Thandie Newton

Highest Rated: 100% Liyana (2018)
Lowest Rated: 9% Norbit (2007)
Birthday: Nov 6, 1972
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Fine-boned and soft-spoken, Thandie Newton displays a deceptive fragility that is betrayed by the strong, resilient characters she often portrays. The actress was born in London in 1972 to a Zimbabwean mother and British father. It was while a student at a private school in North London that the actress met Australian director John Duigan, who was casting his coming-of-age tale Flirting (1991). Newton won a leading role as the smart, worldly girlfriend of the film's protagonist and starred alongside a then-relatively unknown Nicole Kidman. Her next film of any significance was 1994's Interview With the Vampire, in which she had a minor role alongside Kidman's then-husband, Tom Cruise.The same year, Newton acted as part of an ensemble cast in Loaded, a fairly obscure film directed by Anna Campion, sister of The Piano's Jane Campion. She was then reunited with Flirting director Duigan in 1995 for The Journey of August King, a little-seen feature in which she starred with Jason Patric. Greater recognition came in the form of the same year's Jefferson in Paris, a critically maligned but impressively cast film, in which Newton played Sally Hemings, slave and lover of Nick Nolte's Thomas Jefferson. Acting alongside individuals such as Nolte, James Earl Jones, and Gwyneth Paltrow certainly did little to hurt Newton's reputation and the next year she had yet another starring role, this time opposite Jon Bon Jovi in her third film with director Duigan, The Leading Man.Despite her leading status, Newton still hovered on the border of relative obscurity, something that finally began to change with three 1998 films in which she had major roles. The first was Vondie Curtis-Hall's Gridlock'd, a film that won Newton raves for her turn as a heroine-addicted jazz singer opposite Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur. Beloved, Newton's second film that year, won her further recognition, both for her mere presence in the highly anticipated adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel, and for her portrayal of the mysterious, ghostly girl who torments Oprah Winfrey's Sethe. Finally, it was with her third film of 1998, Besieged, that Newton graduated from relative obscurity to the rank of Hollywood Up and Comer. The film, which was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and co-starred David Thewlis, received stellar reviews, many of which singled out Newton's performance for particular praise. This, along with a coveted spot on the April 1999 cover of Vanity Fair's annual Hollywood Issue, further cemented the actress' well-deserved status as one of the industry's latest Forces to Be Reckoned With.In 2000, Newton further ascended the ranks of recognition when she starred opposite former Interview With the Vampire co-star Tom Cruise in John Woo's Mission: Impossible II; although the film received mixed reviews, Newton earned almost unanimous approval from critics, who praised her strong, dynamic performance.Over the coming decade, Newton would remain a charismatic and beloved force on screen, appearing in films like Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, W., and Retreat.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
100% Liyana Executive Producer 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story Val 2018
38% Gringo Bonnie Soyinka 2018
13% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Actor 2018
51% Half of a Yellow Sun Olanna $54.1K 2014
30% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Lindsey Wakefield $35.1M 2012
80% The Prophet Actor 2011
62% Retreat Kate 2011
47% Vanishing On 7th Street Rosemary $22.7K 2011
14% Huge Actor 2011
32% For Colored Girls Tangie/Orange $37.8M 2010
40% 2012 Laura Wilson $166.2M 2009
58% W. Condoleezza Rice $25.6M 2008
60% RocknRolla Stella $5.7M 2008
46% Run Fatboy Run Elizabeth Olivia 'Libby' Odell $6M 2007
9% Norbit Kate Thomas $95.4M 2007
67% The Pursuit of Happyness Linda $162.6M 2006
74% Crash Christine $55.4M 2004
29% The Chronicles of Riddick Dame Vaako $56.9M 2004
67% Shade Tiffany 2003
34% The Truth About Charlie Regina Lambert $5.3M 2002
57% Mission: Impossible 2 Nyah 2000
No Score Yet Behind the Mission: The Making of 'M:I-2' Actor 2000
No Score Yet It Was an Accident Actor 2000
75% Besieged Shandurai 1999
78% Beloved Beloved 1998
69% The Leading Man Hilary Rule 1998
88% Gridlock'd Cookie 1997
57% The Journey of August King Annalees Williamsburg 1996
20% Loaded Zita 1996
31% Jefferson in Paris Sally Hemings 1995
62% Interview with the Vampire Yvette 1994
33% The Young Americans Rachael 1993
96% Flirting Thandiwe Adjewa 1992

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Harry
2016
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
86% Westworld
2015-2018
Maeve Millay
  • 2018
  • 2016
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Rogue
2013-2017
Grace Travis
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2016
67% The Slap
2015
Aisha
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
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  • 2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Kem
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
100% Line of Duty
2012-2016
Roz

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