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.

Geburtstag: 06.11.1972

Geburtsort: London, England, UK

Anzahl der Filme, die wir schon mit Thandie Newton gesehen haben: 4

Anzahl aller Filme, in denen Thandie Newton mitgespielt hat: 35

2019
  • The Death & Life of John F. Donovan
    Rolle: Audrey Newhouse
2018
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
    Rolle: Val
  • Gringo
    Rolle: Bonnie Soyinka
2017
  • Bill Cosby: Fall of an American Icon
    Rolle: Narrator
2014
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
    Rolle: Olanna
2012
  • Good Deeds
    Rolle: Lindsey
2011
  • Retreat
    Rolle: Kate
  • Vanishing on 7th Street
    Rolle: Rosemary
  • The Prophet
    Rolle: Narrator
2010
  • For Colored Girls
    Rolle: Tangie / Orange
  • Huge
    Rolle: Kris
2008
  • RockNRolla
    Rolle: Stella
  • W.
    Rolle: Condoleezza Rice
  • How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
    Rolle: Herself
2007
  • Run, Fatboy, Run
    Rolle: Libby
  • Norbit
    Rolle: Kate Thomas
2006
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
    Rolle: Linda Gardner
2005
  • Crash
    Rolle: Christine Thayer
2003
  • Shade
    Rolle: Tiffany
2002
  • The Truth About Charlie
    Rolle: Regina Lambert
2000
  • It Was an Accident
    Rolle: Noreen Hurlock
  • Mission: Impossible II
    Rolle: Nyah Nordoff-Hall
1999
  • Besieged
    Rolle: Shandurai
1998
  • Beloved
    Rolle: Beloved
  • The Leading Man
    Rolle: Hilary Rule
1997
  • In Your Dreams
    Rolle: Clare
  • Gridlock'd
    Rolle: Barbara 'Cookie' Cook
1996
  • Loaded
    Rolle: Zita
1995
  • The Journey of August King
    Rolle: Annalees
  • Jefferson in Paris
    Rolle: Sally Hemings
1994
  • Interview with the Vampire
    Rolle: Yvette
1993
  • The Young Americans
    Rolle: Rachael Stevens
1992
  • Flirting
    Rolle: Thandiwe Adjewa