Thandie Newton shares photo of newborn son Booker Jombe Parker

Thandie Newton shares photo of newborn son Booker Jombe Parker

LONDON, April 16 (UPI) -- Thandie Newton took to Twitter Tuesday to share an adorable photo of herself and her six-week-old son, Booker Jombe Parker.
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Thandie Newton welcomes baby boy in home birth

Thandie Newton welcomes baby boy in home birth

LONDON, March 5 (UPI) -- Thandie Newton welcomed her third child with husband Ol Parker on Monday.
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Thandie Newton pregnant with third child

Thandie Newton pregnant with third child

NEW YORK, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Thandie Newton's publicist has confirmed the British actress is pregnant with her third child.

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Thandie Newton to star in DirecTV series

Thandie Newton to star in DirecTV series

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 10 (UPI) -- American satellite company DirecTV says it has ordered 10 episodes of "Rogue," an original suspense-drama starring Thandie Newton.

'Megamind' rakes in a whopping $47.65M

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The animated "Megamind," featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt, raked in $47.65 million for the No. 1 box office spot during the weekend.
Carey quits, Newton takes over film role

Carey quits, Newton takes over film role

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Thandie Newton will take the place of Mariah Carey in director Tyler Perry's new movie.
'RocknRolla' No. 1 at U.K. box office

'RocknRolla' No. 1 at U.K. box office

LONDON, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Guy Ritchie's "RocknRolla" was No. 1 at the U.K. box office when it made its world debut last weekend, Warner Bros. Entertainment U.K. Ltd. said Wednesday.
Lionsgate to distribute Bush bio-pic 'W'

Lionsgate to distribute Bush bio-pic 'W'

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 9 (UPI) -- Lionsgate announced Friday that it has acquired the distribution rights to "W," Oliver Stone's upcoming film about U.S. President George W. Bush.

Newton recalls horrors of bulimia

LONDON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- British actress Thandie Newton suffered from bulimia for about a year when she was in her early 20s, People.com reported Monday.

'Happyness' with Smith elusive for Newton

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- British actress Thandie Newton says she was unable to bond with co-star Will Smith on the set of the new movie, "The Pursuit of Happyness."

Allegra Versace attends celebrity party

LONDON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Allegra Versace, the daughter of the late celebrity fashion designer Gianni Versace, made a rare appearance at a party at the label's London store.

Celebrity items on eBay for AIDS charity

LOS ANGELES, July 4 (UPI) -- An eBay auction features donated celebrity items to benefit the California-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which operates free clinics worldwide.

Murphy, Gooding and Newton in 'Norbit'

LOS ANGELES, April 18 (UPI) -- Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eddie Griffin and Terry Crews have joined Eddie Murphy in the cast of the comedy "Norbit."

'King Kong' takes top Empire Award

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- "King Kong" was crowned best film and the "Harry Potter" films were honored for boosting the British film industry at the Empire Awards in London.
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Thandie Newton
British actress Thandie Newton attends the "Elle Style Awards" at Big Sky in London on February 9, 2009. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Thandiwe Adjewa "Thandie" Newton (born 6 November 1972) is an English actress. She has appeared in a number of successful British and American films, including The Pursuit of Happyness, Run, Fat Boy, Run, Mission: Impossible II, Crash, 2012, and W.

Newton was born in London, England, and is the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean health-care worker, and Nick Newton, an English laboratory technician and artist. Her birthplace has been incorrectly reported to be Zambia in some biographies, however she has confirmed in interviews that she was born in London, during a two-week trip by her parents. The name "Thandiwe" means "beloved" in Ndebele, Zulu, Xhosa or Swazi, and "Thandie" is pronounced /ˈtændi/ TAN-dee in English. According to Newton, her mother is a Zimbabwean Shona Princess. Raised in London and Penzance, Cornwall, she went on to study Archaeology and Anthropology at Downing College, Cambridge, from 1992 to 1995, where she achieved a 2:1.

Newton made her film debut in Flirting (1991). She gained international recognition in the Merchant Ivory production of Jefferson in Paris as Sally Hemings, which led to her being cast in Jonathan Demme's Beloved (1998), in which she played the title character. She played the female lead Nyah Hall in the film Mission: Impossible II. When this film went over schedule, she had to pull out of the film Charlie's Angels, and her character ultimately went to Lucy Liu.

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