5 famous people you didn’t know are from Zimbabwe

Francis Akhalbey Apr 18, 2019 at 09:17am

April 18, 2019 at 09:17 am | Culture

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

April 18, 2019 at 09:17 am | Culture

Thandie Newton — Photo via @thandienewton on Instagram

Thandie Newton
Born in London on November 6, 1972, to a Zimbabwean mother and an English father, talented actress Thandi Newton is known for her role in popular movies including Mission: Impossible 2, Beloved, Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Pursuit of Happyness, Crash, among others.

Newton has won several accolades notably an Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Westworld, a BAFTA in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Crash, among others.

She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at the 2019 New Year Honours for services to film and to charity

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