Thandiwe Newton

Thandiwe Newton

Highest Rated: 98% Liyana (2017)

Lowest Rated: 9% Norbit (2007)

Birthday: Nov 6, 1972

Birthplace: London, England, UK

After an already enviable career, British actress Thandie Newton found herself swept into a pop culture whirlwind with her role in the sci-fi hit "Westworld" (HBO, 2016-). A native of London, the actress is of royal blood, the daughter of a Zimbabwean princess. She made her screen debut starring with Nicole Kidman in "Flirting" (1991). Supporting roles followed at regular intervals, including appearing with Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in "Interview With The Vampire" (1994), playing Sally Hemings in "Jefferson in Paris" (1995), and haunting Oprah Winfrey in "Beloved" (1998). She found a wider audience when she re-teamed with Cruise for the blockbuster "Mission: Impossible II" (2000). She continued in a similar vein, starring with Mark Wahlberg in Jonathan Demme's "The Truth About Charlie" (2002) and with Vin Diesel in "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004). She then joined the ensemble of surprise Best Picture Oscar-winner "Crash" (2004), playing the wife of Terrence Howard's director. The role earned Newton a BAFTA. She went on to play Will Smith's estranged wife in "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006) and was Eddie Murphy's romantic interest in the broad comedy "Norbit" (2007). She also had a memorable story arc on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009) as a love interest to Noah Wyle's Dr. John Carter. After playing Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's political drama "W" (2008), she returned to big budget fare starring in Roland Emmerich's disaster film "2012" (2009). A series of less successful film projects led the actress back to television. She starred in the limited series "The Slap" (ABC, 2015) and the police drama "Rogue" (Audience, 2013-17). She followed with her most acclaimed role in the updating of the Michael Crichton 1973 film "Westworld." Newton played the android Maeve Millay, the madame of a brothel who becomes self-aware. The actress was hailed by critics and earned multiple Emmy nominations for the role. Between long breaks in the shooting of the series, she appeared in a story arc of "Line of Duty" (BBC, 2012-) and became part of the "Star Wars" universe with a supporting role in "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (2018). She then joined Kit Harington and Natalie Portman for the drama "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan" (2018).

Highest rated movies

God's Country
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Leading Man




88% 50% God's Country Sandra (Character) - 2022
64% 45% All the Old Knives Celia Harrison (Character) - 2022
91% 83% President Executive Producer - 2021
36% 37% Reminiscence Emily "Watts" Sanders (Character) $3.9M 2021
19% 54% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Audrey Newhouse (Character) - 2018
69% 64% Solo: A Star Wars Story Val (Character) $213.8M 2018
40% 38% Gringo Bonnie Soyinka (Character) $4.9M 2018
94% No Score Yet Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema Narrator - 2018
98% 71% Liyana Executive Producer $23.1K 2017
51% 36% Half of a Yellow Sun Olanna (Character) $53.6K 2013
36% 76% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Lindsey Wakefield (Character) $35.0M 2012
62% 40% Retreat Kate (Character) - 2011
80% 71% The Prophet Narrator - 2011
49% 21% Vanishing on 7th Street Rosemary (Character) $22.2K 2010
32% 73% For Colored Girls Tangie/Orange (Character) $37.7M 2010
14% 8% Huge Kris (Character) - 2010
39% 47% 2012 Laura Wilson (Character) $166.1M 2009
60% 71% RocknRolla Stella (Character) $5.7M 2008
58% 42% W. Condoleezza Rice (Character) $25.5M 2008
46% 64% Run Fat Boy Run Libby (Character) $6.0M 2007
9% 53% Norbit Kate (Character) $95.3M 2007
67% 87% The Pursuit of Happyness Linda (Character) $162.6M 2006
74% 88% Crash Christine (Character) $54.6M 2004
29% 65% The Chronicles of Riddick Dame Vaako (Character) $57.6M 2004
67% 58% Shade Tiffany (Character) $24.7K 2003
34% 27% The Truth About Charlie Regina Lambert (Character) $5.3M 2002
56% 42% Mission: Impossible 2 Nyah Nordoff-Hall (Character) $215.4M 2000
No Score Yet 0% It Was an Accident Noreen Hurlock (Character) - 2000
75% 80% Besieged Shandurai (Character) $2.0M 1998
71% 71% Beloved Beloved (Character) $22.8M 1998
88% 79% Gridlock'd Barbara 'Cookie' Cook (Character) $5.5M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Your Dreams Clare (Character) - 1997
69% 73% The Leading Man Hilary Rule (Character) $34.5K 1996
57% 70% The Journey of August King Annalees (Character) $6.0K 1995
31% 34% Jefferson in Paris Sally Hemings (Character) $2.5M 1995
17% 21% Loaded Zita (Character) $42.0K 1994
64% 86% Interview With the Vampire Yvette (Character) $104.7M 1994
33% 41% The Young Americans Rachael Stevens (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirate Prince Becky Newton (Character) - 1991
96% 77% Flirting Thandiwe Adjewa (Character) $2.4M 1990


80% 71% Westworld Maeve Millay (Character) 2016 2018 2020 2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2010 2021
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018 2020
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race: Under the Hood Judge 2020
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Unknown (Guest Star),
2008 2018
No Score Yet 19% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
96% 94% Line of Duty DCI Roz Huntley (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 83% Rogue Grace (Character) 2013-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
65% 48% The Slap Aisha (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012 2015
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet 84% ER Makemba 'Kem' Likasu (Guest Star) 2003-2005 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008
No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Makeva (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2000