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Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton Thandie Newton (full name Thandiwe Adjewa Newton) was born on November 6, 1972 in Zambia, to an English father and a Zimbabwean mother. Thandie Newton was raised in Zambia and Cornwall, England, and educated at Downing College, University of Cambridge.

Biography and Career :

Thandie Newton made her film debut in Flirting (1991), and gained international recognition opposite Nick Nolte in the film Jefferson in Paris, which led to her being cast in 1998's Beloved (alongside Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey), in which Thandie Newton played the title character.

She also had a role as the Creole slave Yvette in Interview with the Vampire alongside Brad Pitt. She was also in the film Mission: Impossible II, as Nyah Hall, the love interest of Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise.

Thandie Newton had also signed to appear in the film version of Charlie's Angels, but lost the part when Mission: Impossible went over schedule. Thandie Newton's role in Charlie's Angels ultimately went to Lucy Liu.

She recently played Kem, the love interest of Dr. John Carter, on the American television series ER. Thandie Newton also appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick and Crash. Thandie Newton's performance in Crash, as a middle-class black woman forced to assess her racial attitudes after being molested by a racist police officer (played by Matt Dillon), was honoured with a BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress in 2006. Crash also won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2005.

Trivia :

- Thandie Newton married writer and director Oliver Parker in 1998.
- The couple have two daughters, Ripley, born in 2000, and Nico, born in 2004.

Filmography :

- Pursuit of Happyness (2006) (filming) - Linda
- Crash (2004) - Christine
- The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) - Dame Vaako
- Shade (2003) - Tiffany
- The Truth About Charlie (2002) - Regina Lambert
- It Was an Accident (2000) - Noreen Hurlock
- Mission: Impossible II (2000) - Nyah Nordoff-Hall
- Beloved (1998) - Beloved
- Besieged (1998) - Shandurai
- In Your Dreams (1997) (TV) - Clare
- Gridlock'd (1997) - Barbara 'Cookie' Cook
- The Leading Man (1996) - Hilary Rule
- The Journey of August King (1995) - Annalees
- Jefferson in Paris (1995) - Sally Hemings
- Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) - Yvette
- Loaded (1994) - Zita
- The Young Americans (1993) - Rachael Stevens
- Pirate Prince (1991) (TV) - Becky Newton
- Flirting (1991) - Thandiwe Adjewa.

Thandie Newton's Dates :

  • Jude Law

  • Brad Pitt (1994 - 1995)

  • Oliver Parker (1998 - Now)

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    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
    Jefferson in Paris
    The Journey of August King
    Mission: Impossible II
    The Truth About Charlie
    The Chronicles of Riddick
    The Pursuit of Happyness
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    Vanishing on 7th Street
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    Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
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    Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis
    Run, Fat Boy, Run
    For Colored Girls
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    Category: Actresses  - ( Actresses Archive)

    Date Added: 16 January '09

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