Keisha Castle-Hughes

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Keisha Castle-Hughes
Keisha Castle-Hughes at TIFF 2009.jpg
Castle-Hughes in September 2009
Born (1990-03-24) 24 March 1990 (age 29)
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
Spouse(s)
Jonathan Morrison (m. 2013–2016)
Children1

Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is an Australian-born New Zealand actress. She started her career in 2001.

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Castle-Hughes was born in Donnybrook, Western Australia. Her mother is Māori and her father is an Australian. She moved to New Zealand at the age of one. She grew up in Auckland. She became a New Zealand citizen in 2001. She was four younger siblings, Rhys, Liam, Maddisyn and Quade.[1]

Castle-Hughes is best known for her role as Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the movie Whale Rider (2002). For this she was was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. She was the youngest person to be nominated for the award at the time. She has also appeared in the movies Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger (2008) and Red Dog (2011). On television, she has appeared in The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Manhunt: Unabomber.[2]

Castle-Hughes and Bradley Hull, her partner from 2003 to 2010, have a daughter, Felicity-Amore Hull (born 25 April 2007). She was married to Jonathan Morrison from 2013 to 2016. She has bipolar disorder.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Marshall, Jonathan; Cook, Stephen (8 October 2006). "From Virgin Mary to mum". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. "Game of Thrones season five cast announced at Comic Con!". Watchers on the Wall. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. Backhouse, Matthew (25 February 2014). "Brave Keisha's mental illness battle". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. "Keisha Castle-Hughes engaged". 3 News. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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