Thandie Newton Biography: Wiki, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Children, Family, Net Worth, Movies and TV shows
Thandie Newton Biography: Wiki, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Children, Family, Net Worth, Movies and TV shows can be accessed below .
WOTHAPPEN Reports that Often described as sophisticated or delicate, ThandieNewton is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. The British star is one of the biracial actors and entertainers who had difficult experiences of prejudice and racism during her childhood.
Here are lesser-known facts about Newton, who focused her childhood struggles on influential positive causes in the film industry.
Age, early life and rise to fame
The leading actress was born Melanie Thandiwe Newton on November 6, 1972 in Westminster, London, UK. Thandie grew up in Penzance, Cornwall and always had an interest in the performing arts. At a young age, she enrolled at London’s Art Education School, where she learned to dance.
Unfortunately, Newton had to give up her dreams of dancing after sustaining a back injury in her teens. Thandie later attended Downing College, Cambridge, where she earned a degree in social anthropology.
Before college, Thandie relocated to Los Angeles, California in pursuit of her acting career but later returned to London. Her first film appearance was at age 16 starring in the 1991 film Flirt. Her next film role was as a house slave opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in Interview with the Vampire (1994). The role that undeniably launched Thandie to stardom is her role as Nyah Hall in one of the most lucrative non-superhero action series in the world , Mission Impossible .
Her other notable works include Beloved (1998), the hit medical series, ER (2003 – 2005), Crash (2004), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Tyler Perry’s For Black Girls (2010), Half a Yellow Sun ( 2013), HBO’s sci-fi western thriller series Westworld (2016) , Gringo (2018), the Star Wars prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).
Thandie, who has been in the film industry since 1991, has amassed a decent fortune. Considering the strong and dynamic performances she has demonstrated in various film genres, Thandie Newton has an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Thandie has been an activist leading the Hollywood campaign to end sexual harassment and violence against women in the film industry for over 20 years. She’s also one of those actresses who publicly expresses resentment at the pay gap between female and male actors in Hollywood.
Thandie continues to be a trailblazer, leveling the playing field not just for women but for all minorities who one day dream of fame and well-deserved financial recognition in the industry.
The London-born star is the daughter of Nick andNyasha Newton. She is ethnically mixed as her father is a British laboratory technician and artist while her mother is a former district nurse and a princess from the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe. Thandie has a younger brother named Jamie Newton.
Although born in England, Thandie’s family lived in Zimbabwe but returned to Britain by the time she was three years old due to political turmoil in the African nation. Growing up as a child of mixed race on Britain’s south coast, Thandie had a racially isolated upbringing, particularly at school. As the only black children in the area, Thandie and her brother Jamie struggled with issues related to their ethnicity and often felt out of place. They encountered racism from some locals, but were mostly protected by their parents.
Still, Newton has channeled ethnicity and identity issues into something positive as she strives to use her influence to make the film industry more welcoming, especially to biracial actors.
Thandie Newton is happily married to Ol Parker, a screenwriter and director. The couple has been married since 1998; They have three children together, two daughters – Ripley Parker, born September 17, 2000, and Nico Parker, born December 2004, and a son, Booker Jomber Parker, born March 3, 2014.
Before meeting her now-heartthrob, Thandie, who appears to have a love life centered around the film industry, was romantically linked to Australian film director John Duigan. At the age of 16 she began dating the filmmaker, 23 years her senior, and the relationship lasted six years. She also dated actor Brad Pitt, but the relationship was short-lived as it only lasted a year (from 1994 to 1995).
Handsome and slender, Thandie stands at an average height of 5ft 3in and weighs 51kg. Her body stats are 34-24-33 inches.