Quick Facts Natalie Gumede
Natalie Gumede is an English actress best known for portraying the role of Kirsty Soames in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, from 2011 to 2013. Previously, she starred as China in BBC Three comedy show Ideal. Gumede was the first runnerup of the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing series at BBC One.
As of 2019, Natalie has reportedly gathered a net worth around $1 million. Natalie is the granddaughter of Zimbabwe’s former President Rhodesia Josiah Zion Gumede.
Natalie Gumede Net Worth and Salary
As an actress, Natalie Gumede is earning a decent amount of money as her salary from the film industry. As of 2019, Gumede has an estimated net worth of $1 million. She has portrayed the roles in various TV series and received an enormous amount of money.
Gumede played the role of Kristy Soames from 2011 to 2013 in Coronation Street, a British Soap Opera created by Granada Television premiered on ITV since 9th December 1960. It also became the world’s longest-running television soap opera and was listed in Guinness World Records on 17th September 2010.
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The show currently averages 8 million viewers per episode. Each episode was prepared in a budget around $183,700. BBC Trust revealed that a year’s worth of Coronation Street costs up to $39 million while spending around $9 million on actors and other workers.
Natalie Gumede Personal Life, Husband, and Affairs
Natalie Gumede is very silent when it comes to her personal life. So the information regarding her relationship is still unknown. Being famous and gorgeous, she grabs the attention of many people. Therefore, she might have secretly dated and have a record of past affairs but hasn’t disclosed.
Gumede getting cozy to her dance partner, Artem Chingvintsev led many people to speculate about their partnership in real life. However, the partners were no more than just a dance partner and good friend. Neither, they dated nor thought to be linked romantically.
Gumede is also close to a boy whom she considers as her best friend. Yet the identity of the guy remains mysterious but she shares the pictures of her being pleased with him.
Natalie Gumede Early Life and Education
Natalie Sithokozile C. Gumede professionally known as Natalie Gumede was born on 20th March 1984, in Burnley, Lancashire, England. Her nationality is British and holds Mixed ethnicity. Further, her star sign is Pisces.
However, the identity of her parents has not been disclosed but it is known that she belongs to the presidential family. Her grandfather, Josiah Zion Gumede was the 1st president of Zimbabwe Rhodesia, a short-lived state existed from 1st June 1979 to 12th December 1979. Her grandmother’s name is Esther Gumede.
Gumede attended the London Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts graduating with a Ba Hons with a three-year course in Acting. It is the same Academy where the famous British actress, Mimi Keene graduated.
Natalie Gumede Career and Succession
Natalie Gumede played a role of China in the dark-comedy sitcom series, Ideal from 2004 to 2007. Gumede also made a guest appearance in 2005 ITV soap opera, Emmerdale, portraying the role of Tania Coles.
In 2008, she featured in her first full-length film, Clubbed, a British drama about a 1980s factory worker who worked as a club doorman. Gumede starred along with Colin Salmon who portrayed a role of Louis.
Gumede also featured in the sitcom, The Persuasionists broadcasted on BBC Two premiered in 2010. In September 2011, Gumede appeared in the ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, playing Kirsty Soames.
She previously tried out for the part of Kelly Crabtree but it was handed over to Tupele Dorgu. For her portrayal character in Coronation Street, Gumede earned the Best Newcomer accolade at the 2012 British Soap as well as in TV Choice Awards. She was further voted for Most Popular Newcomer during the 18th National Television Awards.
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At the end of the year of Digital Spy‘s reader poll, a storyline of Kirsty’s domestic abuse with on-screen boyfriend Tyrone won Best Storyline with 28.3% of the vote. On 21st February 2013, it was announced that Gumede would leave the soap after a year-and-a-half and departed when her character, Kirsty, went to prison on 3rd April 2013.
Gumede also starred as Bella in the British fantasy TV drama, Jekyll & Hyde, broadcasted on ITV.
Besides her acting career, Gumede also participated in the eleventh series of British Television dance contest, Strictly Come Dancing and ended up placing as 1st runnerup.
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