Creator / Thandie Newton

A British actress born November 6, 1972, Thandie Newton is best known for such movies as The Chronicles of Riddick, The Truth About Charlie, 2012, Mission: Impossible II and Rock N Rolla.

Related Tropes:

  • Bi the Way: Thandie had a lesbian relationship with a friend as a teenager and says that she could just as easily have ended up with a woman as a man.
  • But Not Too Black/But Not Too Foreign: Black Zimbabwean mother, white English father.
  • Cat Smile
  • Fake American: We're sure she gets the "Holy shit, she's British?" response a lot.
  • It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY: Her first name is pronounced "Tandy", like the computer.
    • Vin Diesel got in on it as well. Once, while presenting together at an award show, she gets a little snappy (all in jest) about it when he asks how it could be pronounced "Tandy" even though it began with "Th." After she tells him, he very flatly says "Tanks."
  • Zimbabwe: Second-generation British, on her mother's side.