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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

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Thandie Newton

Born 1972-11-06 (49 years ago) in London, England, UK.
Height 160 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Crash) 59th British Academy Film Awards 2006 Crash
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Crash) 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 Crash
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (Crash) 11th Critics' Choice Awards 2005 Crash
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (The Pursuit of Happyness) 38th NAACP Image Awards 2007 Jakten på lycka
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Crash) 59th British Academy Film Awards 2006 Crash
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Crash) 12th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 Crash
BET Award for Best Actress (Crash) BET Awards 2006 2006 Crash
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (Crash) 11th Critics' Choice Awards 2005 Crash
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance (Crash) Gotham Independent Film Awards 2005 2005 Crash
Black Reel Award for Best Actress (The Truth About Charlie) 2003 The Truth About Charlie
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (The Truth About Charlie) 34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 The Truth About Charlie
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress (Mission: Impossible II) 21st Golden Raspberry Awards 2000 Mission: Impossible II
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama (Beloved) 3rd Golden Satellite Awards 1999 Beloved
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Ol Parker(Gifta: 1998-07-11–) 1998-07-11 Gifta
Children

Nico Parker, Ripley Parker, Booker Jombe Parker

Parents

Nyasha Newton, Nick Newton

Sibling

Jamie Newton

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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.

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