Cush Jumbo

    Cush Jumbo is an English actress, known for playing Lois Habiba in the third series of British science fiction drama Torchwood, Children of Earth.

    Jumbo was born in Kings College Hospital, Lambeth, London to parents Angela and Marx Jumbo. Her mother is British and her Father Nigerian. The second of six children she grew up in the boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark.

    Jumbo began dance classes at the age of three learning Tap, Ballet and Modern and went on to learn Street Dance, Contemporary and Ballroom and Latin in later years. Between the ages of 11 and 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 straight Acting more seriously at The Brit School for Performing Arts in Croydon.

    Jumbo graduated with a first from the BA (Hons) Acting course at Central School of Speech and Drama before starting her professional career.

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