Thandiwe Newton BioGraphy

Thandiwe Newton’s full name is Melanie Thandiwe Newton, who is the best actress in English. In 2012, she starred as Lindsey Wakefield in Good Deeds. In 2013, she played the role of Olanna in Half of a Yellow Sun. In 2018, she appeared in Gringo as Bonnie Soyinka. The same year she starred in the role of Solo: A Star Wars Story. That same year she starred as Audrey Newhouse in The Death & Life of John F. Donovan. In 2021, she played the role of Emily “Watts” Sanders in Reminiscence. In 2022, she appeared in God’s Country as Sandra Guidry. In the same year she starred in the role of Celia Harrison in All the Old Knives. In 2023, she lent her voice to the character of Ginger in Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.

Thandiwe Newton BioGraphy

Melanie Thandiwe Newton took her tiny steps for the first time in this world on 6 November 1972 in the house of Nyasha Newton and Nick Newton. Melanie is currently 49 years old and her Born Place is Westminster, London, United Kingdom. Newton’s birth sign is Scorpio and she has English nationality.

Film Career

In 1991, she acted as Thandiwe Adjewa in Flirting. In 1993, she played the role of Rachael Stevens in The Young Americans. In 1994, she appeared as Zita in Loaded. In the same year she starred in the role of Yvette in Interview with the Vampire. In 1995, she starred as Sally Hemings in Jefferson in Paris. In the same year she played the role of Annalees Williamsburg in The Journey of August King. In 1996, she appeared in The Leading Man as Hilary Rule. In 1997 she starred in the role of Barbara “Cookie” Cook in Gridlock’d. In 1998, she acted as Shandurai in Besieged. The same year he played the role of Beloved in Beloved. In 2000, she appeared in Mission: Impossible 2 as Nyah Nordoff-Hall. In the same year she starred in the role of Noreen Hurlock in It Was an Accident. In 2002, she starred as Regina Lambert in The Truth About Charlie. In 2003, she played the role of Tiffany in Shade.

Real Name Melanie Thandiwe Newton
Nick Name
Age 49 Year Old
Date Of Birth 6 November 1972
Nationality English
Religion Christian
Gender Female
Birth Place
Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Profession Actress
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Active Year 1991- Present
Father name Nick Newton
Mother name Nyasha Newton
Brother Name Jamie Newton
Sister Name
Children Name
  • Nico Parker
  • Ripley Parker
  • Booker Jombe Parker
Husband Name Ol Parker (m. 1998)
School Name Tring Park School for the Performing Arts
College Name Downing College, Cambridge
Qualification Graduate
Physical Status
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Height 5 ft 3 inches or 160 cm (1.60 m)
Dress Size 12 US
Weight 51 kg or 112 pounds
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blond
Breast Size Approx Size 34
Hip Size Approx 34
Waist Size Approx 28
Shoe Size 18 (US)  (approximate)
Body Type Slim
Sexual Orientation Straight
Relationship Status
Are you married ? Yes
Is she lesbian No
Any Affair No
Boy Friend Name
Husband Name Ol Parker (m. 1998)
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Rise To Fame

In 2004, she appeared in The Chronicles of Riddick as Dame Vaako. In the same year she starred in the role of Christine Thayer in Crash. In 2006, she starred as Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness. In 2007, she played the role of Kate Thomas in Norbit. In the same year she appeared in Run Fatboy Run as Libby. In 2008, she starred in the role of Stella in RocknRolla. In the same year, she acted as Condoleezza Rice in W. In 2009 she played the role of Laura Wilson in 2012. In 2010, she starred as Kris in Huge. That same year she played Rosemary in Vanishing on 7th Street. The same year she appeared in For Colored Girls as Tangie Adrose. In 2011 she starred in the role of Kate Kennedy in Retreat.

Personal Life

Melanie Thandiwe Newton is currently married. Her husband’s name is Ol Parker whom she married in 1998. Melanie gave birth to Ol’s first daughter in 2000, whom she named Ripley Parker. In 2004, she gave birth to Ol’s second daughter whom she named Nico Parker. Melanie gave birth to Ol’s first son in 2014, whom she named Booker Jombe Parker.

Net Worth

The actress who plays Sandra Guidry in God’s Country is Melanie Thandiwe Newton who has a net worth of about $14 million.

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