Keisha Castle-Hughes Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 25 Nov, 2020
Facts of Keisha Castle-Hughes
Date of Birth: 1990 , March-24
Age: 31 years old
Birth Nation: Australia
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Keisha Castle-Hughes
Birth Name Keisha Castle-Hughes
Father Tim Castle
Mother Desrae Hughes
Nationality Australian, New Zealand
Birth Place/City Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia
Profession Actress
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Children 1
Divorce Jonathan Morrison (February 14, 2013 - 2016)
Education Penrose High School, Senior College of New Zealand
Awards Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award, Gold Derby Award, International Online Cinema Award, New Zealand Film and TV Award, Online Film & Television Association Award, Online Film Critics Society Award
Movies Whale Rider, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, The Nativity Story, Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger, A Heavenly Vintage, Vampire, Red Dog, Queen of Carthage, Thank You for Your Service, Find Your Voice, Tone-Deaf, DieRy
TV Show The Almighty Johnsons, The Walking Dead, Roadies, Game of Thrones, Manhunt, On the Ropes, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted
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Keisha Castle-Hughes is an Australian-New Zealand actress. She was, at one time, the youngest Academy Award-nominated actress for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the 2002 family-drama, Whale Rider. She has since been seen in TV series like Game of Thrones, FBI, and FBI: Most Wanted.    

How Old is Keisha Castle-Hughes? What is her Height?

Keisha Castle-Hughes was born in Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia, on March 24, 1990, to Desrae Hughes and Tim Castle. She is part-Māori from her mother's side and part-Anglo-Australian from her father's side.   

Became a Mother at Age 17 with Ex-Boyfriend Bradley Hall's Child  

Keisha went through a teenage pregnancy when she became pregnant with her then-boyfriend Bradley Hall's child. They made the announcement in October 2006, when Castle-Hughes was only 16. She gave birth to their daughter, Felicity-Amore Castle-Hughes, on April 25, 2007, when Castle-Hughes was a month into her seventeens. 

Keisha Castle-Hughes with her daughter from Bradley Hull, Felicity-Amore Castle-Hughes SOURCE: Daily Mail UK

Keisha and Bradley Hall separated in 2010 after having been together for seven years.

She went on to date Jonathan Morrison in 2012 and they got engaged after six weeks together, in August. They married six months later, coinciding with Valentine's Day 2013. They were together for three years before calling for a divorce in 2016. Their divorce was finalized in December that year.

Career and Net Worth   

 Keisha Castle-Hughes made her on-screen debut as Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the 2002 New Zealand-German family drama Whale Rider. Her performance was critically lauded and landed her several awards and nominations including an Academy Award for Best Actress nomination.

At the time, she was the youngest actress to be nominated for an Oscar, at the age of 13. She held the record for a decade before being surpassed by nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis for the 2012 drama film, Beasts of the Southern Wild.         

She went on to have a cameo appearance as the Queen of Naboo in the 2005 sci-fi space epic Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.      

From 2015 to 2017, Castle-Hughes played Obara Sand, of House Martell, in the HBO fantasy drama blockbuster series Game of Thrones.  

Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand in Game of Thrones SOURCE: Vanity Fair

Other notable TV roles include Gaia in the New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama series The Almighty Johnsons, Donna Mancini in the Showtime comedy-drama series Roadies, Tabby in the anthology series Manhunt: Unabomber, and Jessica Connor in the miniseries On the Ropes.  

She has also played Special Agent Hana Gibson in the CBS crime-drama series FBI and its spin-off, FBI: Most Wanted.  

According to some online sources. Keisha Castle-Hughes is estimated to have a net worth of around $1 million. Her body of work speaks for itself, with not only Oscar-nominated performances but also feature roles in blockbuster movies like  Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and TV series like HBO's Game of Thrones.