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Cush Jumbo is a British actress and writer. She is best known for her leading role as attorney Lucca Quinn in the CBS drama series The Good Wife (2015–16) and the CBS All Access spin-off series The Good Fight (2017–21). Jumbo starred as DC Bethany Whelan in the ITV crime drama series Vera (2012, 2015–16) and as Lois Habiba in the third series of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood in 2009.
Jumbo has received acclaim for her work in theatre. Jumbo received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for playing Mark Antony in Julius Caesar in 2013, and also wrote and performed in the play Josephine and I. She was awarded an Evening Standard Theatre Award for her one-woman show and reprised her performance Off-Broadway in 2015. Jumbo made her Broadway debut in Jez Butterworth’s The River in 2014 and received her second Olivier nomination upon her 2021 return to the London stage as Hamlet.
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Cush Jumbo OBE was born on September 23, 1985 (age 37 years) in King’s College Hospital in the Denmark Hill section of London, United Kingdom. She is the daughter of British-Nigerian parents Angela Hall and Marx Jumbo. Her mother is British and her father is Nigerian. The second of six children, she grew up in Lewisham and Southwark. She began dance classes at the age of 3, learning tap, ballet and modern, and went on to learn street dance, contemporary, ballroom, and Latin in later years. As a child, she attended Adamsrill Primary School in Sydenham.
Jumbo trained at the Francis Cooper School of Dance from the age of 11 to 15 whilst attending Cator Park School for Girls, but at 14 she left Cator Park to pursue acting more seriously at the BRIT School in Croydon. She graduated with a first from the BA (Hons) Acting course at Central School of Speech and Drama before starting her career. She considered undertaking teacher training in London before finally settling on a career as an actress.
Cush Jumbo’s theatre credits include Brixton Stories at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, Liquid Gold at the Almeida and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare’s Globe. She has also appeared in productions of The Cherry Orchard, The Crucible, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Richard III and Pygmalion at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester for which she received MEN and Ian Charleson Award nominations. In 2012 she won the Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Rosalind in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
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Jumbo played Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer at the National Theatre in 2012 and Mark Antony in an all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse for which she received a nomination for an Olivier Award. She took part again in the production when it was revived in New York in October 2013. In May 2013, she played the role of Nora in A Doll’s House at the Royal Exchange Theatre. In October 2013 she won a UK Theatre Award for this performance.
In July and August 2013, Jumbo performed in her own debut play Josephine and I, a one-woman play about jazz singer Josephine Baker, which premiered at the Bush Theatre, London. She won an Emerging Talent Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in November 2013 for this performance. The show was developed for transfer and began previews on 27 February 2015 at The Public Theater in New York.
She made her Broadway debut in the autumn of 2014 when she appeared in the transfer of the Royal Court Theatre production of The River by Jez Butterworth, alongside Laura Donnelly and Hugh Jackman. Jumbo also co-wrote the musical Rebels and Retail, a shortlisted entrant in the Perfect Pitch West End Showcase 2008.
Jumbo is the co-author of 101 Dance Ideas for 5–11 yr Olds which is published by A & C Black. On television, Jumbo has appeared in My Family, Harley Street, as receptionist Hannah Fellows, as Lois Habiba in all five episodes of Torchwood: Children of Earth, as Becky on BBC Three’s drama series Lip Service, Casualty and as Nurse Damaris in Getting On Series 2 and 3, written by Jo Brand, Jo Scanlon and Vicki Pepperdine in which she was directed by fellow Torchwood actor Peter Capaldi.
She appeared as DC Bethany Whelan in series 2 of ITV’s Vera starring Brenda Blethyn and returned to the show for series 5, broadcast in 2015, and for episode 1 of series 6 in 2016. She has also appeared several times on BBC Radio 4 in dramas and as a guest on the panel show Dilemma. She became a regular cast member in the 2015–2016 season of the CBS series The Good Wife until the series ended in 2016. She reprised her role in the series’ spin-off The Good Fight. On 29 May 2020 Jumbo announced that she is departing the series after four seasons.
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In October 2021, Cush Jumbo played the title role in a production of Hamlet at the Young Vic Theatre in London, directed by Greg Hersof. The Guardian’s Arifa Akbar praised her interpretation of the character as a “clear-eyed son” in a performance of “shining clarity”. In 2022, she received an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress and a Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Shakespearean Performance.
Cush Jumbo is married to Sean Griffin, they had their wedding in 2014. The couple has a son, Maximillian, born in 2018. Cush Jumbo stands at an appealing height of 1.71m and has a good body weight which suits her personality. When it comes to her weight loss, she has lost some weight. As of mid-2022, Cush Jumbo and her husband Sean Griffin are still married and living a happy life.
Cush Jumbo net worth
How much is Cush Jumbo worth? Cush Jumbo net worth is estimated at around $2 million. Her primary source of income is from her working career as an actress and writer. Cush Jumbo’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $400,000 dollars annually. She is one of the richest and most influential actresses/writers in the United Kingdom. Her remarkable career achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips.