Happy Birthday, Thandie Newton! Her Life In Film

The actress turns 51 years old.

Thandie Newton, the celebrated actress known for her exceptional talent and versatile roles, has graced the silver screen with her presence in a wide range of captivating films. Today (November 6), she is celebrating her 51st birthday.

In honor of her special day, we chronicle her most remarkable films, each offering a glimpse into her extraordinary career. 

  • "Jefferson in Paris" (1995)

    In one of her early films, Newton's portrayal of Sally Hemings in this historical drama explores the relationship between Hemings and Thomas Jefferson.

  • "Beloved" (1998)

    Thandie Newton delivers a haunting performance as Beloved, a central character in the adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The film also starred Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise and Oprah Winfrey.

  • "Mission: Impossible 2" (2000)

    Thandie Newton shines as Nyah Hall, a skilled thief caught amid high-stakes espionage in this Tom Cruise film.

  • "The Truth About Charlie" (2002)

    Thandie Newton takes on the role of Regina Lambert in this romantic thriller, a remake of "Charade," alongside Mark Wahlberg.

  • "Crash" (2004)

    Thandie Newton's gripping performance as Christine, dealing with the aftermath of a life-altering car accident, stands out in this ensemble drama. She received a BET Awards nomination for this role. 

  • "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006)

    In this inspirational drama, Thandie Newton plays the estranged wife of Chris Gardner (Will Smith) and delivers a poignant performance.

  • "W." (2008)

    Thandie Newton was Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone's biographical film about President George W. Bush, contributing to the political drama.

  • "For Colored Girls" (2010)

    In this Tyler Perry powerful adaptation of Ntozake Shange's choreopoem, Newton's portrayal of Tangie Adrose is a standout, exploring the lives of Black women.

  • "Westworld" (TV Series, 2016–2022)

    Thandie Newton's role as Maeve Millay in this critically acclaimed series earned her praise for her portrayal of a sentient android navigating a futuristic theme park. In 2018, her performance earned her an Emmy.

    Happy birthday, Thandie! 

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