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Naomie Harris



Spiky-haired actress Naomie Harris was raised by her single mother in London. After studying political science at Cambridge, she enrolled at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for professional stage training. In the '90s, she made a few appearances on U.K. television series, including reoccurring roles on Runaway Bay and The Tomorrow People. She gained more recognition for her role in the miniseries White Teeth as Clara, the Jamaican daughter of a fanatical Jehovah's witness mother. Adapted from the book by Zadie Smith, White Teeth was shown in the U.S. on PBS Masterpiece Theater in 2002. She made her international breakthrough the same year in Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic thriller 28 Days Later. For the role of urban survivor Selena opposite attractive lead Cillian Murphy, Harris trained in kickboxing and learned how to properly wield a machete. Quickly becoming noticed for her talent and skill, she also appeared in Fritz Baumann's German drama Anansi as an immigrant from Ghana. Back on television, she played a radical activist for the New Labour party in the two-part BBC1 drama The Project. Harris' feature films for 2004 include the live-action remake Thunderbirds and the thriller Trauma, starring Colin Firth.

Though her star was steadily rising in Hollywood, it wasn't until 2006 that Harris would really make a splash on stateside screens; and after supporting roles in Brett Ratner's After the Sunset and Michael Winterbottom's A Cock and Bull Story, Harris took to the high seas for her role as Tia Dalma in the eagerly anticipated summer sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Though her role in the first sequel to the hugely successful 2003 original was something of a minor affair, Harris' loyal fans could rest assured that they would be seeing plenty more of her in the final installment of the series that was set to hit screens in 2007. Just a few short months after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest sailed into the multiplexes, Harris would trade her Jamaican accent for a Bronx inflection when she took the role of a tough New York cop in director Michael Mann's Miami Vice - a slick, big screen adaptation of the show that made pink t-shirts and white blazers all the rage in the 1980s.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Jungle Book
  • Nisha
2018
12% Collateral Beauty
  • Madeline
2016
71% Our Kind of Traitor
  • Gail Perkins
2016
65% Spectre
  • Eve Moneypenney
2015
61% Southpaw
  • Angela Rivera
2015
59% Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Winnie Mandela
2013
93% Skyfall
  • Eve
2012
60% The First Grader
  • Jane Obinchu
2011
76% Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  • Denise Roudette
2010
26% Ninja Assassin
  • Mika
2009
No Score Yet Morris: A Life With Bells On
  • Actor
2009
32% My Last Five Girlfriends
  • Gemma
2009
54% Explicit Ills
  • Jill
2009
No Score Yet Small Island
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Poppy Shakespeare
  • Poppy Shakespeare
2008
36% Street Kings
  • Linda Washington
2008
36% August
  • Sarrah
2008
45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
  • Tia Dalma
2007
47% Miami Vice
  • Trudy Joplin
2006
54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Tia Dalma
2006
90% Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story
  • Jennie
2005
18% After the Sunset
  • Sophie
2004
29% Trauma
  • Elisa
2004
No Score Yet Crust
  • Actor
2003
87% 28 Days Later
  • Selena
2003
No Score Yet Anansi
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Clara Jones Hortense Clara Bowden
No Score Yet Accused
2010-2012
  • Alison Wade
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest

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