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Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton was born in London. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a British father who worked as a lab technician. 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... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 7 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Mission: Impossible II
Mission: Impossible II Nyah Nordoff-Hall
2012 Laura Wilson
The Chronicles of Riddick


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 2015 The Slap (TV Series)
- Ritchie (2015) ... Aisha
- Rosie (2015) ... Aisha
- Aisha (2015) ... Aisha
- Connie (2015) ... Aisha
- Manolis (2015) ... Aisha
 2011/I Retreat
 2010 Huge
 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)
- Camp Refoogee (2006) ... Makeva (voice)
 2006 Crash: L.A. - The Other Main Character (Video short)
Narrator / Herself
 2006 Crash: Unspoken (Video short)
Narrator / Herself
 2003 Shade
 2000 It Was an Accident
Noreen Hurlock
 1998 Beloved
 1996 In Your Dreams (TV Movie)
 1991 Pirate Prince (TV Movie)
Becky Newton
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TV commercial for "Olay 7" Total Effects day moisturizer. See more »

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


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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It was hysterical. We wanted to make it naughty and fun. When the camera stopped rolling, it was hard to stop laughing. - about her love scene with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible II (2000). See more »


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 »

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BRILLIANT in For Colored Girls PTUTSON
Looks like Jean Simmons chelle-35
Gorgeous, nice fashion-icon, but rarely smiles Mizz-Helena
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