- Amandla Crichlow and Judas and the Black Messiah’s Daniel Kaluuya keep their relationship details private.
- Kaluuya’s rumored girlfriend is the daughter of a famed activist and comes from a family of actors.
- Here’s everything else we’ve learned about her.
Daniel Kaluuya is garnering Oscar buzz for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah, out on HBO Max on February 12. He plays Fred Hampton, the deputy chairman of the Black Panther Party who was assassinated in 1969 at the age of 22.
Kaluuya, 31, began his career co-writing and starring on Skins. The Oscar nominee has made a massive name for himself over the past few years, giving standout performances in movies like Get Out, Black Panther, and the underrated Widows.
His reported girlfriend, Amandla Crichlow, has been by side during his ascent to stardom, according to Us Weekly. While Crichlow isn’t exactly in the public eye—with no Instagram account to be found—she’s appeared with Kaluuya during multiple red carpets, including the 2018 Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the NAACP Awards, the premiere of Black Panther, and the 90th Academy Awards, where Kaluuya was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Get Out.
Of course, that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily an item, but if you’re one to believe rumors, and are hoping for more details, here’s everything we know about this unconfirmed couple.
Amandla Crichlow has a few acting credits under her belt.
Crichlow is an actress and production coordinator. Her IMDb page shows a few parts in television, including Alisha Daniels in The Bill from 2007-2008, and Gloria in Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act in 2006. Her most recent credit is Anonymous, a short from 2012. Expect her to appear in the show Curfew, still in preproduction.
And she’s a film producer.
Crichlow’s LinkedIn boasts a passion for film and television development. She works as a producer for Kaluuya’s production company, called 59%. Previously, she worked for creative production companies like Framestore and Tiger Aspect.
Next on Crichlow’s development docket is a live-action movie of Barney & Friends through Kaluuya’s 59%. “Barney was a ubiquitous figure in many of our childhoods, then he disappeared into the shadows, left misunderstood,” Kaluuya said in a press release from Mattel Films, per CBS. “We’re excited to explore this compelling modern-day hero and see if his message of ‘I love you, you love me’ can stand the test of time.”
No word on whether Kaluuya will be playing the beloved purple dinosaur, however.
Crichlow comes from a rather notable family.
Crichlow’s sister is Lenora Crichlow, who has most famously made appearances on Being Human and Black Mirror, like Kaluuya. Remember “White Bear,” the episode where a woman wakes up to her own personal terror while having no memories or recollection of how she got there? That’s her. She most recently appeared on HBO’s Avenue 5, created by Veep creator Armando Iannucci alongside Hugh Laurie.
Both Lenora and Crichlow are the daughters of famed British Black activist Frank Crichlow, who is described by The Guardian as “stalwart symbol of Black urban resistance in the face of police persecution.” Her mother is Lucy Addington.
After immigrating to the U.K from Trinidad, Frank Crichlow’s restaurant, The Mangrove, became a celebrity hot spot, according to The Guardian. After a series of alleged racist events, including raids without cause, Crichlow fought back, and he and eight other defendants became known as “The Mangrove Nine” for their acquittal in a highly-publicized trial that showed the systematic racism that existed in the police force that arrested them.
Kaluuya and Crichlow keep their relationship under wraps.
No, really, these two are very low key. Kaluuya has never mentioned his girlfriend, and even a press release for the Barney movie doesn’t make note of their relationship, despite both of their involvement in the film. While they make a gorgeous couple and we’d love to dig deeper, they clearly take pride in their privacy. Or… they’re not dating at all.