Melanie Thandiwe Newton was born on November 6, 1972, in the Westminster neighborhood of London. Melanie is a British actress who used to go by the name Thandiwe Newton. Newton is known for playing lead parts in movies like “Beloved” (1998) and “Mission: Impossible 2” (2001).

Thandiwe Family

Her mother is from Zimbabwe and her father is from England. Thandwie mother came from a line of Shona chieftains, and her father worked as an artist and a lab tech. Her parents, who were originally from Zambia, gave birth to her during a visit to relatives in England. Subsequently, they returned to Zambia, where they gave birth to her younger sibling. 

However, she has said in interviews that she was born in Westminster. The name “Thandiwe” comes from the Nguni language and means “beloved.” Newton moved back to England with her family when she turned three years old. They lived in Penzance so her father could help run the antique business that was in his family’s name. 


She went to primary school at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School. She learned to dance at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and then got her degree in social anthropology from Downing College, Cambridge, in 1995.

Thandiwe Newton Net Worth

Thandiwe Newton was born in Britain and has a net worth of $14 million. It is thought that Thandiwe Newton made about $100,000 per episode during the first season of “Westworld.” When she talked about reaching pay parity with her male co-stars, Thandie was thrilled and said it “broke her frozen pain and resentment.”

Thandiwe Newton Net Worth

Thandiwe Career

Though Thandiwe’s acting career started with the 1991 movie “Flirting,” she didn’t have another part until 1994’s “Interview with the Vampire.” Ultimately, Newton and Tom Cruise would work together. In the 1998 movie “Beloved,” she played the main character, a ghost. This was her next big part. This movie became famous because Oprah Winfrey appeared in it. 

It had been almost ten years since Thandiwe Newton and Tom Cruise worked together on “Interview with the Vampire.” They worked together again in “Mission: Impossible 2″ in 2000. Winston Newton got a recurring part on the TV show “ER” after appearing in the low-budget movie “It Was an Accident.” After that, she starred in movies like “Crash” and “Chronicles of Riddick” in the middle of the 2000s.

Thandiwe Career

Newton appeared in movies like “Run Fatboy Run” and played Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone’s biopic of George W. Bush. She made her TED Talk debut in 2011 and debuted in the disaster film “2012,” both of which marked significant turns in her career. She got the part of Val in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in 2018, which is thought by many to be one of the worst Star Wars movies ever.

Newton Relationship

Newton married the English director Ol Parker in 1998. In 2022, they broke up. Two daughters, Ripley and Nico, were born in 2000 and 2004, respectively, and one son, Booker, was born in 2014. All three babies were born at home. Nico acts too. Nicole Kidman and Newton have been good friends since 1989. At the moment, Newton is seeing American artist Elijah Dias, who goes by the stage name Lonr and is 24 years younger than her.


Thandiwe Newton Charity Work

Newton wrote a preface for the book of children’s writing called We Wish Hopes and Dreams of Cornwall’s Children, which came out in 2006 to raise money for the NSPCC. Her childhood memories of Cornwall and how its rich cultural history helped her “enrich every situation with layers of magic and meaning” were in it. 

It turned out to be a “humbling experience” for Newton to visit the poor town of Nampasso in Mali in 2008. Newton had taken charge of the One Billion Rising flash mob in London in 2013 that wanted justice, equal rights for women, and an end to abuse.

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