Thandie Newton

Film Actress / Actress | * 11/06/1972 (47) | London, England, UK
Melanie Thandiwe Newton (born 6 November 1972), known professionally as Thandie Newton, is an English actress. Newton is known for her starring roles, such as the title character in Beloved (1998), Nyah Nordoff-Hall in Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Christine in Crash (2004), for which she received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Stella in RockNRolla (2008), Condoleezza Rice in W. (2008), Laura Wilson in 2012 (2009), and Val in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). Since 2016, Newton has played the sentient android, the madam Maeve Millay, in the HBO science fiction-western series Westworld, for which she earned a Pr... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Thandie Newton

Officer of The Order of The British Empire Okayafrica 100 Women Order of The British Empire British Academy of Film and Television Arts Emmy Award

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Movies with Thandie Newton as Actress(45)

as Bonnie Soyinka2018 Gringo
as Self2014 What is beauty?
as Olanna2013 Half of a Yellow Sun
as Lindsey2012 Good Deeds
as Kate2011 Retreat
as Narrator2011 The Prophet
as Kris2010 Huge
as Tangie / Orange2010 For Colored Girls
as Rosemary2010 Vanishing on 7th Street
as Laura Wilson2009 2012
as Stella2008 RockNRolla
as Condoleezza Rice2008 W.
as Libby2007 Run, Fatboy, Run
as Kate Thomas2007 Norbit
as Linda Gardner2006 The Pursuit of Happyness
as Christine Thayer2005 Crash
as Dame Vaako2004 The Chronicles of Riddick
as Tiffany2003 Shade
as Regina Lambert2002 The Truth About Charlie
as Nyah Nordoff-Hall2000 Mission: Impossible II
as Noreen Hurlock2000 It Was an Accident
as Shandurai1998 Besieged
as Beloved1998 Beloved
as Barbara 'Cookie' Cook1997 Gridlock'd
as Clare1997 In Your Dreams
as Hilary Rule1996 The Leading Man
as Sally Hemings1995 Jefferson in Paris
as Zita1994 Loaded
as Rachael Stevens1993 The Young Americans
as Thandiwe Adjewa1991 Flirting

TV Shows/Series with Thandie Newton as Actress(10)

as herself2018 The Big Narstie Show
as Mona (voice)2017 Big Mouth
as Maeve Millay2016 Westworld
as Aisha2015 The Slap
as Grace Travis2013 Rogue
as DCI Roz Huntley2012 Line of Duty
as Herself - Guest Judge2009 RuPaul's Drag Race
as herself2007 The Graham Norton Show

Movies with Thandie Newton as Crew(1)

Production/Executive Producer2018 Liyana

Additional Information

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Monday, 11/06 1972 (November) in London (current age: 47 years + 319 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Downing College, University of Cambridge, Humphry Davy School
Spouses (current/former): Ol Parker
Children: Nico Parker
Other names for Thandie Newton (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"탠디 뉴튼"
"Тэнди Ньютон"
"تندی نیوتن"
"Melanie Thandiwe Newton"
Thandie Newton frequently works together with these people:
Chiwetel Ejiofor (6x, Actor)
Jonathan Nolan (6x, Crew)
Andrew Daly (6x, Actor)
Xavier Dolan (5x, Crew)
Tyler Perry (5x, Crew)
Roland Emmerich (5x, Crew)
Lisa Joy (5x, Crew)
Harald Kloser (5x, Crew)
Will Smith (4x, Actor)
Danny Glover (4x, Actor)
Guy Ritchie (4x, Crew)
Toby Hefferman (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:568, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/16/2020