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Michaela Coel Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Emmy Speech, and Critical Acclaim

Michaela Coel  Biography

A native of London, United Kingdom, Michaela Coel is a British producer, actress, director, screenwriter, and singer.

Michaela Coel  Age

Coel is 34 years old as of 2021. She was born on 1 October 1987 in London, United Kingdom. She celebrates her birthday on 1 October every year.

Michaela Coel  Height

Coel stands at a height of  5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall and weighs 55 kg (121 lbs).

Michaela Coel  Education

From 2007 to 2009, Coel attended the University of Birmingham, studying English Literature and Theology. She took a Ché Walker masterclass after meeting Walker at open mic nights. In 2009, she transferred to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she was the first black woman enlisted in five years.

Michaela Coel  Family

Coel was born and raised in East London, United Kingdom. Her parents are Ghanaian. She and her sister grew up in East London, primarily Hackney and Tower Hamlets, with their mother. However, our efforts to find out more about her parents came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Coel’s parents is still unclear. It is also not known if she has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.

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Michaela Coel  Husband

However, our efforts to find out more about her husband came to no avail as no such information is publicly available. Thus, the identity of Coel’s husband is still unclear. It is also not known if she has any kids. We will update this section once this information is available.

Michaela Coel  Net Worth

Coel has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Michaela Coel Emmy Speech

On 19th September 2021, Michaela Coel became the first Black woman to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for I May Destroy. The actress wrote, directed, and also starred in the 12-episode HBO drama. The series talks about her life as a survivor of sexual assault in 2018.

During her acceptance speech, the star encouraged writers to venture into uncomfortable topics. At the end of the power delivery, she dedicated her award to all survivors of sexual assault.

Michaela Coel Critical Acclaim

Coel created, wrote, produced, co-directed, and starred in the comedy-drama series I May Destroy You, inspired by her own experience of sexual assault. The show launched on BBC One in the UK and HBO in the US in June 2020 to widespread acclaim. She acknowledged refusing $1 million from Netflix after the streaming service declined to offer her intellectual property ownership of her show.

In 2020, Coel was included in Time’s 100 Most Influential People. She was also named as one of the breakout stars of the 2020 film. Coel also appeared in British Vogue’s 2020 list of influential women. Furthermore, in the 15th annual Powerlist of the most influential people of African or African-Caribbean heritage in the United Kingdom, Coel was ranked fourth for the impact of her work on I May Destroy You.

Coel’s first book, Misfits: a Personal Manifesto, was published simultaneously in the UK and the USA on 7 September 2021 by Ebury Press. Based on her MacTaggart lecture at 2018’s Edinburgh Festival, which touches on Coel’s experiences with racism and misogyny, her publisher described the book as “a powerful manifesto on how speaking your truth and owning your differences can transform your life”.

Michaela Coel Career

In 2006, Coel started performing at poetry open mics in Ealing. As she continued to do open mics, she was encouraged by actor, playwright, and director Ché Walker, who saw her perform at the Hackney Empire, to apply to Guildhall. As a poet, Coel performed on many stages, including Wembley Arena, Bush Theatre, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and De Doelen, Rotterdam. She went by the name Michaela The Poet.

Coel joined the Talawa Theatre Company summer school program TYPT in 2009. During her time at Talawa, Coel was in the TYPT 2009 production of Krunch, directed by Amani Naphtali. That same year, Coel released an album entitled Fixing Barbie, which featured her work as a poet and musician. In 2011, Coel released the record We’re the Losers.

Coel’s play Chewing Gum Dreams was her senior graduation project at Guildhall in 2012. The play was first produced at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. The play featured Coel in a one-woman show telling the dramatic story of a 14-year-old girl named Tracey. The play then went on to be produced by the Bush Theatre (2012), Royal Theatre Holland (2012), Royal Exchange Theatre (2013), and the National Theatre (2014).It received positive reviews.

Michaela Coel Movies and Tv Shows

  • I may destroy you 2020
  • Chewing Gum 2015 – 2017
  • Black Earth Rising 2018
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022
  • Black Mirror 2011 – 2019
  • Top Boy Since 2011
  • Been So Long 2018
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Episode VIII) 2017
  • The Aliens 2016
  • Mogę Cię zniszczyć
  • Black Mirror: USS Callister
  • National Theatre Live: Medea
  • Medea
  • Black Mirror: San Junipero & Nosedive 2016
  • Monsters: Dark Continent 2014
  • Black Mirror Türkçe Dublaj
  • Chewing Gum Türkçe Dublaj
  • London Spy
  • Malachi
  • Chewing Gum Blap
  • İstila 2
  • Vzestup černé země
  • Tönkretehetlek Chewing Gum – Season 02

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