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Keisha Castle-Hughes

Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a New Zealand film actress who rose to prominence at the age of eleven when playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the 2002 film Whale Rider. The film was nominated for many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress of which she was the youngest female nominated in the Best Actress category and an award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress, which she won in 2004. Since she made her film debut, Castle-Hughes has appeared in various films including Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger (2008), New Zealand tele-movie Piece of my Heart (2009) and a small role in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). She also played the main role of the Virgin Mary, in the film The Nativity Story in (2006). Description above from the Wikipedia article Keisha Castle-Hughes, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Mar 24, 1990 In Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Thank You for Your Service 2017-10-26
Known For
Poster of Vampire
Poster of Game of Thrones
Poster of The Nativity Story
Poster of Whale Rider

Thank You for Your Service (2017)

Drama War
as Alea
6.3 35 votes

Roadies (2016)

Comedy Drama
as Donna Mancini
5.7 27 votes

Queen of Carthage (2015)

Thriller Drama
as Simi
7.5 2 votes

Rewind (2013)

Science Fiction
as Priya
6.5 16 votes

Vampire (2011)

Drama Horror Thriller
as Jellyfish
5.6 14 votes

Red Dog (2011)

Drama Comedy Family
as Rosa
7.0 95 votes

Game of Thrones (2011)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Action & Adventure
as Obara Sand
8.1 4156 votes

The Vintner's Luck (2009)

Fantasy Drama Romance
as as Celeste
5.1 10 votes

Legend of the Seeker (2008)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
as Unknown
7.2 66 votes

Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)

Comedy Drama
as Sunni
6.0 7 votes

The Nativity Story (2006)

Drama History
as Mary
6.5 48 votes

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Science Fiction Adventure Action
as Queen of Naboo
7.1 4898 votes

Whale Rider (2003)

Drama Family
as Paikea Apirana
7.1 131 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

as Unknown
5.7 14 votes