Kate Henshaw is a renowned Nigerian actress, she was born on 19th July 1971. She was born in cross river state, the oldest of four children. After completing her primary and secondary school in Lagos and calabar, she spent one year at the University of Calabar reading remedial studies, and then majored in medical microbiology at the school of medical lab science, luth (Lagos university teaching hospital) in Lagos.
In 1993 Henshaw auditioned for the lead role in the movie ‘when the sun sets’ and was handed the role. This was her first appearance in a major Nollywood movie. She has starred in over 40 Nollywood movies.
In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Stronger than Pain. She is now "The Face of Onga". Kate Henshaw is a judge on Nigeria's Got Talent. She is known for being friendly, humble, industrious and intelligent.
Kate Henshaw is a successful entrepreneur who has ventured into many things aside acting to make good money. She has made lots of money from endorsement deals and being a brand ambassador. She is a brand ambassador for Samsung mobile West Africa and also for ‘Onga’ seasoning.  She is one of the most valuable actresses in Nigeria. She is also known for investing into real estate and landed properties. She is said to have also invested into the beauty sector.
She is one of the most successful women in nollywood who has come from a humble background to make a decent and emulative life.