- Rafaela Pugh is a British actress who was born in the early 2000s and has been acting from her childhood days
- She was born into a family of wealth, affluence, and fame as her parents and older siblings have been in the business of entertaining and hospitality
- Rafaela, though just 20 years old, already has a franchise opened in her name in one of Oxford’s most vibrant streets.
The Pugh family name is one that is widely known for English movie lovers and indeed movie lovers the world over. Rafaela Pugh is one of the Pugh family members whose name has made it to celebrity standards.
She is a British actress who is known widely for the movie Born of War. There is also her famous sister known as Florence Pugh who has won several awards for her outstanding performances in notable movies.
Rafaela Pugh Hails from a Family of Affluence
Born on September 6, 2003, to Clinton Pugh and Deborah Pugh nee Mackin, she has three older siblings. Rafaela, just like her siblings, is originally from Oxford but spent some of her early years in Andalusia, Spain.
She grew up in Oxford though and attended Oxford High School. She is the last of three girls and a boy and has followed in the footsteps of her older siblings.
Deborah Mackin is an entertainer who is known as a dancer and dance instructor. Mackin is possibly responsible for the love of arts and entertainment her kids have. However, her husband is far from entertainment but is also in the business of helping people relax and enjoy themselves.
Clinton Pugh, Rafaela’s father is a designer and restaurant owner who has a long chain of restaurants spread across different locations. He has been in the business for quite a while now and has made his wealth from his restaurant business.
Pugh’s other siblings are; eldest sister Arabella Gibbins, brother, Toby Sebastian Pugh, and sister, Florence Pugh. As already established, her siblings have all been exposed to the life of entertainment.
All Her Siblings have Been in Several Movies
The Pugh siblings are notorious for being on our screens as part of the cast of several movies. Sebastian Pugh was part of the famous 2011 series Game of Thrones. He was cast as Trystane Martell in about 6 episodes of the series 5th season before his character was killed off.
Sebastian first made his creative cameo as a child in 2008. Following that, he became a household name and it made his entrance into the movie industry easy. He has been in movies such as After the Dark where he played Russell. In The Red Tent, Sebastian acted the role Re-mose.
Rafaela’s older sister, Florence, has been nominated several times for the British Independent Film Awards and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.
She has been in films such as Paradise Lost?, Midsommar, and Black Widow. For television series, Florence Pugh was cast as Charmian ‘Charlie’ Ross in The Little Drummer Girl. The character of Yelena Belova/Black Widow in Hawkeye was played by the young lady.
Arabella Gibbins has only a movie credit to her name according to her IMDB page. She is said to have been part of the movie Swim to Land as a co-writer and producer. However, she is, just like her father, a restaurateur, designer, entrepreneur, and fashion model.
Arabella according to her social media profiles is a Voice Coach working at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. She is also a comedienne, singer, and singing teacher.
Sebastian Pugh is also a Musician
The 31–year-old Pugh is known by his professional name ‘Toby Sebastian’. He is a British actor and musician who, in recent times, seems to be focusing a lot on his music career.
His breakout appearance in 2008 was in Orange unsignedAct where he performed his own songs as a singer and songwriter. As he made headway on the show, despite not winning, he left school and signed a record label (Universal) A&M record.
In 2019, he released the Hamliar EP which was produced by Matthew Benbrook. Being in the music industry for so long, it is obvious this is his first love. His movie and TV debut only came in 2012 in After the Dark.
Rafaela’s Sister is Dating a Fellow Celebrity
The 20–year-old’s older sister, Florence Pugh is in a romantic relationship with Zach Braff. Zach is an American actor and filmmaker whose most popular role in his acting career is as J.D in NBC/ABC television series Scrubs.
They have been in the relationship since 2019 and reportedly met on the set of the movie In the Time It Takes to Get There. The movie was directed by Florence’s boyfriend whom she currently lives with in Los Angeles.
Her Father Opened a Restaurant in her Name
Businessman and restaurant owner, Clinton Pugh opened two new restaurants on Dawson Street, off Cowley Road. He owns Kazbah, Café Coco and Café Tarifa. The inspiration for this is his eagerness to bring more life to that area located in Oxford.
Café Coco was the first restaurant and it was opened about 3 decades ago. The second restaurant is Kazbah which was opened about a decade later than Coco. Clinton has a lot of dreams and ideas for turning Dawson into a very eccentric area.
The restaurant known for selling luxury Spanish food was named after his last child, daughter, Rafaela. Rafaela was about 15 years at the time of the restaurant’s commissioning.
Pugh Advocates for Help Children Affected by the Ukrainian War
The youngest daughter of Clinton and Deborah Pugh is an advocate for the protection of the children who are suffering from the crisis in Ukraine. She has a link on her Instagram bio where people can help send relief funds and supplies to Ukrainians.
The cause is in line with the Unicef UK program set up to bring some sort of relief to the victims of the ongoing war.
With how well her background is in the movie industry and seeing how her older siblings are well rooted, it will be no surprise if Rafaela overtakes her older ones to become the most famous of the Pugh’s siblings. She already has the prospects of being a great actress and upon deliberate pursuance of a career in acting, Rafaela would definitely go far and earn herself a lot of awards.