Gugu was born in Oxford, England. After Graduating from RADA in 2004 she appeared in TV series Bad Girls, Bonekickers and Doctor Who. In 2013 She starred in Amma Asante's film Belle, playing the eponymous historical character, Dido.Followed by starring in Gina Prince-Bythewood's film Beyond The Lights
Gugu Mbatha-Raw explains how 'San Junipero’, her episode of Black Mirror season three, is actually pretty comforting. Also: stray ostriches and dancing scenes. Black Mirror season three is out on Netflix on October 21.