Person Details

Birthday: 1972-11-06 09:20:53

Aliases: 탠디 뉴튼 , Тэнди Ньютон , تندی نیوتن , Melanie Thandiwe Newton

Gender: Female

Place of birth: London, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 38

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Westworld
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8

Westworld

(2016) Maeve Millay
Solo: A Star Wars Story
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7
2012
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6

2012

(2009) Laura Wilson
RuPaul's Drag Race
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8

RuPaul's Drag Race

(2009) Herself - Guest Judge
Mission: Impossible II
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6

Mission: Impossible II

(2000) Nyah Nordoff-Hall
Interview with the Vampire
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7
The Pursuit of Happyness
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8

The Pursuit of Happyness

(2006) Linda Gardner
Line of Duty
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8

Line of Duty

(2012) DCI Roz Huntley

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2019 Narrator
Audrey Newhouse
2018 Herself
Val
Bonnie Soyinka
2017 Thandie
Mona (voice)
Narrator
2016 Maeve Millay
2015 Herself
Self
Aisha
2014 Self
Herself
2013 Olanna
Grace Travis
2012 DCI Roz Huntley
Lindsey
2011 Kate
Narrator
2010 Tangie / Orange
Rosemary
Kris
Herself
Self
2009 Laura Wilson
Herself - Guest Judge
Self
2008 Condoleezza Rice
Thandie Newton
Stella
2007 Libby
N/A
Self
Self
Kate Thomas
2006 Linda Gardner
The Mona Lisa
2005 Christine Thayer
N/A
2004 Dame Vaako
2003 Tiffany
2002 Regina Lambert
2000 Noreen Hurlock
Nyah Nordoff-Hall
1998 Beloved
Shandurai
1997 Clare
Barbara 'Cookie' Cook
1996 Hilary Rule
1995 Annalees
Sally Hemings
1994 Yvette
Zita
1993 Rachael Stevens
1991 Thandiwe Adjewa
- N/A
Celia Harrison
N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2018 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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