Noma Dumezweni may be a new name to American audiences, but she's been blazing her own path as an actress in the U.K. for years.

Dumezweni isn't a well-known name in the U.S., but the Swaziland-born actress has gained critical acclaim by winning the Olivier Award for her role in A Raisin In The Sun. The award is Britain's equivalent to the Tonys.