Keisha Castle-Hughes

by ethnic on April 11, 2010

Place of Birth: Donnybrook, Australia

Date of Birth: 24 March, 1990

*English (father)
*Māori (mother)

Keisha Castle-Hughes is an Australian-born New Zealand actress. She is known for playing Paikea “Pai” Apirana in the 2002 film Whale Rider.

Keisha was born in Donnybrook, Australia, and moved to New Zealand in 1991. She is the daughter of Desrae Hughes and Tim Castle. Her father, an Australian, has English ancestry. Her mother is Māori.

Keisha is the first millennial to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Whale Rider, 2002, nominated for 2003’s movie year). She is also the first person of any gender born in the 1990s to have been nominated for an Academy Award for acting.

Creative Commons License photo credit: Mani Mobini

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Pegzi May 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

She’s cute. She was in Star Wars.

Rabco March 20, 2011 at 10:35 pm

The Castle surname originated from Kassel, Germany. So she is also of some amount German descent.

priscilla April 17, 2010 at 4:53 am


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