Ruth Negga ( NAY-gə; born 7 January 1982) is an Ethiopian-Irish actress known for the AMC television series Preacher and the film Loving.
Negga has also appeared in the films Capital Letters (2004) (also released as Trafficked in some countries), Isolation (2005), Breakfast on Pluto (2005), and Warcraft (2016). Other television projects include the BBC mini-series Criminal Justice, RTÉ's Love/Hate, E4's Misfits, and ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Negga began a starring role as Tulip O'Hare in Preacher in 2016.
For her portrayal of Mildred Loving in Loving (2016), Negga was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress, and she was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award. In 2020, she was ranked number 10 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.