Thandiwe Newton

Thandiwe 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.
Known For: Acting
Birthday: 1972-11-06
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Also Known As: 탠디 뉴튼, Тэнди Ньютон, تندی نیوتن, Melanie Thandiwe Newton, Thandie Newton

Movies List of Thandiwe Newton

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Besieged

1998 Movie
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Flirting

1991 Movie
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Run, Fatboy, Run

2007 Movie
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Half of a Yellow Sun

2013 Movie
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It Was an Accident

2000 Movie
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In Your Dreams

1997 Movie
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The Prophet

2011 Movie
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God's Country

Movie
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Gridlock'd

1997 Movie
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Norbit

2007 Movie
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RockNRolla

2008 Movie
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Shade

2003 Movie
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Good Deeds

2012 Movie
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Beloved

1998 Movie
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Loaded

1994 Movie
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Retreat

2011 Movie
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Jefferson in Paris

1995 Movie
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Reminiscence

2021 Movie
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For Colored Girls

2010 Movie
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The Leading Man

1996 Movie
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Huge

2010 Movie
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2012

2009 Movie
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W.

2008 Movie
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The Young Americans

1993 Movie
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Gringo

2018 Movie
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Crash

2005 Movie