Thandie Newton Biography

(Actress, Dancer, Philanthropist)

English actress who has starred in both British and American movies.

Who is Thandie Newton dating?

Thandie Newton is a divorced woman.

She was previously married to Ol Parker, an English screenwriter since 1998. They have 3 children, daughter Ripley Parker born on 17 September 2000, daughter Nico Parker in December 2004, and son Booker Jomber Parker on March 3, 2014.

However, the couple recently got divorced after 24 years of marriage.

Previously, she had an affair with her director John Duigan in the movie, ‘Flirting’. He was 23 years older than her at the time. She also had a relationship with Brad Pitt for a year (1994-1995).

They met while filming ‘Interview with the Vampire’. They broke up after a year of dating.

 

Relationship Facts of Thandie Newton

  • Thandie Newton is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Thandie Newton?

Thandie Newton OBE is an iconic English actress who has starred in both British and American movies.

The year 2019 welcomed Thandie Melanie Newton with one of the highest honors awarded by the British Empire- Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Some of them are ‘Mission Impossible II’ and ‘The Pursuit of Happiness. Similarly, Thandie is BAFTA Award winner.

Thandie Newton: Birth Facts, Family, Childhood

Thandie Newton was born Melanie Thandiwe Newton on 6th November 1972,  in Westminster, London, England.

Her father Nick Newton and Mother Nyasha Newton are of British and Zimbabwean ethnicity. Her father is an English laboratory technician and artist.

Thandie grew up in Penzance in Cornwall. She was always beset with negative feelings that she was different from others, that she didn’t fit. In due time all these feelings evaporated as she came to be loved and accepted on an international scale.

Education

Even though Thandi realized that at the age of 5 she was an atheist, ‘an anomaly’ as she recalls.  She was educated in a very religious Catholic school that was predominantly white!

At the age of only 11, she received a scholarship for Performing arts at Tring Park School. She learned to dance at an early age but stopped dancing after an injury.

Between 1992 and 1995, she graduated from Downing College, Cambridge in social anthropology.

Thandie Newton: Professional Life, Career

She started her career at an age of 16 starring in the movie ‘Flirting’ with the aid of movie director John Duigan, with whom she had a six-year relationship.

She then played a house slave in the movie ‘Interview with the vampire’ (1994) starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.

Thandie Newton then starred in the movie ‘Jefferson in Paris’ portraying Sally Hemings and the horror drama ‘Beloved’. She then earned her fame in ‘Mission Impossible II’ as Nyah Hall.

She also appeared in a low-budget movie ‘It was an accident. Her husband was the screenwriter of the movie.  She has also appeared in TV series.

Newton played Mekemba “Kem” Likasu in the TV series ‘ER’ between 2003 and 2005. She appeared in the series finale in 2009.

In 2004, She played in ‘The Chronicles of Riddick and Crash’. She also starred in the movie ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ in 2006, opposite Will Smith.

She portrayed the character, Maeve Millay, in the 2016 American TV series, ‘Westworld’.

Thandie Newton: Some Achievements, Recognition

2019.  Awarded OBE -Appointed  Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to film and charity.

Awards

2016, Awarded Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in Drama Series in Westworld.

2004,  Awarded BAFTA Award for her role in Crash as a supporting actress.

2004, Empire Award for Best Actress

2004, Hollywood Film Festival Award for Ensemble of the Year

Nominations

2006, Nominated  – The Pursuit of Happiness, Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

2010, Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Actress

Thandie Newton: Net Worth and Salary

Thandie Newton has a net worth of $ 14 million US as of 2022. Her earnings per year are $1.5 million US and above. Her 2010 movie Colored Girls, grossed $37.8M in the US at the box office.

Thandie Newton: Rumors, Controversy

Thandie Newton has opened up that she was abused by a director who showed her sexual audition to his friends.

At the very beginning of her acting career, she auditioned for a role in which the director asked her to create a sexual scene.

After years at the Cannes Film Festival, she found out that the director has been distributing her audition to his friends. She was only 18 at the time of the audition.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Thandie Newton has dark brown eyes and light brown eyes. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 51 kgs. Her body stats are 33-23.5-35, dress size 2 US, and shoe size 7 US.

Social Media Profile

Newton has more than 201,681 k likes on Facebook, holds more than 141 k followers on Twitter, and has more than 145.1 k followers on Instagram.

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