Sheila Atim is a acclaimed actress, singer and playwriter sho has worked in theatres, television and mainstream films in UK. She was born in Uganda but raised in London. She is well known for her stage roles in Shakespeare dramas in leading theatres. She has even worked as a composer for many productions.
Sheila Atim is also a prominent actress in television and has acted in many series like Game of Thrones successor series Bloodmoon, The Pale Horse by BBC and The Underground Railroad by Amazon. She was also seen in the sports drama project titled Bruised which was aired on Netflix in 2021.
She has won many awards in her career including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in Constellations in 2022. She also got Screen Nation Film and Television Award for the movie Twelfth Night in 2021. She was also chosen as the Most Promising Newcomer at Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Girl from the North Country.
Sheila Atim was born in January 1991 in Uganda. Sheila Atim’s current age is 31 years.
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Sheila Atim was born in Uganda but grew up in London as her mother moved to UK when Sheila was just five months old. Sheila did her primary education from Cooper’s Company and Coborn School in Rainham region of London. She was interested in acting since a young age and participated in many shows during her school days.
Sheila also did modelling when she was in high school. She had even shaved her head on the sides for a stage show at school and this attracted the attention of few producers. She got good offers in modeling due to her unique appearance. She was even part of the 2009 Fashion Week event held in London.
|Full Name||Sheila Atim|
|Date of Birth||January 1991|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Capricorn|
|School||Coopers’ Company and Coborn School|
|College||King’s College London|
She later completed her graduation in Biomedical Science from King’s College in London. She got professional training in acting at Weekend Arts Centre in Belsize Park. She trained under Che Walker and got good response for her performance in Shakespeare’s Globe during 2013. She acted in several stage shows and later moved to films and television to pursue her career.
Sheila Atim belongs to Acholi tribe from Northern Uganda. She moved to London along with her mother when she was very young. Sheila’s mother works as managing commissioner for the NHS in London. She is the only child of her parents.
Sheila Atim is unmarried and her relationship status is single. Even though there were few rumours about her dating a theatre artist, she has not confirmed anything in this regard to the media. She is also not active on social media and does not discuss her personal life.
Sheila Atim hails from Uganda and belongs to African ethnicity. She has natural black curly hair and usually keeps it short. She has big eyes and they are very expressive which is an advantage for her acting career. She stands tall at 5.8 feet and weighs around 60 kgs. She has a lean built and has maintained a good structure.
Sheila Atim is a trained actress and she worked under acting coach Che Walker at Weekend Arts Centre. She made her acting debut in 2013 at Shakespeare’s Globe. The Lightning Child was one of her successful dramas which ran for many weeks in 2013 and it also became the first musical to be staged at Globe.
Interestingly, the stage show received mixed response from critics. In 2014, she was seen in Ghost Town stage show at York Theatre Royal for which she got good response. After that, she was seen in Last Stand and Rachel in the next few years. It was her three role performance in Royal Shakespeare company productions that got her good recognition.
In 2016, she was also part of an all female Shakespeare trilogy which was set in women’s prison. She received good response from audience and critics. Her role in the musical show Girl from the North County was staged at The Old Vic in 2017 and it won her many awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a musical.
She also worked as a playwriter for Anguis in 2019 which was screened at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She also worked in the film version of Twelfth Night and she got the Best Female Performance award in 2019 from Screen Nation. She was also part of ITV’s Harlots. She was also part of Bloodmoon series which was cancelled later.
Sheila Atim became busy with acting and was seen in many projects including The Pale Horse, The Underground Railroad, The Irregulars and Bruised. She even won several awards including the MBE for her contribution to the world of theatre. She is also one of the Board of Trustees of The Old Vic Theatre Trust in London.
She is also busy with television projects like The Feed which was aired on Amazon in 2019. Apart from that, she was also seen in Bounty Hunters as an investigator which was aired on Sky One in 2019. In 2021, she was part of Royal Bastards: Rise of the Tudors on Sky History.
Sheila also did mainstream films like Sulphur and White and The Show in 2020. She has a busy schedule in 2022 with blockbuster movies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Pinocchio, The Woman King and other projects.
The net worth of Sheila Atim is around $1 million. She is active in the entertainment industry since almost a decade and has worked in several mainstream films and television series. Apart from that, she is also a renowned stage actress who has performed in international theatres. She owns a luxury car and an apartment in London.
Facts and Information
Sheila Atim belongs to Acholi tribe from Uganda but raised in London ever since she was five months old.
She was supposed to be named as Vivienna but her mother changed it to Sheila in the last moment according to an interview given by Sheila Atim.