
6. City People Movie Special Recognition Award – 2016
7. Nominated by the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Actress of the Year (TV) – 2016
8. Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the BON Awards – 2017
9. Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards – 2018
Do Good Series
Above Death: In God We Trust
When the Sun Sets – 1993
Above Death: In God We Trust – 2003
A Million Tears – 2006
My Little Secret – 2006
Games Men Play – 2006
Stronger Than Pain – 2007
Show Me Heaven – 2007
Broken Tears – 2008
The Meeting – 2012
The Assassin’s Practice – 2013
A Few Good Men – 2014
Fighting for Nothing – 2014
Aremu The Principal – 2015
Iquo’s Journal – 2015
End of Battle – 2015
Scars of Womanhood – 2017
Roti – 2017
Couple’s Award – 2017
The Women – 2017
Busted – 2017
Broken Ambition – 2018
Chief Daddy – 2018
New Money – 2018
The Ghost and The House of Truth – 2019
The Wives (A Stage Play) – 2019
4th Republic – 2019
Kate Henshaw’s Political Escapades
In 2015, Kate Henshaw took an interest in politics and decided to represent and serve her people. She aimed to represent Calabar Municipal/Odukpani Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Unfortunately, she lost at the primary level. However, later the same year, Kate was appointed by the Governor of Cross River State, Benedict Ayade as the Special Adviser, Liaison, Lagos.
Life Lesson From Kate Henshaw
In your pursuit of success, don’t ever let people’s false opinions of you either bother you or cause you to put a stop to your success journey. Kate didn’t let anyone’s slander affect her resolve to be the strong and successful woman that she has grown to be. She didn’t let society get the best of her with its rains of accusations, and she is in a better place today than where she was in time past.
On your entrepreneurial journey, some people will question your ability and skill to lead and bring your dream to reality. You need to be focused and protect your sanity by sieving what you let into your mind and life. Be determined and work hard. Success will surely follow.
Kate Henshaw Quotes
“The powers that all men possess are temporal, only Almighty God has everlasting power.”
“While there is breath in us, we keep pushing, keep giving our best. The wheels may turn slowly, but they surely turn. Keep your head up.
“…Suit up, protect your space, sanity, and spirit. Be impermeable, smile, and laugh at their feeble attempt to put a chink in your armor.”
“Some people will never give you what you deserve. They will always find ways to cut corners and give excuses for not respecting your craft and your person. It is up to you to show them, and not accept crumbs when you are a full freshly baked baguette.”
“Never give your power to another being that came through the same channel as you did! Never dim your light…
“You don’t owe anything to anyone, you don’t have to live your life to prove others wrong or for seeking their validation. Live life on your terms!”
“It’s okay if others don’t understand your path as long as “YOU UNDERSTAND YOURSELF…”
“I cannot emphasize enough the need to be you. You have been put on this earth by God to be YOU!!”