Thandie Newton

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Thandie Newton

Newton at the 10 Downing Street visit in 2010
Born Thandiwe Nashita Newton
6 November 1972 (1972-11-06) (age 42)
London, England , United Kingdom [1][2]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse Ol Parker
(m. 1998–present; 2 children)

Thandie Newton (born November 6, 1972) is a British actress.[3][4] She has performed in numerous British and American movies, including The Pursuit of Happyness and Mission: Impossible II. She was born in London to a black Zimbabwean mother and white British father. She grew up in Africa, London and Penzance.

Personal life[change | change source]

Newton says that director John Duigan made her have a relationship with him. She was sixteen years old and he was 39.[5] The relationship lasted 6 years.

She married English writer/director/producer Ol Parker in 1998. The couple have two daughters: Ripley, born in 2000, and Nico, born in 2004. Her daughters are named after the character Ellen Ripley in the Alien movies and the singer Nico.

Newton has suffered from bulimia.[6]

Newton is a Buddhist.[7][8]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Flirting Thandiwe Adjewa
1991 Pirate Prince Becky Newton Television film
1993 Young Americans, TheThe Young Americans Rachael Stevens
1994 Loaded Zita
1994 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Yvette
1995 Jefferson in Paris Sally Hemings
1995 The Journey of August King Annalees
1996 Leading Man, TheThe Leading Man Hilary Rule
1997 Gridlock'd Barbara "Cookie" Cook
1997 In Your Dreams Clare Television film
1998 Besieged Shandurai Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Actress
1998 Beloved Beloved Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
2000 Mission: Impossible II Nyah Nordoff-Hall Nominated – Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female - Newcomer
Nominated – Empire Award for Best British Actress
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2000 It Was an Accident Noreen Hurlock
2002 Truth About Charlie, TheThe Truth About Charlie Regina Lambert Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Actress
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
2003 Shade Tiffany
2004 Chronicles of Riddick, TheThe Chronicles of Riddick Dame Vaako
2004 Crash Christine BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Empire Award for Best Actress
Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year
London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – BET Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2006 Interrogation of Leo and Lisa, TheThe Interrogation of Leo and Lisa The Mona Lisa Short film
2006 American Dad! Makeva "Camp Refoogee"
2006 Pursuit of Happyness, TheThe Pursuit of Happyness Linda Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
2007 Norbit Kate Thomas
2007 Run Fatboy Run Libby
2008 RocknRolla Stella
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Herself
2008 W. Condoleezza Rice
2003–2009 ER Makemba "Kem" Likasu
2009 2012 Laura Wilson
2010 Huge
2010 Vanishing on 7th Street Rosemary
2010 For Colored Girls Tangie Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Actress
2011 Retreat Kate
2012 Good Deeds Lindsey Wakefield completed

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