Where is Ncuti Gatwa from? The actor was born October 15, 1992, in the bustling city of Kigali, Rwanda. When the Rwandan genocide started in 1994, Gatwa and his family would flee to Scotland. Ncuti Gatwa spent much of his time growing up in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. 

Ncuti knew early on he wanted to pursue a career in acting and in 2013 graduated with a degree in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland! Before landing the part of "Eric Effiong" in 2019, Ncuti built up his resume with smaller roles in British and Scottish series like Bob Servant and Stonemouth

Where is Ncuti Gatwa's character "Eric Effiong" from? 

Ncuti Gatwa and Asa Butterfield Sex Education Season 1 Episode 4

Ncuti Gatwa may be from Rwanda, but his character "Eric Effiong" on Sex Education comes from a different African background. Ncuti Gatwa plays "Eric Effiong", "Otis's" gay best friend, who comes from a very religious Nigerian/Ghanaian family! 

Since first airing in 2019, Netflix's Sex Education has been praised by critics and audiences everywhere for Ncuti's portrayal of the culturally complex character. With such a loud and outgoing personality, it is hard to not fall in love with the brave character, and he teaches viewers that it is okay to just be yourself! 

Ncuti Gatwa's Personal Life


Ncuti Gatwa's character "Eric" may be very open about who he is, but Ncuti himself prefers to keep his personal life private. The actor has not stated his sexual preference and doesn't speak publicly about his love life. 

While Ncuti Gatwa has Rwandan roots, he identifies as a British citizen and if you listen closely you can catch hints of that dreamy Scottish accent! He's truly a man of the world, making it hard to pinpoint where exactly Ncuti Gatwa is from!