Thandie Newton(1972-), Actress
Thandiwe Adjewa ('Thandie') Newton
Sitter in 2 portraits
Thandie Newton grew up in London and Cornwall and studied Anthropology at Downing College, Cambridge. She made her film debut in Flirting (1991), subsequently starring in Beloved (1998) and Beseiged (1998). In 2000 she appeared in Mission: Impossible II (2000) and from 2003 to 2005 in the American television series ER (2003-5). Newton was awarded a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role opposite Matt Dillon in Crash (2006) and played Condoleezza Rice in the George W. Bush biopic W (2008). In 2011 she made her London stage debut in Death and the Maiden at the Harold Pinter Theatre (previously the Comedy Theatre).