Kate Henshaw @k8henshaw is an Actress and fitness enthusiast, Kate Henshaw is among the elite group of actresses who have significantly contributed to the Nollywood’s enduring reputation for creative excellence.
She had her primary and secondary education in Lagos and Calabar respectively. She moved on to the University of Calabar where she spent one-year reading remedial studies. She then joined the School of Medical Lab Science, LUTH (Lagos University Teaching Hospital) in Lagos to study Medical Microbiology. She had to work at the Bauchi State General Hospital.
She started out her career in the Entertainment industry in 1993 when she auditioned for the lead role in the movie When the Sun Sets. Her talent won her the role, which became her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. Although her success wasn’t immediate, it was from there that she created the actress she became and later evolved into a superstar. She has appeared in many movies numbering up to 45 including “Aremu The Principal” and “Above The Death”. The increased exposure, acceptance and recognition allowed Kate to witness massive growth in her career. As a result, she won distinctive awards including the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the movie “Stronger than Pain” in 2008. In addition to her film award, the star has had considerable success as a reality TV show judge. She is a judge on Nigeria’s Got Talent and is “The Face of Onga”. It doesn’t look like she is going to take a break from acting soon as she continues to excel at it.
In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Stronger than Pain. In 2015 she won the City People Movie Award for Face if Nollywood. In 2016, she won the City people Movie Special Recognition Award.