If there are Nollywood actors that are as old as Nollywood, then Kate Henshaw is certainly one of them. She has been around the Nigerian film industry for almost three decades and to date, has continued to contribute meaningfully to Nollywood.
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One of her most recent movies which have drawn newer eyes towards her is her energetic role in Blood Sisters. In this article, we look at some of the interesting personal facts about Kate, her cars, houses, biography and her net worth.
Kate Henshaw’s Biography
The Nollywood star hails from Calabar, Cross River State, South-South Nigeria and was born the oldest child on the 19th of July, 1971 into a family of 4 children. Her primary education, she completed in Calabar, where she obtained her First School Leaving Certificate. She moved to Lagos for her Secondary Education where she also obtained her West African Senior School Certificate.
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After her secondary education in Lagos, she moved back to Cross River State for her University education at the University of Calabar, where she majored in and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Microbiology.
After her first degree, Kate headed towards Lagos again where she proceeded to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital and completed her course in Medical Lab Science and automatically became a Med Lab Scientist.
As a Med Lab Scientist, Kate has worked at the Bauchi State General hospital as a medical laboratory scientist and special attendant.
In 2000, she got married to her longtime boyfriend Rod Nuttal and the marriage is blessed with a daughter, Gabrielle Nutall. The marriage broke down a few years afterwards and they both went their separate ways.
Kate Henshaw’s Acting Career
When many were still unfamiliar with Nollywood, Kate Henshaw joined the Nigerian movie industry in 1993. This was after she auditioned for the lead role in the movie “When the Sun Sets” which was also the movie that brought her to the limelight as well as brought a lot of advantages in Nollywood and attracted her to Nigerian movie directors and producers.
After making her first major break in Nollywood through her debut movie, Kate Henshaw has gone on to make several other strides in Nollywood and has starred in over 200 movies.
Some of the movies she has starred in include;
- When The Sun Sets
- Touch My Heart
- The Harlot
- Dangerous Silence
- The Legend
- Cabal Desire
- Stronger Than Pain
- The Meeting
- Above Death
- Couples Award
- The Stolen Bible
- Games Men Play
- Blood Sisters
Also, as a Nollywood star that has appeared in several movies from action thrillers, to love and romance movies, she has appeared in movies together with veteran actors like Ramsey Nouah, Jim Iyke, Emeka Ike, Chidi Mokeme, Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot, and many more.
Kate Henshaw Award
Her roles in the Nollywood industry have also brought several successes including awards and recognitions which includes;
- 2008 Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Award
- Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the Best of Nollywood Awards
- Best Actress in Nigeria at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards
- Best Actress of the Year at the Golden Icon Movie Academy Awards
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the City People Entertainment Awards
- A Lifetime Achievement Awards for Best Accomplished Actress In Nigeria
- African Women Awards for being resilient in leadership
Kate Henshaw’s Cars
Like many other Nigerian actors with a fleet of cars they own in their collections, Kate Henshaw has her own collection of these luxury cars which includes;
- Lexus GX470
Kate Henshaw is an owner of the Lexus GX470 which costs about 23 million Naira. The GX470 is powered by a 263-horsepower, 4.7-litre V8, and a five-speed automatic transmission.
- Nissan Pathfinder
Kate also owns a Nissan Pathfinder worth over 15.2 million Naira. The car is one of the luxury cars produced by the brand. While the exterior is beautifully designed, what draws the most attention is the exquisite interior which is designed with high-tech features.
- Bentley Continental GT
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Kate Henshaw’s Houses
Not so many houses owned by Kate Henshaw are known to the public. But one of them that’s well known is her multi-million Naira mansion.
One time in 2015, her house in Lekki, Lagos caught fire causing the actor to lose some valuables.
Kate Henshaw’s Net worth
Kate is one of the wealthy Nollywood stars who aside from her acting, directorial and singing career has other sources of income like being the Face of Onga, Brand Ambassador of So Fresh, Brand Ambassador of End Polio Now, and Brand Ambassador to Mortein Insecticides, and also a Brand Ambassador of Samsung Mobile. All of these have added to her net worth which is estimated at around $2.2 million.
Kate Henshaw is one of the talented Nigerian actors. For someone who started off her career in Microbiology and Medical Laboratory Science, it’s awe-inspiring seeing how much her acting prowess has grown and how much success it has continued to bring her, especially since she recently concluded Netflix Special, Blood Sisters.