Born Thandiwe Nashita Newton, Thandie Newton is an award-winning actress, and a smart one; she has a degree in social anthropology from Cambridge. She was born to a Zimbabwean mother and British father and lived in Zimbabwe until political unrest forced her family to flee to Cornwall, where she was raised from a young age. Since starring in her first film, Flirting, in 1991, she has racked up film credits that include Interview With The Vampire, Beloved, Mission Impossible: II, Crash (for which she won a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA in 2006), The Pursuit Of Happyness, Norbit and Run Fat Boy Run. Thandie lives in London and has two daughters with her director husband Ol Parker: Ripley, who was named after Sigourney Weaver’s character in the Alien saga, and Nico, named after the singer of The Velvet Underground fame. In September 2013, she announced she was pregnant with her third child.