Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton
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.
Name Thandie Newton
Also Known As
Birthday 1972-11-06
Gender Female
IMDB Thandie Newton profile on IMDB
Place of Birth London, England, UK
As: Yvette
1994-11-11
Interview with the V...
As: Nyah Nordoff-Hall
2000-05-24
Mission: Impossible ...
As: Linda
2006-12-14
The Pursuit of Happy...
As: Christine Thayer
2005-05-06
Crash...
As: Dame Vaako
2004-06-11
The Chronicles of Ri...
As: Condoleezza Rice
2008-10-17
W....
As: Thandiwe Adjewa
1992-11-14
Flirting...
As: Libby
2007-10-10
Run, Fatboy, Run...
As: Rachael Stevens
1993-10-08
The Young Americans...
As: Barbara 'Cookie' Coo
1997-01-29
Gridlock'd...
As: Kate Thomas
2007-02-08
Norbit...
As: Herself
2008-10-02
How to Lose Friends ...
As: Regina Lambert
2002-10-25
The Truth About Char...
As: Stella
2008-10-30
RockNRolla...
As: Laura Wilson
2009-10-10
2012...
As: Tiffany
2003-05-18
Shade...
As: Rosemary
2011-02-18
Vanishing on 7th Str...
As: Annalees
1995-10-01
The Journey of Augus...
As: Lindsey
2012-02-23
Good Deeds...
As: Shandurai
1999-05-21
Besieged...
As: Tangie / Orange
2010-11-05
For Colored Girls...
As: Hilary Rule
1998-03-06
The Leading Man...
As: Beloved
1998-10-16
Beloved...
As: Zita
1996-04-12
Loaded...
As: Kate
2011-10-21
Retreat...
As: Olanna
2014-05-16
Half of a Yellow Sun...
As: Sally Hemings
1995-03-31
Jefferson in Paris...
As: Noreen Hurlock
2000-10-27
It Was an Accident...
As: Kris
2010-06-18
Huge...
As: Bonnie Soyinka
2018-03-09
Gringo...
As: Audrey Newhouse

The Death & Life of ...
As: Clare
1997-12-13
In Your Dreams...
As: Val
2018-05-25
Solo: A Star Wars St...
As: Narrator
2011-01-03
The Prophet...
As: Narrator
2017-06-05
Bill Cosby: Fall of ...
As: Unknown
2005-02-06
American Dad!...
As: Aisha
2015-02-12
The Slap...
As: Herself
2007-02-22
The Graham Norton Sh...
As: Grace Travis
2013-04-03
Rogue...
As: DCI Roz Huntley
2012-06-26
Line of Duty...
As: Maeve Millay
2016-10-02
Westworld...