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Michaela Coel’s parents are Derek Kwesi Coel and Mary Coel.

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Michaela Coel’s parents are both Ghanaians. They moved to London before the celebrity was born. Learn more about the “I May Destroy You” creator’s parents in the video below.

Michaela Coel is one of the most successful figures in the British entertainment sector.

Since 2013, the Ghanaian-British actress has been engaged in the profession.

The multi-talented actor is well-known for developing and acting in the E4 sitcom

“Chewing Gum,” which aired from 2015 to 2017. For her role in the sitcom, the filmmaker got a BAFTA Award.

Similarly, Coel received the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress

in 2021 for her work on the HBO/BBC One comedy-drama “I May Destroy You.”

With that said about the famous actress, let’s take a closer look at her personal life and learn more about her parents, siblings, and family history.

Coel, Michaela Parents:

Derek Kwesi Coel and Kwenua Osborne Michaela Coel was born on October 1, 1987 to her father, Derek Kwesi Coel, and mother, Kwenua Osborne.

The Chewing Gum star’s parents were both Ghanaians. They moved to London before Michaela was born.

The actress grew raised on an East London council estate with her mother and older sister.

Michaela Coel (pink outfit) in Ghana with her father, Derek Kwesi Coel, and grandmother, Jemima Andam.

Her mother is a dedicated member of the Pentecostal faith, according to her IMDb page.

Michaela and her sister were raised with religious views by their mother, according to the filmmaker.

Michaela Coel
Michaela acting in a movie source: Youtube

The British-Ghanaian artist was educated in East London Catholic schools.

She once admitted to bullying other students in primary school

since she was the only black student in her age group, which she said led to her loneliness.

According to reports,

Her isolation ended in the comprehensive school where she attended high school.

In an interview with Vogue, the writer-director described her wonderful relationship with her mother. They have a strong bond.

Michaela also has a close relationship with her father and paternal grandma.

Despite her hectic schedule, she always makes time to see her father and grandmother,

Jemima Andam, in Accra, Ghana.

Kwenua Osborne, Michaela Coel’s mother, works as a mental health nurse.

Kwenua is also a beautiful woman who frequently accompanies her daughter to award presentations and other prominent occasions.

The mother and daughter pair bear an uncanny likeness.

Both have symmetrical faces with prominent cheekbones and wide almond-shaped eyes.

Many of Michaela’s followers may be aware that she based her comedy-drama series

“I May Destroy You” on her own sexual assault experience. The show was a big success.

Michaela Coel
Michaela with her award source: CNN

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However, the series assisted Coel’s mother in finding her own voice.

Osborne felt inspired to go out about her own experience with sexual assault as a result

of her daughter’s steadfast series, a family secret she had all but buried her entire life.

Kwenua Osborne said that she had been abused as a child by someone she knew.

The mental-health nurse said her daughter transformed her experience into a play because it was so motivating.

The proud mother went on to claim that many people watched it and were moved by it, with some even remarking, “This happened to me.”

“And because it touched me personally, I also had to come out and tell her (Michaela) everything,” Kwenua Osborne explained.