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Thandie Newton


Thandie Newton is the daughter of a Rhodesian (now Zimbabwean) mother from the Shona people and a British father. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in Cornwall in the southwest of Britain until the age of 11. At that time she enrolled in London's Art Educational School, where she ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013-2014 Rogue (TV Series)
Grace / Grace Travis
- Cruising (2014) ... Grace
- The Last Supper (2014)
- Killing Grace (2013) ... Grace Travis
- Chasing the Dragon (2013) ... Grace Travis
- A House Is Not a Home (2013) ... Grace
 2013 Half of a Yellow Sun
Olanna
 2011/I Retreat
Kate
 2010 Huge
Kris
 2009/I 2012
Laura Wilson
 2003-2009 ER (TV Series)
Makemba 'Kem' Likasu
- Refusal of Care (2005) ... Makemba 'Kem' Likasu (voice, uncredited)
- Twas the Night (2004) ... Makemba 'Kem' Likasu (voice, uncredited)
- Damaged (2004) ... Makemba 'Kem' Likasu (voice, uncredited)
 2008/I W.
Condoleezza Rice
 2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
Makeva
- Camp Refoogee (2006) ... Makeva (voice)
 2003 Shade
Tiffany
 2000 It Was an Accident
Noreen Hurlock
 1998 Beloved
Beloved
 1996 In Your Dreams (TV Movie)
Clare
 1991 Pirate Prince (TV Movie)
Becky Newton
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Other Works:

(2011-12) Print ads for Olay's Total Effects 7-in-One Moisturizer. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

Having children is life-changing, to state the obvious. It's a gigantic shift in your life and I welcomed it. Not to put too fine a point on it, there's something about the shame that goes with sexual exploitation, deviance, whatever. As a woman, having a baby psychologically erases it all from your body. And that, for me, was incredibly important. See more »

Trivia:

A delayed shoot for Mission: Impossible II (2000) caused Thandie to turn down one of the lead roles in Charlie's Angels (2000). Lucy Liu was cast instead. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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Thandie!!! + the rest of you lot: A friend of mine needs your help... gorgios
kinda looks like zoe saldana esie_32
BRILLIANT in For Colored Girls PTUTSON
Gorgeous, nice fashion-icon, but rarely smiles Mizz-Helena
Was it her??? chandrachur3
Looks like Jean Simmons chelle-35
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