Keisha Castle-Hughes

Keisha Castle-Hughes

Highest Rated: 91% Whale Rider (2002)

Lowest Rated: 37% The Nativity Story (2006)

Birthday: Mar 24, 1990

Birthplace: Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia

Though Keisha Castle-Hughes had always dreamed of being an actress, she never thought that she would actually be one. Plucked from roughly 10,000 New Zealand schoolgirls to play the part of Paikea in "Whale Rider" (2002), Castle-Hughes put in a performance that was hailed by critics the world over, especially since she never acted a day in her life, even in a school play. But Castle-Hughes's depth of character and range of emotion was apparent to director Niki Caro and casting director Diana Rowan-who also discovered Anna Paquin for "The Piano" (1993)-from the start. It took several months, and eight or nine auditions, but the then-11-year-old landed the part, and with it, her one-time dream of being an actress turned into reality.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet DieRy Jean Marama (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Find Your Voice Princess (Character) $3.9K 2017
77% 72% Thank You for Your Service Alea (Character) $9.4M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Carthage Simi (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rewind Priya (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 30% Vampire Jellyfish (Character) - 2011
83% 80% Red Dog Rose (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 43% The Vintner's Luck Celeste (Character) - 2009
50% 55% Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger Sunni (Character) $7.7K 2008
37% 76% The Nativity Story Mary (Character) $37.6M 2006
80% 66% Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith Queen of Naboo (Character) $380.3M 2005
91% 88% Whale Rider Paikea "Pai" Apirana (Character) $20.8M 2002

TV

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No Score Yet 35% FBI: Most Wanted Hana Gibson (Character) 2020
63% 65% FBI Hana Gibson (Guest Star) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Ropes Jess O'Connor (Character) 2018
93% No Score Yet Manhunt: Unabomber Tabby (Character) 2017
89% 85% Game of Thrones Obara Sand (Guest Star) 2015-2017
35% 86% Roadies Donna Mancini (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Today Live Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rewind Priya (Character) 2013
42% 91% Legend of the Seeker Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bro'Town Unknown (Character) 2009 2006-2007

QUOTES FROM Keisha Castle-Hughes CHARACTERS

Queen of Naboo says: Make, at least, 20 people smile in a day..

Queen of Naboo says: Make, at least, 20 people smile in a day.