Biography

Thandiwe Nashita "Thandie" Newton (born 6 November 1972) is an English actress. She has appeared in a number of British and American films. Newton was born in London, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean health-care worker and Nick Newton, a Cornish laboratory technician and artist. The name "Thandiwe" means "beloved". Raised in London and Penzance, Kernow/Cornwall, she went on to study social anthropology at Downing College, Cambridge, from 1992 to 1995. Newton made her film debut in Flirting (1991). She played the role of Brad Pitt's maid Yvette in Interview With A Vampire (1994). She gained international recognition in the Merchant Ivory production of Jefferson in Paris as Sally Hemings, which led to her being cast in Jonathan Demme's Beloved (1998), in which she played the title character alongside co-stars Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She played the female lead Nyah Hall in the film Mission: Impossible II. Between 2003 and 2005, Newton played Makemba "Kem" Likasu, the love interest, and later wife of Dr. John Carter on the American television series ER. She reprised the role once more for the series finale in 2009. In 2004 also appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick and Crash. Newton was honoured with a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 for her role in Crash. She also played Chris Gardner's wife, Linda Gardner, in The Pursuit of Happyness. In addition to her film and television credits she played the title role in a 2006 radio pantomime version of Cinderella. In 2007, she starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the comedy Norbit as his love interest, and opposite Simon Pegg as his ex-girlfriend in the comedy Run Fat Boy Run. Newton next portrayed U.S. National Security Advisor-turned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in W., Oliver Stone's 2008 film biography of President George W. Bush. In 2009 Newton next portrayed the United States President's First Daughter Laura Wilson in 2012. She can also be seen in Vanishing on 7th Street and For Colored Girls both released in 2010. Newton 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 were named after the character Ellen Ripley in the Alien films and the singer Nico.

Thandiwe Nashita "Thandie" Newton (born 6 November 1972) is an English actress. She has appeared in a number of British and American films. Newton was born in London, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean health-care worker and Nick Newton, a Cornish laboratory technician and artist. The name "Thandiwe" means "beloved". Raised in London and Penzance, Kernow/Cornwall, she went on to study social anthropology at Downing College, Cambridge, from 1992 to 1995. Newton made her film debut in Flirting (1991). She played the role of Brad Pitt's maid Yvette in Interview With A Vampire (1994). She gained international recognition in the Merchant Ivory production of Jefferson in Paris as Sally Hemings, which led to her being cast in Jonathan Demme's Beloved (1998), in which she played the title character alongside co-stars Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She played the female lead Nyah Hall in the film Mission: Impossible II. Between 2003 and 2005, Newton played Makemba "Kem" Likasu, the love interest, and later wife of Dr. John Carter on the American television series ER. She reprised the role once more for the series finale in 2009. In 2004 also appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick and Crash. Newton was honoured with a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006 for her role in Crash. She also played Chris Gardner's wife, Linda Gardner, in The Pursuit of Happyness. In addition to her film and television credits she played the title role in a 2006 radio pantomime version of Cinderella. In 2007, she starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the comedy Norbit as his love interest, and opposite Simon Pegg as his ex-girlfriend in the comedy Run Fat Boy Run. Newton next portrayed U.S. National Security Advisor-turned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in W., Oliver Stone's 2008 film biography of President George W. Bush. In 2009 Newton next portrayed the United States President's First Daughter Laura Wilson in 2012. She can also be seen in Vanishing on 7th Street and For Colored Girls both released in 2010. Newton 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 were named after the character Ellen Ripley in the Alien films and the singer Nico.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 43

Birthday 1972-11-06

Place of Birth London, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 The Death & Life of John F. Donovan as Audrey Newhouse
2018 Solo: A Star Wars Story as Val
2018 Gringo as Bonnie Soyinka
2017 Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon as Narrator
2016 Westworld(20 episodes) as Maeve Millay
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter(1 episode) as Herself
2015 The Slap(8 episodes) as Aisha
2013 Half of a Yellow Sun as Olanna
2013 Rogue(40 episodes) as Grace Travis
2012 Line of Duty(6 episodes) as DCI Roz Huntley
2012 Good Deeds as Lindsey
2011 Retreat as Kate
2011 The Prophet as Narrator
2010 For Colored Girls as Tangie / Orange
2010 Vanishing on 7th Street as Rosemary
2010 Huge as Kris
2009 2012 as Laura Wilson
2008 W. as Condoleezza Rice
2008 How to Lose Friends & Alienate People as Herself
2008 RockNRolla as Stella
2007 Run, Fatboy, Run as Libby
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Herself
2007 Norbit as Kate Thomas
2006 The Pursuit of Happyness as Linda
2005 Crash as Christine Thayer
2005 American Dad!(2 episodes)
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick as Dame Vaako
2003 Shade as Tiffany
2002 The Truth About Charlie as Regina Lambert
2000 It Was an Accident as Noreen Hurlock
2000 Mission: Impossible II as Nyah Nordoff-Hall
1999 Besieged as Shandurai
1998 Beloved as Beloved
1997 In Your Dreams as Clare
1997 Gridlock'd as Barbara 'Cookie' Cook
1996 The Leading Man as Hilary Rule
1996 Loaded as Zita
1995 The Journey of August King as Annalees
1995 Jefferson in Paris as Sally Hemings
1994 Interview with the Vampire as Yvette
1993 The Young Americans as Rachael Stevens
1991 Flirting as Thandiwe Adjewa

Production

2017 LiyanaExecutive Producer

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