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Madina Nalwanga is a Ugandan actress famous for her lead role as Phiona in Disney’s Queen of Katwe. The film depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl living in a slum in Katwe who learns to play chess and becomes a Woman Candidate Master.
This role earned her the Most Promising Actor award at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards in Lagos, Nigeria. She also won an NAACP Image Award, a Women Film Critics Circle Award, and was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award.
Madina Nalwanga was born on February 2, 2002 (age 19 years) in Kampala, Uganda. She grew up in the poor Katwe neighbourhood in Kampala, Uganda, and spent her childhood selling corn on the streets. Nalwanga was discovered by a casting director at a community dance class in the Kabalagala neighbourhood of Kampala, Uganda, a slum known for prostitution.
During the filming of Queen of Katwe, David Oyelowo took Nalwanga to see Jurassic World with other kids from the set, and discovered she’d never seen a movie when she asked, “Is that what we are doing?” When she watched Queen of Katwe, it was only the second time she’d been inside a movie theatre.
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Madina Nalwanga has said her young life closely mirrored that of her character Phiona in Queen of Katwe. At 17 years old, Forbes named her the youngest person on their 2018 “30 Under 30” list.
According to a University of Oxford study from their department of Economics, students in Uganda who watched Queen of Katwe before taking their national exams received better grades than those who didn’t.
Husband: Madina Nalwanga is currently single and not married. She does not have a husband or boyfriend. The teen is focused on building a successful acting career.
Madina Nalwanga net worth
How much is Madina Nalwanga worth? Madina Nalwanga net worth is estimated at around $500,000. Her main source of income is from her acting career. Nalwanga’s successful acting has earned her some luxurious lifestyles. She is one of the richest and influential actresses in Uganda under 30.