Kate Henshaw, born in Cross River, Nigeria, began her career in 1993 with a role in “When the Sun Sets.” Since then, she has done over 40 Nollywood movies. She is the oldest of four children and won the Africa Movie Academy award for “BEST ACTRESS” in the 2008 movie “STRONGER THAN PAIN.” She is currently starring in the sitcom “Africa Magic” as the role of Emem, a young girl who dreams of becoming an artist.
Since her first big break in 1993, Kate Henshaw has worked hard to maintain her high profile as a Nollywood screen queen. She began studying medical microbiology at Lagos University Teaching Hospital before becoming a model and aspiring actress. Her talent was noticed in a 1993 film audition and she was soon landed the lead role in “When the Sun Sets.” The movie was a hit and won her an award. It also helped open doors for her to pursue new roles and new movies.