Thomasin McKenzie Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 01 Oct, 2020
Facts of Thomasin McKenzie
Date of Birth: 2000 , July-26
Age: 21 years old
Birth Nation: New Zealand
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Thomasin McKenzie
Birth Name Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie
Nick Name Tom
Father Stuart McKenzie
Mother Miranda Harcourt
Nationality New Zealander
Birth Place/City Wellington, New Zealand
Profession Actress
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Married No
Education Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Awards Hollywood Critics Association Award, National Board of Review Award, Phoenix Critics Circle Award, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, Seattle Film Critics Award
Online Presence Instagram
Movies Existence, Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Leave No Trace, The King, Jojo Rabbit, Lost Girls
TV Show Shortland Street, Bright Summer Night, The Cul De Sac
Sisters Davida McKenzie
Siblings 2 (1 brother, 1 sister)
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Thomasin McKenzie is a New Zealand actress most known for playing Tom in the 2018 drama film Leave No Trace and Elsa Korr in the Oscar-nominated 2019 comedy-drama film Jojo Rabbit.  

How Old is Thomasin McKenzie? Her Age and Height

Thomasin McKenzie was born Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, the middle child of three, to director Stuart McKenzie and actress Miranda Harcourt, on July 26, 2000. As of October 2020, she is 20 years old and stands at 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters).     

McKenzie was born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, graduating from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, class of 2018. 

She is a Third-Generation Actress

Thomasin McKenzie comes from a long line of artists in her family. A third-generation actress, her grandmother,  Dame Kate Harcourt is an eminent actress with nearly six decades of acting experience.  

Her mother, Miranda Harcourt is also an esteemed actress, writer, director, and producer, while her father, Stuart McKenzie is a writer and director. Furthermore, her maternal uncle, Gordon Harcourt is a television presenter. 


Thomasin made her on-screen debut in 2012, playing Scraps in the New Zealand drama film Existence. She had her first starring role as a younger version of the titular character in the 2014 drama film, Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story

She made her Hollywood debut as Astrid in Peter Jackson's epic fantasy film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies -- a prequel to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

McKenzie returned to New Zealand television as Pixie Hannah in the prime-time soap opera Shortland Street in 2015. She had a string of television appearances, playing Annabel in End of Term, Petra Quince on Bright Summer Night, and Willa on The Cul De Sac. She starred alongside her real-life mother, Miranda Harcourt, in the children's comedy show Lucy Lewis Can't Lose in 2017. 

Thomasin McKenzie on Leave No Trace SOURCE: Roger Ebert

McKenzie had her breakout role as Ben Foster's daughter Tom in the 2018 American drama film Leave No Trace. For her performance, she was nominated for numerous awards across many film festivals and won the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.   

 In 2019, she had another notable appearance as a young Jewish girl, Elsa Korr, during Hitler's reign in Taika Waititi's Oscar-nominated film Jojo Rabbit.  

She is set to appear in upcoming movies like Last Night in Soho, The Power of the Dog, and The Justice of Bunny King.  

Estimated to Have a Net Worth of $2.5 Million

Thomasin McKenzie is estimated to have a net worth of around $2.5 million in 2020. Her wealth comes from her career as a film and television actress, including salary, media appearances, advertisements, and social media presence.

Thomasin McKenzie and Roman Griffin Davis on Jojo Rabbit SOURCE: IndieWire

The 20-year-old had her breakout role as  Tom in the 2018 drama film Leave No Trace and played Elsa Korr in the Oscar-nominated 2019 comedy-drama film Jojo Rabbit.