Cush Jumbo Bio, Age, Height, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth

Cush Jumbo Biography

Cush Jumbo OBE is an English writer and actress best known for her role in the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife and its spin-off series The Good Fight as star attorney Lucca Quinn. In addition, in the ITV crime drama series Vera, she starred as DC Bethany Whelan.

Cush Jumbo Age|Birthday

Jumbo was born on September 23, 1985. Therefore, she is 36 years old as of 2021 and celebrates her birthday on 23rd September every year.

Cush Jumbo Height|Weight

Jumbo’s height is 5 feet 7 inches (approximately 170 centimeters). Moreover, she weighs 55 kilograms.

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Cush Jumbo Family

Jumbo’s parents are Angela (mother) and Marx (father). In addition, she has five siblings and she is the secondborn.

Cush Jumbo Husband

Jumbo is happily married to Sean Griffin. She has been married to the Tech Developer since 2014. Together, the couple has a son named Maximillian born in 2018.

Cush Jumbo Education

Jumbo attended Adamsrill Primary School in Sydenham as a child. Whilst attending Cator Park School for Girls, she trained at the Francis Cooper School of Dance from the age 0f 11 to 15. However, to pursue acting more seriously at the BRIT School in Croydon at the age of 14, she left Cater Park. Moreover, at Central School of Speech and Drama, she graduated with a first from the BA (Hons) Acting course. However, before finally settling on a career as an actress, she considered undertaking teacher training in London.

Cush Jumbo Career

In the ITV crime drama series Vera (2012, 2015 to 2016), Bethany starred as DC Bethany Whelan. In 2011, she won the Ian Charleson Award for her role as Rosalind in As You Like It. For her role as Mark Anthony in an all-female cast of Julius Caesar in 2012, she earned a Laurence Olivier Award. In the one-woman show, Josephine and I, she wrote and starred in 2013.

Moreover, in William Shakespeare’s As You LikeĀ  It, she received the Ian Charleson Award for her performance as Rosalind in 2012. She is set to become one of the best actresses of her generation. She starred as Constance Neville in She Stoops to Conquer at the National Theatre in 2012. Similarly, she earned an Olivier Award nomination as Mark Anthony in an all-female production at the Donmar Warehouse.

Similarly, she performed in her own debut play Josephine and I in July and August 2013. Its premiering was at the Bush Theatre in London. Moreover, in November 2013, she won an Emerging Talent Award at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.


In the 2014 autumn, she appeared in the transfer of the Royal Court Theatre production of The River making her Broadway debut. Nevertheless, in 2008, she co-wrote a shortlisted entrant in the Perfect Pitch West End Showcase, the musical Rebels and Retail. In the 101 Dance ideas for 5-11-year-olds, she is a co-author.

In series 2 of ITV’s Vera, she appeared as DC Bethany Whelan Vera starring Brenda Blethyn. For episode 1 of series 6 in 2016, and in 2015 series 5, she returned to show.

Moreover, on BBC Radio 4 in dramas and as a guest on the panel show called Dilemma, she appeared multiple times. In the 2015-2016 CBS series The Good Wife, she became a regular cast until its end in 2016. Her role was reprised in The Good Fight, the series spin-off. She announced her departure from the series after four seasons on May 29, 2020.

Moreover, at the Young Vic Theatre in London in a production of Hamlet, she was organized to play the title role in 2020. However, the production was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production was delayed. However, September and November 2021 were set for the new dates.



2011 – The Inbetweeners Movie as Jaime
2015 – Remainder as Catherine
2016 – City of Tiny Lights as Melody Chase
2020 – the Postcard Killings as Dessie Lombard


2007 – My Family as Girlfriend
2008 – Harley Street as Hannah Fellows
2009 – Torchwood as Lois Habiba, Casualty as Zara Finchley
2010 – Lip Service as Becky Love, Getting On as Damaris
2012, 2015-2016 – Vera as DC Bethany Whelan
2015-2016, – The Good Wife as Lucca Quinn
2017-2021 – The Good Fight as Lucca Quinn
2020 – Deadwater Fell as Jess Milner, Trying as Jane
2021 – The Beast Must Die as Frances Cairnes
TBA – Stay Close as Megan

Awards and nominations


Ian Charleson Awards under the category of Best Performance in a play – Won


Laurence Olivier Awards under the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Nominated
UK Theatre Awards under the category of Best Performance in a play – Won
London Evening Standard Theatre Awards under the category of Emerging Talent Award – Won


Critic’s Choice Television Awards under the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Nominated

Moreover, in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to drama, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Cush Jumbo Net Worth

Jumbo’s net worth ranges between $1 million and $5 million.