Who is Naledi Murray?
Naledi is a rising Jamaican child actress, best known for her notable roles in TV shows and movies such as “Sweet Tooth” (2021), in addition to several other notable roles she’s had so far in her career.
Naledi Murray Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Naledi Makel Murray was born on 8 November 2010, in Kingston, Jamaica, to parents Malcolm Murray an actor, and Micole Murray, a dancer and producer. Naledi discovered her passion for acting at the age of five, and has since pursued a career in the entertainment industry.
Naledi quickly progressed from reading chapter books to diving into screenplays and participating in “table reads”. Her dedication to pursuing her dream convinced her parents to support her ambitions, soon helping her find professional representation, allowing her to start booking acting gigs, and embark on her journey in the entertainment industry. Her educational background hasn’t been publicly disclosed.
Naledi Murray made her on-screen debut in the TV mini-series “Seven Seconds” (2018), a crime drama about a white police officer who accidentally shoots and causes life-threatening injuries to a black teenager. This leads to racial tensions in the city, an attempted cover-up, and the trial that provoked masses, becoming a focal point of the century. The series was created by Veena Sud, and stars included Beau Knapp as Peter Jablonski, Clare-Hope Ashitey as KJ Harper, and Michael Mosley as Joe ‘Fish’ Rinaldi.
Naledi continued her career with a part in the TV series “Division Street” (2018), and in the same year had a role in the TV movie “The Land of Steady Habits”, in which she appeared as Girl in Lobby #2. The story follows Anders Hill played by Ben Mendelsohn, as he retires from his job in finance and leaves his wife in search of renewed purpose. Other than Mendelsohn, the cast included, Natalie Gold as Dana, and Thomas Mann as Preston Harris. The director of the film was Nicole Holofcener, and was co-written by Ted Thompson and Nicole Holofcener.
The following year, Murray took on several projects, first portraying Maddie in the TV series “All Hail Beth”. This modern comedy with an ancient twist featured an ensemble including Ashley Monique Menard, Layla Khoshnoudi, and Marguerite Genard, and was created by Misha Calvert, offering a fresh take on humor.
Naledi also appeared in the TV series “First Wives Club“, in which she played Imani. This TV adaptation of the 1996 comedy centers around three divorced wives who share a common past. The show starred Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau and RonReaco Lee, and it was created by Tracy Oliver.
Following her TV roles, Naledi Murray ventured into voice acting. She lent her voice to the TV series “The Bug Diaries” in the Halloween special episode entitled “Halloween Bug-A-Boo!” (2020). This animated comedy series for preschoolers is based on popular children’s books by best-selling author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Harry Bliss. Naledi voiced Bady Fly in this bug-filled world of tiny adventures, Created by Allan Neuwirth, and features an ensemble including Abigail Dylan Harrison as Fly, Logan Smith as Spider, and Nilah Rivera as Worm.
Continuing her career, Murray took on notable roles in a several projects. In the TV series “Tommy” (2020), she was part of a cast that included Edie Falco, Michael Chernus, and Adelaide Clemens. The show centers on a former high-ranking officer from the NYPD, who takes on the role of becoming the first female Chief of Police in Los Angeles.
Additionally, she had a role in the TV mini-series “The Undoing” (2020), which starred Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Noah Jupe. The series presents a modern twist on a classical “whodunnit” tale, as it follows the life of a wealthy New York therapist, whose life turns upside down after she and her family become embroiled in a murder case.
Success with “Sweet Tooth”
Murray’s role as Wendy in the TV series “Sweet Tooth” (2021) catapulted her to stardom. The show is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which a virus has wiped out most of the human population, coinciding with the emergence of hybrid babies born with animal characteristics. The story revolves around Gus, a part-deer hybrid, who embarks on a journey to find his mother after the death of his father.
The show features an ensemble including Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd, and Christian Convery as Gus, among others. Naledi’s character, Wendy, is a part-pig hybrid rescued by Aimee Eden.
The series gained immense popularity due to its unique and engaging storyline, exceptional character development, and the captivating performances of the cast. Developed by Jim Mickle and based on the comic book series created by Jeff Lemire, it received critical acclaim, and won two Children’s and Family Emmy Awards. Most recently, the show debuted its third season; Naledi’s portrayal of Wendy received high praise, despite her not winning any major award for her contributions to the show.
According to authoritative sources, Naledi Murray’s net worth is estimated at $1 million, as of late 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single
Naledi is just 12 years old, and for now is focused majorly on her education and her rising career, instead of looking for a boyfriend. She is currently single.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Naledi Murray has black hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 1in (1.55m), while her weight and other vital statistics are currently unknown, though she has a slim figure.