Thandie Newton is a popular actress from the UK. She has appeared in numerous films and television series. A BAFTA Award-winning actress has shared a screen with various Hollywood stars including Tom Cruise, Bradd Pitt and Will Smith.
She started her acting career in 1991 in a film Flirting starring Bradd Pitt. She then appeared in a horror film Interview with the Vampire in 1994.
Her next big movie was Mission Impossible II (2000). She is appearing in in a science fiction Western television series Westworld. She is married to English filmmaker Ol Parker since 1998. She shares three children with him.
Early Life, Bio And Education Of Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton was born as Thandie Melaine Newton. She was born on 6 November 1972 in London, England. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother Nyasha and a British father Nick. Her mother is a health worker and her father is a laboratory technician and artist.
Newton is an English actress. She has enacted in a number of American and British films including Mision Impossible II, Run Fatboy, W., The Pursuit of Happiness, Crash, Good Deeds, 2012, Norbit and For Colored Girls.
The meaning of her name Thandiwe that means beloved. For her mother, Newton is a Shona princess. At TED conference Newton said that when at age of 5 she was conscious that she was black and did not fit and also that she was not normal.
She grew up in London with her parents and brother. She attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts for studying dance. At the age of 16, she got the chance to audition for her first film. From 1992-95 she went to Downing College, Cambridge to study social anthropology where she secured 2.1
Thandie Newton's Career
Newton debuted her acting career in a feature film Flirting in 1991. In 1994, she appeared in a horror film Interview with the Vampire alongside Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.
She then portrayed Sally Hemings in the French-American drama film Jefferson in Paris produced by the Merchant-Ivory production. Following, she featured in a lead role in a film Demme’s Beloved (1998). The film also featured Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover in a starring role.
She then enacted in an action film Mission: Impossible II (2000) starring opposite Tom Cruise - the second installment of Mission Impossible franchises.
Her next films The Chronicles of Riddick and Crush came out in 2004. Newton received a BAFTA award in Best Supporting Actress category through a film Crush. In 2006, she played Linda Gardner- the wife of the lead character Chris Gardner played by Will Smith- in The Pursuit of Happiness. In 2007, she did two comedy films: Norbit and Run Fat Boy. She enacted in Oliver Stone’s film Biopic movie President George W. Bush in 2008.
In 2009, she portrayed US President’s First Daughter Laura Wilson in a disaster film 2012. In 2012, she did a romantic film Good Deeds and Rogue in 2013. She appeared in a crime-comedy film Gringo and space western film Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2018.
Television Series and TV Movies
Thandie Newton also appears on Television drama series. In 1991, she appeared in a British TV film Pirate Prince. From 2003-09, she appeared in a recurring role in a crime drama series ER. She has also made guest appearances in a number of TV series.
She then appeared in a lead role in a police drama series Rogue from 2013-15. Since 2016, she is playing in a sci-fi drama series Westworld. She has nominated in numerous awards for her portrayal of Maeve Millay in the series. In 2017, she appeared in Jay-Z’s music video Family Feud alongside Beyoncé.
Thandie Newton's Net Worth And Charity
Thandie Newton’s net worth is $25 million, as of July 2018. She earns a huge amount of net worth from her acting career. Her films made a huge success at the Box Office. Her films have earned $1 billion plus at the Box Office.
Newton has also involved in several charitable movements. In 2013, she won The Voice of a Woman award for her tireless work on the One Billion Rising campaign to prevent violence against woman and girls. She has also participated in numerous celebrity charity events and movements.
Thandie Newton's Personal Life, Family, Wedding, Husband, Children
Thandie Newton is a married woman. She is married to director and producer Ol Parker. The duo married in 1998. The couple shares three children: two daughters Ripley and Nico and a son Booker Jombe together. Their first daughter was born in 2000 and the second daughter Nico who was born in 2004. They welcomed a three daughter Booker Jombe in 2014.
Her husband, Oliver ‘Ol’ Parker, is an English screenwriter and director. He began his acting career in the theatre. He spent some years at a theater and pursued her career as a stand-up comedian. He then started writing scripts for films. In 2000, he wrote and produced a comedy film It Was an Accident.
He wrote the screenplay for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015).
Newton is a vegan and was named PETA’s Sexiest Vegan of 2014 in the UK. She has an expressed affinity for Buddhism. She is active on Instagram and shares her wonderful moments with her family. She regularly shares her family life via her Instagram.
Height: She stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches.
Weight: She weighs 51 kg.
Body figure: She has a perfect body measurement size is 32-24-34 inches.
Workout: She does regular exercise and yoga to stay fit and healthy.
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by abhishek, 28 May, 2014