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Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton was born in London. Thandie is mixed race, the daughter of a black Zimbabwean mother, Nyasha, a health-care worker from the Shona tribe, and Nick Newton, a white British father who worked as a lab technician. She lived in Zambia until political unrest caused her family to move back to the UK. She then lived in Cornwall in the southwest of Britain until the age of 11. At that time she enrolled in London's Art Educational School, where she studied modern dance. However, a back injury forced her to quit dancing. This led to her auditioning for films and receiving her first role in John Duigan's Flirting (1991). She then moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue acting and her then-boyfriend. However, her British accent limited the amount of work she was getting, and she returned to Britain, where she went to Cambridge University to study, eventually receiving a degree in anthropology. Between semesters, she continued her acting and became noticed and in-demand for future film roles.


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Born:
Nov 6, 1972 In London, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the series The Oprah Winfrey Show 1986-01-07
Latest Project:
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-02-17

Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Poster of Rogue
Poster of American Dad!
Poster of The Daily Show
Filmography
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Rogue Grace Travis 24 episodes, 2013-2015 2013-04-03
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
ER Unknown 1994-09-19
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07