Charmaine Bingwa


Charmaine Bingwa


Charmaine Bingwa is a Zimbabwean / Australian actor. She played Carmen Moyo on The Good Fight (2017) and will appear in Antoine Fuqua's thriller Emancipation (2023) alongside Will Smith. She starred in Netflix’s Trees of Peace (2021), Amazon's Black Box (2020), was awarded the prestigious Heath Ledger Scholarship (2018), Equity Atlantic Award (2018) and Sydney Theatre Award nomination (2017).

Charmaine made history becoming the first person of color to be awarded the Heath Ledger Scholarship in its 10-year duration. The judging panel included Oscar-winner Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Elizabeth Debicki, Rose Byrne, Carmen Cuba and Jeremy Podeswa.

An accomplished theatre performer, she starred in 5 different productions in 2017 and has collaborated with high caliber playwrights such as John Patrick Shanley. A true multi-hypenate, she also starred, wrote, produced & directed the series Little Sista, winner of Best Screenplay at the LGBT Toronto Film Festival and included in over 15 festivals including Web Series Festival Global, Out Web Fest LA and Melbourne Web Fest.

She also received critical reception for her writing on Stille Nacht, which premiered at Academy© Qualifying and BAFTA recognized film festival Flickerfest. Her latest directorial work In the Shadows (2019) was selected to be part of APRA AMCOS' Screen SongHubs 2019 and premiered at the Academy© Qualifying St. Kilda Film Festival.
She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Commerce.


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