Thandie Newton Full Biography, Wiki, Facts

Thandie Newton Full Biography, Wiki, Facts

Thandie Newton Full Biography, Wiki, Facts: Thandie Newton’s full name is Thandiwe Melaine Newton. She was born on 6th November 1972 in London, England. She is the daughter of a Zimbabwean mother Nyasha and a British father Nick. Her mother is a health worker and her father is a laboratoey technician and artist. Newton is an English actress. She had done a number of American and British films like Mision Impossible II, Run Fatboy, W., The Pursuit of Happiness, Crash, Good Deeds, 2012, Norbit and For Colored Girls. She had did many films for which she had been nominated for many times.

Early Life

She had stated in an interview that she was born in London but in some other biographies it has been incorrectly reported that she was born in Zambia. The meaning of her name Thandiwe that means beloved. For her mother Newton is a Shona princess. At TED conference Newton had said that from about age of 5 she was conscious that she was black and did not fit and also that she was not normal. She was brought up in London. She attended Tring Park School for the Performing Arts for studying dance. At the age of 16 she got the chance for audition for her first film. From 1992 to 1995 she went to Downing College, Cambridge to study social anthropology where she secured 2.1


Newton started her career by debuting in a film Flirting in 1991. In 1994 she did a film with Brad Pitt being his maid Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles. She had begun to known internationally in the Merchant Ivory production of Jefferson as Sally Hemings in Paris because of which she got an opportunity to do the lead role in a film Demme’s Beloved in 1998. She had also done the film Mission: Impossible II. From 2003 to 2005 she had done films like The Love Interest , Makemba Kem Likasu, American television series ER. She had also acted in the film Chronicles of Riddick and Crash in 2004. After that she played as being a wealthy black woman in Christine Thayer.In 2006 , Newton got BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Crash. She had also acted in the film Linda Gardner, Chris Gardner’s Wife, in The Pursuit of Happiness. In 2006 she had also played the title role in radio pantomime version of Cinderella. In 2007 she had done comedy films like Norbit and Run Fat Boy Run. She had also portrayed Oliver Stone’s film Biography of President George W. Bush. After that in 2012 she portrayed US President’s First Daughter Laura Wilson. In the same year she did a romantic film Good Deeds and Rogue in 2013.

Personal life

In 1998 she got married with a multi-talented Ol Parker who is an English writer, producer as well as director also. The couple has two daughters named Ripley who was born in 2000 and Nico who was born in 2004. On September 8 2013 it was announced that their third baby was on the way. She had developed the taste of performing in her early age. She has been rated by readers of Black Men Magazine as The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year and ranked as the 102 sexiest women in the world in 2002.

Thandie Newton Full Biography, Wiki, Facts


  • Birth Nation: United Kingdom
  • Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
  • Name: Thandie Newton
  • Birth Name: Thandiwe Melanie "Thandie" Newton
  • Father: Nick Newton
  • Mother: Nyasha Newton
  • Nationality: British
  • Birth Place/City: London, England, U.K[1]
  • Ethnicity: Black Ethnicity
  • Profession: Acting, Modelling
  • Net Worth: $17.5 Million USD
  • Eye Color: dark brown
  • Body Measurements: 32B-23-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
  • Breast Size: 32 in
  • Waist size: 23 in
  • Hip Size: 32 in
  • Neck Size: 8
  • Shoe Size: 9
  • Weight in KG: 59 kg
  • Married to: Ol Parker (m. 1998)
  • Children: Nico Parker, Ripley Parker, Booker Jombe Parker
  • Education: University of Cambridge
  • Awards: Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Online Presence: Facebook,Twitter,Wikipedia
  • TV Show: Pirate Prince
  • Siblings: Isaac Newton


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