Ncuti Gatwa Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

Who is Ncuti Gatwa?

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa is a famous Rwandan-Scottish actor. He became famous as Eric Effiong on the Net flix comedy-drama series Sex Education (2019-present). His performance in the series won him a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television and three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance. Gatwa was unveiled as the fourteenth incarnation of the Doctor on the BBC series Doctor Who in 2022, making him the first black actor to lead the series.

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Ncuti Gatwa career

Following graduation, Ncuti was given a position in the Dundee Repertory Theatre acting graduation scheme based in Dundee, Scotland. He performed in various productions such as David Greig’s Victoria and has a short role in the 2014 sitcom Bob Servant, also set and filmed in Dundee. Gatwa then appeared in a supporting role in the miniseries Stonemouth in 2015, which was an adaptation of the 2012 novel of the same title. He performed in the Kneehigh Theatres production of 946, adapted from Micahel Morpurgo’s The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips about the rehearsals for the D-Day landing in Devon with many fatalities.

Later, Ncuti portrayed Demetrius in the 2016 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe, directed by Emma Rice. He was then cast as Eric Efflong in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education in May 2018. The series was released in 2019 and received critical acclaim. He earned praise for his role of Eric from audiences and critics alike, especially for how his character was not relegated to the cliche of ”gay or black best friend slash sidekick stock character”.


Gatwa received many accolades for the role, such as winning a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in Television in 2020. As well as receiving three BAFTA Television Award nominations for Best Male Comedy Performance, one in 2020, 2021 and 2022 consecutively.

It was recently revealed that Gatwa had been cast in Doctor Who on May 8, 2022, as the 14th incarnation of the show’s protagonist, the Doctor. He was cast in February and will be the first black actor to play a primary incarnation of the character and the second to play an incarnation overall, after Jo Martin’s appearance as the Fugitive Doctor. Gatwa is expected to take over the role in the third and last of the 2022 specials in October 2022.

How old is Ncuti Gatwa?

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa is aged 29 as of 2021, having been born on October 15, 1992, in Kigali, Rwanda, and is currently a citizen of the United Kingdom. He shares his birthday with famous people including Malu Trevejo, Daniel Gizmo, Bailee Madison, Sophia Birlem, Anthony Joshua, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mesut Ozil, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and Tanya Roberts, among others.

Ncuti Gatwa Family

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Who are Ncuti Gatwa’s parents?

Mizero Ncuti Gatwa was born in Nyarugenge, Kigali, to Tharcisse Gatwa and his spouse. His father is a journalist with a Ph.D. in theology from Karongi District in Rwanda. The family escaped from Rwanda and settled in Scotland during the Rwandan genocide in 1994. They then lived in Edinburgh and Dunfermline.

Does Ncuti Gatwa have siblings?

Gatwa was born into a family of three children. He has two siblings, and not much is known or shared about them.

Ncuti Gatwa Education

Gatwa enrolled and studied at Boroughmuir High School and later joined Dunfermline High School. He then moved to Glasgow and studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated in 2013 with a BA in Acting.

Ncuti Gatwa Girlfriend

Gatwa is currently single and unmarried, despite being linked to a relationship with Jessica Hardwick in the past. He has kept his dating life away from the public and nothing is known about his relationship at the time.

Ncuti Gatwa Kids

Gatwa has not been married and does not have any children of his own as of date.

Ncuti Gatwa Height

Gatwa has a well-built, athletic, and physically fit body with an impressive height of 5 ft 8 in (1.72 m) and a weight of 70 kg (154 lbs).

Ncuti Gatwa Net Worth

Rwandan-Scottish professional actor, Gatwa has been active from 2014 to the present. He has gathered an accumulative net worth of approximately $1 million as of 2022.

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