How tall is Sheila Atim? Height difference with Bruised co-stars explored

Amber Peake November 25, 2021
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New boxing film Bruised, which follows the story of a former MMA fighter portrayed by Halle Berry, made its way to Netflix this week. The film also stars British actress Sheila Atim and Designated Survivor star Adan Canto.

Following its addition to Netflix, fans are curious about Halle Berry and Sheila Atim’s height difference as they star alongside each other in the film.

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Meet actress Sheila Atim

Sheila Atim is a Ugandan-born British actress who grew up in Rainham, Essex. Before pursuing acting, Atim studied biomedical sciences at King’s College London and was set for a career in the field. However, she caught the acting bug after taking classes at WAC Arts in Haverstock Hill under the wing of playwright Ché Walker.

Atim went on to make a name for herself in the world of theatre, having appeared in productions such as Shakespeare Trilogy and Girl From The North Country, a role she won an Olivier award for in the best supporting actress in a musical category in 2018.

In more recent years Atim has appeared in roles in TV and film and may be familiar to US audiences for her feature in Amazon series The Underground Railroad, which was released in May.

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How tall is the actress?

Sheila Atim is 5ft 11in, which is significantly taller than the average woman in the UK, who is said to stand about 5ft 4in according to The Times.

The actress has mentioned her height in interviews and revealed she is proud of her unusual look. In an interview with the Evening Standard in 2018, Atim exclaimed: “I am pushing six foot, very dark skinned, with blonde hair.”

More recently, chatting to The Guardian, she reflected: “I’m 5ft 11in and was always put in the middle of the back row on the school photo.”

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Sheila Atim’s height difference with Bruised co-star Halle Berry explored

Bruised follows the story of Jackie Justice, a retired MMA fighter who returns to the world of boxing. It premiered on Netflix yesterday (24 November).

The film is directed by celebrated actress Halle Berry, who also stars as the film’s lead, Jackie Justice. Sheila Atim portrays former MMA trainer Buddhakan.

Viewers have certainly noticed the height difference between the actresses when seen alongside each other and are curious to know how much taller Atim is. According to IMDb, Halle Berry is 5ft 5in, meaning Atim is more than half a foot taller than her Bruised co-star.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.