Michaela Coel  Biography

Michaela Coel born Michaela Ewuraba Boakye-Collinson known professionally is a British screenwriter and actress. She is best known for creating and starring in the E4 sitcom Chewing Gum, for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Female Comedy Performance; and the BBC One/HBO comedy-drama series I May Destroy You (2020) for which she won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress in 2021.

Michaela Coel  Age

Coel is 35 years old as of 2022. 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.

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Michaela Coel Parents

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.

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  Husband

Coel has not gone public with her relationship, it is not publicly known whether she is married or in a relationship. Her partner’s information will be updated as soon as the information is available

Michaela Coel Salary

Details about her salary are not yet disclosed. However, information about how much he/she makes will be updated as soon as it is available.

Michaela Coel  Net Worth

Coel has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars as of 2022. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as an actress.

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