Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw (; born 21 April 1983) is a British actress. After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she began acting in British television and stage productions, appearing in the science-fiction series Doctor Who (2007), and went on to appear in American productions such as the comedy film Larry Crowne (2011), and the short-lived television series Undercovers (2010) and Touch (2012).
Mbatha-Raw's breakthrough came with the British period drama Belle (2013), for which she won the BIFA Award for Best Actress, and the romantic drama Beyond the Lights (2014). Her leading performance as the titular character in Jessica Swale's 2015 play Nell Gwynn earned her a nomination for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress. Her starring role in "San Junipero", an episode in season three of the anthology series Black Mirror, was praised. Her career progressed with roles in the films Miss Sloane (2016), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Misbehaviour (2020), and the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show (2019). In February 2021, Mbatha-Raw was appointed a global Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).