Cush Jumbo: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about The Good Fight Star

Cush Jumbo: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about The Good Fight Star

Cush Jumbo:  5 Things You Didn’t Know about The Good Fight Star

The debut of “The Good Wife” is tonight and people are expecting big things from Christine Baranski reprising her role as Diane Lockhart.  However, another cast member that people are expecting to be a breakout star is Cush Jumbo.  Cush will be playing the part of Lucca Quinn.  Since people are already familiar with Baranski, we wanted to take a closer look at Cush Jumbo.  The 31-year-old British actress has had an interesting path to get to her role in The Good Fight and we decided it was time to explore it a little.  Here are 5 things you might not know about Cush Jumbo.

1. Awards:

Jumbo wrote and starred in a one-woman show, Josephine and I for which she won critical acclaim.  Jumbo is the winner of Winner of the Ian Charleson Award 2011, UK Theatre Award 2013, and the Emerging Talent Award at London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2013.

2. One of seven children

Jumbo was born in King’s College Hospital, Lambeth, south London to parents Angela and Marx Jumbo. Her mother is British and her father is Nigerian. The second of seven 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.

3. Interesting Moment – Nov 8th

Nothing could have prepared the team behind the CBS legal drama’s spinoff The Good Fight for the events of Nov. 8. “We were shooting the pilot next to where [Donald Trump’s election night] party was going to be,” recalls Jumbo. “It was packed with people and journalists and every TV truck in the world, and then none of us could get home. It was an interesting moment.”

4.  She loves poking fun at herself

If you’ve ever been on Cush’s Twitter page you’ll notice there’s a slew of hilarious photos and videos.  Whether she’s sticking out her tongue, making a surprise face, or messing with a cast member on set, you will never see a shortage of humor on her page.  It’s pretty awesome.

5.  Her best advice

In an interview Cush once said the best advice is to “enjoy every day.”  Here’s her response.

Are you kidding? I’m looking out at Central Park, the sun is shining and I’m alive. I’m doing what I’ve wanted to do for a long time. But of course, like everybody, I have bad days. I need to make time to look around and go: I could be in south London working in a 9 to 5 job, and in a horrible relationship hoping that tomorrow doesn’t come, and that is not where I am. I remind myself to enjoy the moment, because no matter how successful you are, there is always the question — what next?

Photo via Twitter

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