Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Ruth Negga to Receive Palm Springs Rising Star Award

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Ruth Negga to Receive Palm Springs Rising Star Award

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Negga plays Mildred Loving in Focus Features' Loving (Negga is pictured with Loving co-star Joel Edgerton), about the real-life interracial couple that fought discrimination in 1950s America and took their case to the Supreme Court.

Prior recipients of the Rising Star Award include Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, and Terrence Howard.

Negga's credits include World War Z, Noble; Jimi: All Is by My Side, Warcraftand Iona.

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