Gugu Mbatha-Raw hits the red carpet in an elegant dress at the New York premiere for Surface

Gugu Mbatha-Raw was all smiles on the red carpet for the premiere of her brand new series Surface.

The 39-year-old Oxford, England native hit the red carpet at the event, held at The Morgan Library in New York City on Monday evening.

She was also spotted chatting and posing with executive producer Reese Witherspoon and co-star Oliver Jackson-Cohen on the red carpet.

All smiles: Gugu Mbatha-Raw was all smiles on the red carpet for the premiere of her brand new series Surface

Pose: She was also spotted chatting and posing with executive producer Reese Witherspoon and co-star Oliver Jackson-Cohen on the red carpet

Pose: She was also spotted chatting and posing with executive producer Reese Witherspoon and co-star Oliver Jackson-Cohen on the red carpet

The actress stepped out in a chartreuse off-shoulder gown that fell to her ankles for the red carpet event.

She also accessorized with elegant emerald earrings, with her hair pulled back into pigtails and an emerald bracelet.

The actress completed her look with a pair of pointed-toe silver heels for the premiere event in the Big Apple.

Gugu's look: The actress stepped out in a chartreuse off-shoulder gown that fell to her ankles for the red carpet event

Gugu’s look: The actress stepped out in a chartreuse off-shoulder gown that fell to her ankles for the red carpet event

Stepping out: The actress completed her look with a pair of pointed-toe silver heels for the premiere event in the Big Apple

Stepping out: The actress completed her look with a pair of pointed-toe silver heels for the premiere event in the Big Apple

Mbatha Raw also executive produces Surface and plays the lead character Sophie, ‘a woman character who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss, believed to be a result of a suicide attempt.’

‘As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived,’ reads the official series description.

The show is described as a, ‘sexy elevated thriller’ that is a ‘story of self-discovery which contemplates if we are pre-programmed to become who we are, or if we choose our own identity.’

Lead: Mbatha-Raw also executive produces Surface and plays the lead character Sophie, 'a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss, believed to be a result of a suicide attempt'

Lead: Mbatha-Raw also executive produces Surface and plays the lead character Sophie, ‘a woman who has suffered a traumatic head injury that has left her with extreme memory loss, believed to be a result of a suicide attempt’

Quest: 'As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived,' reads the official series description

Quest: ‘As Sophie embarks on a quest to put the pieces of her life back together with the help of her husband and friends, she begins to question whether or not the truth she is told is in fact the truth she has lived,’ reads the official series description

Co-stars: The series also stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen (back right), Stephan James, Ari Graynor (third from right), Academy Award-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, François Arnaud (second from right) and Millie Brady (far right) )

Co-stars: The series also stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen (back right), Stephan James, Ari Graynor (third from right), Academy Award-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste, François Arnaud (second from right) and Millie Brady (far right) )

The series also stars Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, Academy Award-nominee and Marianne Jean-Baptiste, François Arnaud and Millie Brady.

Veronica West created and wrote the original series, and also serves as executive producer and showrunner.

Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter executive produce on behalf of Hello Sunshine, with Sam Miller (I May Destroy You), directing four episodes of the series including the pilot and serves as executive producer, while Kevin Sullivan, Jennifer Morrison and Tucker Gates also directed episodes .

New role: Mbatha-Raw is coming off the 2021 mini-series The Girl Before and she'll next star in the film biopic Seacole, playing Mary Seacole, a Scottish-Jamaican nurse and heroine during the Crimean War

New role: Mbatha-Raw is coming off the 2021 mini-series The Girl Before and she’ll next star in the film biopic Seacole, playing Mary Seacole, a Scottish-Jamaican nurse and heroine during the Crimean War

New roles: She's also currently filming Lift from director F. Gary Gray, starring opposite Kevin Hart, Vincent D'Onofrio and Sam Worthington

New roles: She’s also currently filming Lift from director F. Gary Gray, starring opposite Kevin Hart, Vincent D’Onofrio and Sam Worthington

More roles: The actress also has the film Nobody's Heart in pre-production, where she stars alongside Edgar Ramirez.

More roles: The actress also has the film Nobody’s Heart in pre-production, where she stars alongside Edgar Ramirez.

Premiere-ready: Gugu-Mbatha Raw gets ready for her premiere for Surface

Premiere-ready: Gugu-Mbatha Raw gets ready for her premiere for Surface

Mbatha-Raw is coming off the 2021 mini-series The Girl Before and she’ll next star in the film biopic Seacole, playing Mary Seacole, a Scottish-Jamaican nurse and heroine during the Crimean War.

She’s also currently filming Lift from director F. Gary Gray, starring alongside Kevin Hart, Vincent D’Onofrio and Sam Worthington.

The actress also has the film Nobody’s Heart in pre-production, where she stars alongside Edgar Ramirez.

Mbatha-Raw was also spotted earlier on Monday showing her street style in a dark blue jumpsuit with a white and turquoise print.

Street style: Mbatha-Raw was also spotted earlier on Monday showing her street style in a dark blue jumpsuit with a white and turquoise print

Street style: Mbatha-Raw was also spotted earlier on Monday showing her street style in a dark blue jumpsuit with a white and turquoise print

Cute smile: The star flashed her cute smile while stepping out in Manhattan

Cute smile: The star flashed her cute smile while stepping out in Manhattan

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