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KOKOnista Of The Day: Cush Jumbo Is The Nigerian Actress Upping The Ante In Trending New Netflix Drama

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Cush Jumbo is a Nigerian-British actress, writer and the ‘IT girl’ of new Netflix gripping drama. 

Jumbo was born in King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill to parents Angela (née Hall) and Marx Jumbo. Her mother is British and her father is Nigerian.

The second of six children, she grew up in Lewisham and Southwark. She began dance classes at the age of 3, learning tap, ballet and modern, and went on to learn street dance, contemporary, ballroom, and Latin in later years.
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Cush Jumbo attends The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.

As a child, she attended Adamsrill Primary School in Sydenham. From the age of 11 to 15, she trained at the Francis Cooper School of Dance whilst attending Cator Park School for Girls, but at 14 she left Cator Park to pursue acting more seriously at the BRIT School in Croydon.

She graduated with a first from the BA (Hons) Acting course at Central School of Speech and Drama before starting her career. She considered undertaking teacher training in London before finally settling on a career as an actress.

She is best known for her starring role as attorney Lucca Quinn in the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife (2009–2016) and the CBS All Access spin-off series The Good Fight (2017–2022).

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