Quick Facts of Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson

  • Full NameMichaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson
  • Date of Birth01 October, 1987
  • NicknameMichaela
  • Marital Status Single
  • BirthplaceLondon, England, UK
  • Ethnicity Mixed
  • Religion Christian
  • ProfessionActress, Screenwriter, Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Playwright.
  • Nationality British
  • Active Year2013-present
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildSlim
  • Height5 Feet 5 Inch
  • Online PresenceTwitter
  • Horoscope Libra
Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel is a Ghanaian British actress, screenwriter, singer, songwriter, poet, and playwright. Further, she is famous for portraying her role in Top Boy (2013), Chewing Gum (2015), Black Mirror (2016-2017) and Rupaul’s Drag Race UK (2019). Moreover, Michaela also worked in films like Monsters: Dark Continent, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Been So Long. 

Apart, she also won the BAFTA for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme in 2016 for Chewing Gum. Moreover, she has gained a lot of popularity and respect for her impressive work and talent. What is her relationship status? For more information read the whole article below.

Born in London, England

Michaela Coel was born as a Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson on October 1, 1987, in London, England. Further, she is the daughter of Ghanaian parents who moved to London before her birth. Moreover, she grew up with her older sister and mother in London. Michaela was raised by her mother after the divorce of her parents in Hackey and later, Tower Hamlets.

Similarly, she is an aromantic by sexual orientation. Coel is a British by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.  She studied in Catholic schools in East London and she also shared that her loneliness as the only black pupil encourages her to bully other pupils.  Apart, she joined Birmingham University for studying English Literature and Theology from 2007 to 2009. However, she later went to Che Walker masterclass at RADA which encourages her to act and poetry. But later in 2009, she transferred to Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She got her graduation from school in 2012.

Rose to Prominence

32 years old, talented actress, Coel started her career in poetry open mics in Ealing in 2006. However, her professional career started in 2013 with television show Top Boy. moreover, she rose to fame after playing the role of Tracey in comedy series, Chewing Gum in 2015. Michaele worked along with Robert LonsdaleDanielle Isaie, Maggie Steed, and many others.

Check out the trailer of Black Earth Rising starring Michaele Coel.

Recently, in 2018, she worked in Black Earth Rising along with Tamara Tunie, Noma Dumezweni, Harriet Walter and so on. Moreover, she was also featured in films like  Star Wars: The Last Jedi starring Mark Hamil, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Issac, Frank Oz, and many others. Further, she is also a stage performer.

Relationship Status

Moving towards her personal life, Michaele is probably living her single life. Further, we don’t have any news about her relationship and affairs right now. Moreover, she keeps her personal life a mystery. Despite being a celebrity star, she is a very secretive nature regarding her private life and relationship. However, she loves to spend most of the time with her mother and friends.

Michaela Coel is attending an award ceremony.
Michaela Coel is attending an award ceremony. Image Source: Pinterest

Michaele is living her single life by fully focusing on her career building. Apart, she is enjoying her work and often makes a public appearance with all smile in face. However, she shares her experience of sexual assault while filming Chewing Gum by strangers as a screenwriter and actor for two seasons. She stated that to Deadline:

I had an episode due at 7 a.m. I took a break and had a drink with a good friend who was nearby,” she said.” I was lucky,” she recalled. “she had a flashblack. It turned out I’d been sexually assaulted by a stranger. The first people I called after the police, before my own family, were the producers.”

She also shared how she overcome this difficult and completed her season 2 of Chewing Gum. As of now, Coel is enjoying her happy moment by writing songs, poets, traveling and going out with her friends.

What’s her net worth?

The five feet and five inches tall, Michaele Coel might have earned a decent amount of money from her career as a Ghanaian British actress, screenwriter, singer, songwriter, poet, and playwright. Moreover, her net worth might be around $1 million as of 2020. However, the exact net worth figure of Coel is still a mystery .

Apart, the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she appeared has a box office collection of $1.333 billion over the budget of $200-$317 million. With such a decent amount of money, she might be living a happy life with her family in London. Further, there is no information regarding her house, car and other assets right now.