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Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in "Touch" on FOX as Clea Hopkins. She previously starred in NBC's spy drama "Undercovers" as Samantha Bloom, wife of Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe) and one of the best operatives the CIA has known.

Born in Oxford in the United Kingdom, Mbatha-Raw was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Having studied Shakespeare, her first professional role was in an Open Air production of "As you Like It," playing the role of Celia. This was followed by roles at Manchester's
Gugu Mbatha-Raw in "Undercovers"
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Undercovers
Royal Exchange Theatre in "Antony and Cleopatra" and the title role of Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet," for which she was nominated for the Manchester Evening News Award for Best Actress in 2005.

Her British television credits include "M15," "Dr. Who," "Marple: Ordeal By Innocence," "Bonekickers" and "Fallout." It was this latter role that led to her being selected as a "Star of Tomorrow 2008" by industry magazine Screen International.

Other stage credits include the critically acclaimed "Big White Fog" at the Almeida Theatre and "Gethsemane," a production at the National Theatre that later toured the U.K. Mbatha-Raw made her West End debut as Ophelia in "Hamlet" opposite Jude Law, whose production transferred to New York's Broadhurst Theatre for a limited run and was a hit on Broadway in 2009.

She most recently appeared in her first feature, "Larry Crowne," with Tom Hanks directing and co-starring Julia Roberts.

She currently divides her time between London and Los Angeles.


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Height: 5' 4"
Birthplace: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Current Residence: London, England, UK and Los Angeles, CA

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jpr says:
Gugu is wonderful in Undercovers and Boris Kodjoe is great. I love the show and hope they both get more roles.

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