November 6, 1972
48 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
33-23.5-35 in | 84-60-89 cm
51 kg | 112.5 pounds
7 US | 37.5 EU
Melanie Thandie Newton was born in Westminster, London, England, on November 6, 1972, is an British actress.
Young Thandie Newton first started performing as a dancer, she studied modern dance at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in London.
She made her big screen debut in Australian comedy drama film Flirting (1991) in role as Thandiwe Adjewa, opposite Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts.
She got her television debut in movie Pirate Prince (1991) in role as Becky Newton.
Her breakthrough performance came as Yvette in gothic horror film Interview with the Vampire (1994) opposite Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Reminiscence (2021) science fiction thriller, opposite Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) space Western in role as Val
Gringo (2018) crime comedy in role as Bonnie Soyinka, opposite Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) drama in role as Audrey Newhouse, with Kit Harington and Natalie Portman
She won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Christine Thayer in drama movie Crash (2004).
Mission: Impossible II (2000) thriller action opposite Tom Cruise
Jefferson in Paris (1995) historical drama opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Nick Nolte
Besieged (1999) drama romance directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
Beloved (1998) horror drama opposite Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover
The Truth About Charlie (2002) mystery thriller with Mark Wahlberg and Tim Robbins
RocknRolla (2008) crime comedy with Gerard Butler and Tom Hardy
For Colored Girls (2010) drama directed by Tyler Perry
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) science fiction adventure opposite Vin Diesel
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) biographical drama opposite Will Smith
Vanishing on 7th Street (2010) post-apocalyptic thriller with John Leguizamo and Hayden Christensen
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as sentient android madam Maeve Millay in HBO science fiction western television series Westworld (2016– ).
She was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role as Detective Chief Inspector Roseanne "Roz" Huntley in the BBC police procedural television series Line of Duty (2017).
Rogue (2013–2015) police drama television series in role as Grace Travis
The Slap (2015) NBC miniseries in role as Aisha
She had a recurring role as Makemba "Kem" Likasu in medical drama television series ER (2003–2009).
Has a Zimbabwean mother and a British father, lived in Zambia during her early childhood.
Attended Downing College, Cambridge (1992-1995).
She studied modern dance at Art Educational School in London.
She is vegan.
Is an atheist.
Featured in music video for Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé "Family Feud" (2017).
She dated actor Brad Pitt (1994-1995).
She was married to Ol Parker (1998).
She married English film writer and director Ol Parker in 1998, they have two daughters and one son.