Kate Henshaw, also credited as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, is a Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Henshaw 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. Henshaw worked at the Bauchi State General hospital.