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Michaela Coel

From Wikipedia Michaela Coel (born 1 October 1988) is a poet, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and an award winning actress and playwright. Coel is best known for the Channel 4 drama Top Boy and her unique run of leading roles at the National Theatre including the award nominated Home and the critically acclaimed Medea on the Olivier. Her first play Chewing Gum Dreams was first seen at The Yard Theatre (2012), it shortly after won the Alfred Fagon Award for Best Playwright of African or Caribbean Descent in 2012. The play then went on to be produced by the Bush Theatre (2012), Royal Theatre Holland (2012), Royal Exchange Theatre (2013), and the Royal National Theatre (2014). Coel graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2012, whilst training she won the largest Laurence Olivier Bursary Award]. As a poet and musician Coel released an album entitled Fixing Barbie in 2009, since then she has performed on stages including Wembley Arena, Bush Theatre, Nuyorican, Rotterdam De Doelen Concert Hall. It was announced by Channel 4 in August 2014 that Coel is to star in and write a new sitcom called Chewing Gum, inspired by the play Chewing Gum Dreams, which will be aired on E4 in 2015. C4 Comedy Blaps were released as teasers in September 2014. In 2015 Coel will also appear in BBC 1 drama London Spy.


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Born:
Oct 1, 1988 In Tower Hamlets, London, England
Movie/TV Credits:
7
First Appeared:
In the series Top Boy 2011-10-31
Latest Project:
Series The Aliens 2016-03-08
Known For
Poster of Chewing Gum
Poster of Monsters: Dark Continent
Poster of National Theatre Live: Medea
Poster of Black Mirror
Filmography
Series The Aliens Lilyhot 2016-03-08
Series Chewing Gum Tracey Gordon 2015-10-06
Movie London Spy Journalist 2015-11-09
Movie National Theatre Live: Medea Nurse 2014-09-04
Movie Monsters: Dark Continent Kelly 2014-10-09
Series Top Boy Kayla 2011-10-31
Series Black Mirror Airline Stewardess 2011-12-04