How Michaela Coel Became an Iconic Storyteller Who Turned Trauma into a Cultural Triumph

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Michaela Coel is best known for creating I May Destroy You, one of the most important and mesmerizing TV shows of the summer. Offscreen, the creator, writer and star of the HBO hit fought for ownership of the show’s copyright. Meanwhile, onscreen, her very personal project depicts the modern-day challenges faced by women, people of color and survivors of sexual abuse and pushes boundaries by being raw and truthful.

Looking at Coel’s success, it’s easy to believe she has been writing and acting her entire life, but she was actually committed to pursuing a completely different career path before unleashing her creative side. Find out how Coel burst onto the scene and became a rising star determined to leave her mark on the entertainment industry.