Chipo Chung was born in Tanzania and grew up in Zimbabwe. Before moving to Britain to study at RADA, she attained a BA cum laude from Yale University in Theatre and Fine Art. Her theatre credits include Dido, Queen of Carthage (RSC), The Haunting of Hill House (Liverpool Playhouse), and Talking to Terrorists (Royal Court/ Out of Joint); her television credits include Into the Badlands (AMC), A.D. The Bible Continues (NBC), Chimerica (Channel 4), Thirteen and Doctor Who (BBC).
Chipo helped start the charity S.A.F.E., which delivers theatre for social change to marginalized communities in Kenya, first as a Director and then as a Trustee. She is a member of Equity's International Committee for Artists' Freedom and, more recently, acted as Co-Chair to the union's Independent Commission for Race Equality. She is also a writer and a director. Chipo previously sat on RADA's Council from 2009-2018, where she convened the Training Committee alongside Alan Rickman.