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Cush Jumbo Bio, Criminal Record, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Net Worth, Deadwater Fell, Movies and TV Shows

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Cush Jumbo Biography

Cush Jumbo is a Nigerian-British actress and writer who attained fame for starring in CBS’ The Good Wife from 2015 to 2016 and Paramount’s The Good Fight from 2017 to 2021. She will star in the role of Detective Sergeant June Lenker in Apple TV+’s Criminal Record. Criminal Record premieres on January 10, 2024, on Apple TV+.

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Cush Jumbo Height

Jumbo stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 7 inches.

Cush Jumbo Age

Jumbo is 38 years old. She was born on September 23, 1985, in King’s College Hospital in the Denmark Hill section of London. Jumbo annually celebrates her birthday on September 23rd.

Personal Life

Cush Jumbo Family and Relatives

Jumbo was born to Angela Hall and Marx Jumbo. Her father is of Nigerian ancestry while her mother is of British ancestry. Apart from her, they had 5 other children with Jumbo as the second-born. They raised her in Lewisham and Southwark. At the age of 3, they enrolled her in dance classes where she learned tap, ballet, and modern dancing. Later, she learned street, contemporary, ballroom, and Latin dancing.

Cush Jumbo Spouse and Children

Jumbo tied the knot with Seán Griffin in December 2014 on a Broadway stage in New York. They have a son named Maximilian Griffin. Maximillian was born on April 25, 2018, and is 6 years old. On April 25, 2020, Seán posted a picture of Maximilian on his Instagram account and wished him a happy 2nd birthday. Nonetheless, we will update this information when details regarding it are available to the public

Cush Jumbo Education

Jumbo studied at Adamsrill Primary School in Sydenham. At the same time, she trained at Glenlyn Academy(then known as Glenlyn Stage School). Next, she studied at Cator Park School for Girls simultaneously training at the Francis Cooper School of Dance from when she was 11 to 15. At the age of 14, she left Cator Park in pursuit of a more serious acting career at the BRIT School in Croydon. Later, she graduated with a Bachelor Of Arts degree from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama before starting her career.

Professional Life

Cush Jumbo Net Worth

Jumbo has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful acting career.

Cush Jumbo Career

Theatre

At first, Jumbo thought of undergoing teacher training in London before she settled on an acting career. In theatre, she appeared in Brixton Stories at the Lyric Theatre, Liquid Gold at the Almeida Theatre, and Love’s Labour’s Lost at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Moreover, she appeared in productions of The Crucible, Richard III, The Cherry Orchard, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Also, she appeared in the production of Pygmalion at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. For her performance, she received nominations for the MEN and Ian Charleson Award.

In 2012, Jumbo secured the Ian Charleson Award for her role in As You Like It at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. That same year, she played the role of Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer at the National Theatre and Mark Anthony in an all-female production Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse. For her performance as Mark, she attained an Olivier Award nomination. She reprised the role during the play’s October 2012 revival in New York. The following year in May, she played the role of Nora Helmer in A Doll’s House at at the Royal Exchange Theatre. In October of the same year, she received a UK Theatre Award for her performance as Nora

Jumbo performed in her debut play Josephine and I at the Bush Theatre, London in July and August 2013. In November of that year, she received an Emerging Talent Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her performance. She debuted on Broadway in the autumn of 2014 when she appeared in the Royal Court Theatre production of The River. Additionally, she co-wrote the musical Rebels and Retail.

Hamlet

She played Hamlet in  Hamlet at the Young Vic Theatre in London in October 2021. The following year, she secured a nomination for an Olivier Best Actress Award and the Critics’ Circle Theatre Best Shakespearean Performance Award.

TV

Aside from her Theatre work, Jumbo has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies. She appeared as DC Bethany Whelan in ITV’s Vera and as Lois Habiba in SN 3 of Torchwood: Children of Earth. Further, she attained fame for starring in CBS’ The Good Wife from 2015 to 2016 and Paramount’s The Good Fight from 2017 to 2021. Apart from her work in film and theatre, she co-authored 101 Dance Ideas for 5–11-year-olds. 

Movies and TV Shows

Cush Jumbo Vera

Jumbo played the role of DC Bethany Whelan in SN 2, 5, and 6, of the drama series, Vera. Bethany is a Detective Constable working with the Northumberland and City Police.

Cush Jumbo The Good Wife/Lucca Quinn

From 2015 to 2016, Jumbo played the role of Lucca Quinn in CBS’ The Good Wife. Lucca is an associate lawyer who works with Diane and Maia at Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart. In SN 3, she earned the position of lead divorce lawyer.

Cush Jumbo The Good Fight/Why Did She Leave The Good Fight?

From 2017 to 2021, Jumbo reprised her role of Lucca in The Good Wife spin-off, The Good Fight. The series follows events after the end of The Good Wife. Lucca now works at an African-American firm that takes on Illinois police brutality cases, Reddick, Boseman, & Kolsta. A rising star in the firm, she now balances her work and a romantic tangle with US Attorney, Colin Morello.

During an interview with etonline.com, Jumbo expressed that departing from the film was a sentimental journey for her. Despite the emotions involved, she remained dedicated to portraying the character authentically. Additionally, she emphasized her desire to avoid unnecessary delays in the process, aiming for a positive resolution to the character’s story.

Cush Jumbo Deadwater Fell

Jumbo laid the role of Jess Milner in the miniseries, Deadwater Fell. Milner is the wife of Steve Campbell and stepmother of his two sons. She works as a schoolteacher alongside Kate who passes away after a ruinous house fire kills her and her daughters.

Cush Jumbo Torchwood: Children of Earth/Doctor Who

Jumbo played the role of Lois Habiba in the Doctor Who spinoff, Torchwood. Lois is a junior PA and assistant to t John Frobisher. Equipped with special lenses, she discreetly documents her observations and engages in secret meetings with the 456 to unravel the reasons behind their return. In a crucial scene, she records the agreement between the British government and the 456, involving the unsettling exchange of 10% of the world’s children.

Cush Jumbo Criminal Record

Jumbo stars in the role of Detective Sergeant June Lenker in Apple TV+’s Criminal Record. Criminal Record premiered on January 10, 2024, on Apple TV+. She also serves as the series’ executive producer. The series follows two detectives, a newcomer to the field and a seasoned detective, as they disagree over an old murder case when an anonymous phone call prompts them to reexamine it. Jumbo stars alongside

  • Peter Capaldi
  • Dionne Brown
  • Stephen Campbell Moore
  • Charlie Creed-Miles
  • Shaun Dooley
  • Aysha Kala
  • Tom Moutchi
  • Cathy Tyson
  • Zoë Wanamaker

Cush Jumbo Other Films and TV Shows

During her career, Jumbo has starred in a number of films and TV shows such as

  • The Inbetweeners Movie
  • Harley Street
  • National Theatre Live: She Stoops to Conquer
  • Remainder
  • Lip Service
  • Getting On
  • City of Tiny Lights
  • The Postcard Killings
  • Deadwater Fell
  • The Beast Must Die
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

Cush Jumbo Social Media(Instagram)

Jumbo has active social media platforms i.e. Instagram. She has a following of over 73.3K on Instagram.