Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris

Harris in 2012, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Naomie Melanie Harris

Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 6 September, 1976

Ethnicity: African-Jamaican, African-Trinidadian, African-Guyanese, English

Naomie Harris is a British actress. Her roles include Moonlight, for which she received an Oscar nomination; Our Kind of Traitor, 28 Days Later, and Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

Her father, Brian Clarke, was born in Trinidad, to Grenadian and Guyanese parents. Her mother, Carmen Harris, is Jamaican. Her mother wrote for the soap opera EastEnders.

She has said:

…My mum’s from Jamaica, my dad’s from Trinidad; they both moved here when very young. My mum’s now a writer and my dad’s a fashion designer.

Naomie’s paternal grandfather was George Clarke (the son of Wilfred Clarke and Etta St Louis). George was born on Grenada. Wilfred was the son of Charles William Wallace Clarke, a white man, and of Anne-Sophia, a black woman.

Naomie’s paternal grandmother was named Barbara Kippins. Barbara was born on Guyana.

Naomie’s maternal grandfather was named Joscelyn Harris (the son of Syreta Tulloch). Syreta later married Ralph Harris, from which Naomie’s surname originated. Syreta was the daughter of Henry George Tulloch and Jemima Pottinger.

On the show Who Do You Think You Are? in 2019, Naomie traced her maternal ancestry to her five time great-grandmother, Elizabeth Leevers, a slave who had been born in Africa.

Source: Information about Naomie’s appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?, 2019 –


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9 Responses

  1. danishcookie7 says:

    She does resemble Gabrielle Union. Just a little.

  2. historybuff says:

    Naomie looks very different these days. If you look at photos and interview footage of her during her “28 Days Later” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” days, she looked very different. Her skin was darker and her nose was DEFINITELY wider. She had a truly Negroid nose. At certain movie premieres and appearances, she now looks much lighter skinned and she probably has had at least one nose job. This is not a result of lighting, camera flashes and makeup. Old footage of her from around 1990 onward will prove that she looks very different.

    Gabrielle Union has changed similarly. The only difference is that Gabrielle Union had a wide nose (almost no nose bridge), but still, a nose, smaller than Naomie’s to begin with. Gabrielle’s nose job is not as drastic and she lightened her skin less than Naomie.
    The model Jessica White is also another example. She has naturally pretty eyes but her nose and skin color are now completely different from many years ago- she used to be very dark and she had a very big nose.
    Also, take away the weaves, wigs, extensions, chemical hair processing, hair coloring, etc. and these actresses will look VERY different.
    I have to say though that Naomie Harris is an intelligent woman.
    She’s well educated.
    However, I remember how she looked in the 1990’s. She was not beautiful; she was just a plain-looking woman.
    Go to, search for Alicia Keys and look at her photos. The most interesting is the black and white childhood photo. Her nose was HUGE and wide.
    Beauty is natural people! There are so many NATURAL beauties in the world that only need a touch of adornment and makeup. Instead, society puts these fake celebrities of all different Races on pedestals.

  3. Elle says:

    People come on this site to see where their family is from. Yes we know they are white,black,Asian or ect. But from where, is what we are looking for.

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