|Noma Dumezweni Quick Info
|5 ft 6 in
|Date of Birth
|July 28, 1969
Noma Dumezweni is a British actress who shot to fame after playing the character of Ruth Younger in the tragedy A Raisin in the Sun at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, her stellar performance earning her the Laurence Olivier Award for “Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Play” in 2006. Noma went on to star in several other plays including the original West End and Broadway runs of the two-part drama Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2016-2018), in which her role as Hermione Granger brought her a 2nd Laurence Olivier Award in 2017 along with a nomination for the Tony Award in 2018 for “Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play”. Dumezweni has appeared in a number of films such as The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) and has been featured in many TV shows like Doctor Who (2008–2009). She has amassed more than 45k followers on Instagram.
She was educated in Felixstowe in Suffolk. She has attended The New Wolsey Theatre‘s Youth Theatre group.
- Siblings – She has a sister.
She has been represented by –
- Conway Van Gelder Grant Ltd.
- Principal Entertainment
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Noma has a daughter Qeiva who was born in 2007. Father’s identity has not been revealed.
Race / Ethnicity
- Expressive eyes
- Shapely lips
- Mole beside her right eye
She has endorsed or promoted several brands such as Stuff And Fings.
Noma Dumezweni Favorite Things
- Memory From Set – Waiting to do a shot for The Undoing (2020) with Donald Sutherland in the same room, finding it hard to believe that she was really working with the legend
Source – Brief Take
Noma Dumezweni Facts
- She had resided in Botswana, Kenya, and Uganda before shifting to England as a child. It was as a refugee that she had arrived in England, on May 17, 1977, first having lived in Felixstowe, Suffolk, and then moved to London.
- Dumezweni has disclosed that her character Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child taught her to be angry, in a good way. She has felt that Hermione’s fury has been carefully directed and displayed through love and strong feelings of loyalty, rather than bitterness. Noma herself had not known how that worked until she essayed the character, after which she realized that her true moments of anger were the result of her inability to figure out what she wanted to express and how she was feeling, and her struggle to put those across.
- Noma has stated that although she has loved playing Hermione with ease and confidence, she has been aware that she is the 2nd Hermione with Emma Watson being the original. Dumezweni has added that the two had met when Watson had come to see the show. They had both burst into tears and then hugged each other, and she has cherished the lovely, special moment that had felt the most powerful, too.
- Noma has always looked forward to meeting fans after the show, particularly women of color and young children. She has loved kids and their company and has been amazed at how there is the potential of the world in them.
Featured Image by Noma Dumezweni / Instagram