Thandie Newton

by ethnic on August 29, 2008

Birth Name: Melanie Thandiwe Newton

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England

Date of Birth: 6 November, 1972

*English (father)
*Zimbabwean (mother)

Thandie Newton is a British actress. She is known for her roles in the films Mission: Impossible 2, Crash, and The Pursuit of Happyness, among many others.

Thandie was born and raised in Westminster, London, England. Her father, Nick Newton, is English, and is caucasian. Her mother, Nyasha, is Zimbabwean. Thandie has said that her mother is a Shona princess. The name Thandiwe means “beloved” in Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa, or Swati, and Thandie is pronounced /ˈtændi/ in English.

Thandie is married to writer and director Ol Parker, with whom she has three children.

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Capricious October 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Thandie? Did her parents have a lisp?

perez-richart August 10, 2015 at 9:32 am

hot girl

Dogg December 27, 2014 at 10:06 pm

She’s pretty.

perez-richart August 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm
xoxo August 6, 2015 at 4:58 am

I think she’s honestly below average for a biracial woman.

neiltennant December 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm

she is not my type-

i hate biracial girls

WTF December 27, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Why though? We tend to look better than your average white chick. A mixed chick probably rejected your ugly ass and that’s why you’re so bitter, LMFAO!!

neiltennant July 17, 2015 at 9:00 am


interesting what you think about me without knowing me.

I did not say i love white chicks. I do prefer dark women rather than biracial sorry

and i was never rejected by biracials

but i was rejected by a eritrean girl when i was 14 but i do still love them

Blerman August 10, 2015 at 12:17 pm

my family ancestry is im black German and native amercan my skin color is dark but im mixed I don’t know what it is but mixed girls look the best I think its because theyt have to races

someone from somewhere December 17, 2011 at 3:58 am

She looks like a biracial version of Gwyneth Paltrow.

blah October 23, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Otherwise the BLACK version of Gwyneth Paltrow. (Rolls eyes)

Samiiraa October 28, 2014 at 12:28 am

She’s biracial,mixed not black ! White father, black mother = 2 races ok ?

WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:12 pm

To the user “blah”: you’re a fuckin dumbass. How in the hell is she just black when she has a white parent? Did you sleep during biology???? She’s biracial dumbass bitch.

midori29 December 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

@WTF, she
is Black and very African (her mom) more so than many African

midori29 December 29, 2014 at 11:14 am

@WTF if you are both black and white, you can choose either race to be.

shon July 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

i thought she part asian= o

WTF November 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Wtf she has zero Asian features. You high???????

Ntsaki C Cabana May 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I am from South Africa, where Swazi (pronounced Swati) is an officail language. My mother is of Zimbabwean heritage and I would like to make a “correction” of some sort. Swazi is not a language spoken in Zim, but is a Nguni language, therefore shares most root words with Zulu, Xhosa and Ndebele. Whilst the name Thandiwe does mean beloved, I think the origin of her naming must be Ndebele as opposed to Shona. Ndebele is the second most spoken native language in Zimbabwe.

Amber Berg July 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm

very interesting thanks for sharing!

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