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* CareerResurrection: Obara Sand in ''Game of Thrones'' was one of her first high-profile roles in years; although Obara wasn't exactly a fan-favorite it still brought Castle-Hughes back to wider attention and she went on to have a starring role in ''FBI: Most Wanted'' since 2020.


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* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She has managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]her character wasn't popular with viewers for various reasons (along with the other Sand Snakes)[[/note]] she's yet to appear in anything as prominent as ''Whale Rider''.
* StarMakingRole: Her role as Pai in ''Whale Rider''; it was her film debut and her performance was widely praised, earning her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress at the age of just thirteen. Although she hasn't starred in anything as successful as ''Whale Rider'' since, there's a pretty good chance the average viewer will still recognize her face and/or name.

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* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She However, she has since managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides television and following a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]her character wasn't popular with viewers for various reasons (along with the other Sand Snakes)[[/note]] she's yet Snakes) [[/note]], seems to appear in anything have begun rebuilding her fanbase due to her being cast as prominent as ''Whale Rider''.
a series regular on ''FBI: Most Wanted''.
* StarMakingRole: Her role as Pai in ''Whale Rider''; it was her film debut and her performance was widely praised, earning her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress at the age of just thirteen. Although While filmwise she hasn't starred in anything as successful as ''Whale Rider'' since, she has become a prime-time regular on ''FBI: Most Wanted'', so there's a pretty good chance the average viewer will still recognize her face and/or name.

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* ''The Vintner's Luck'' (2009) as Celeste


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* ''Queen of Carthage'' (2014) as Simi


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* ''Thank You for Your Service'' (2017) as Alea


* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She has managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]her character, (along with the other Sand Snakes) wasn't popular with viewers for various reasons[[/note]] she's yet to appear in anything as prominent as ''Whale Rider'' since.

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* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She has managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]her character, (along with the other Sand Snakes) character wasn't popular with viewers for various reasons[[/note]] reasons (along with the other Sand Snakes)[[/note]] she's yet to appear in anything as prominent as ''Whale Rider'' since.Rider''.


She rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in ''Film/WhaleRider''. She has appeared in films such as ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'', ''Piece of my Heart'' and ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith]]''. She also performed as Mary of Nazareth in ''Film/TheNativityStory'', had a recurring role on ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons'' and joined the cast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in 2015 as Obara Sand. After two appearances in ''{{Series/FBI}}'', she gained a main role in the SpinOff series ''Series/FBIMostWanted''.

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She rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in ''Film/WhaleRider''. She has appeared in films such as ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'', ''Piece of my My Heart'' and ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith]]''. She also performed as Mary of Nazareth in ''Film/TheNativityStory'', had a recurring role on ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons'' and joined the cast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in 2015 as Obara Sand. After two appearances in ''{{Series/FBI}}'', she gained a main role in the SpinOff series ''Series/FBIMostWanted''.



* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She has managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]her character, along with the other Sand Snakes, weren't popular with viewers for various reasons[[/note]] she's yet to appear in anything as prominent as ''Whale Rider''.

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* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She has managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]her character, along (along with the other Sand Snakes, weren't Snakes) wasn't popular with viewers for various reasons[[/note]] she's yet to appear in anything as prominent as ''Whale Rider''.Rider'' since.


* ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'' (2008) as Sunni Kaire

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* ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'' (2008) (2008)[[note]]filmed in 2006[[/note]] as Sunni Kaire



* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She has managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]which wasn't popular with viewers for various reasons[[/note]] she's yet to appear in anything as prominent as ''Whale Rider''.

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* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She has managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]which wasn't Thrones''[[note]]her character, along with the other Sand Snakes, weren't popular with viewers for various reasons[[/note]] she's yet to appear in anything as prominent as ''Whale Rider''.

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!!Tropes associated with the creator and her works:
* LifeImitatesArt: In ''The Nativity Story'', Mary is around sixteen/seventeen years old when she becomes pregnant. During filming, Castle-Hughes herself became pregnant with her first child at sixteen.
* StarDerailingRole: Her role as Mary in ''The Nativity Story'' unfortunately put the brakes on her career, due the film's mixed reception and commercial failure. The fact she got pregnant at sixteen while making the film didn't help while she was over the legal age of consent in New Zealand, in many parts of the United States she was considered underage, which made studios reluctant to hire her to avoid controversy from MoralGuardians. She has managed to find steady work over the years in both film and television, though besides a supporting role in ''Game of Thrones''[[note]]which wasn't popular with viewers for various reasons[[/note]] she's yet to appear in anything as prominent as ''Whale Rider''.
* StarMakingRole: Her role as Pai in ''Whale Rider''; it was her film debut and her performance was widely praised, earning her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress at the age of just thirteen. Although she hasn't starred in anything as successful as ''Whale Rider'' since, there's a pretty good chance the average viewer will still recognize her face and/or name.


She rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in ''Film/WhaleRider''. She has appeared in films such as ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'', ''Piece of my Heart'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith]]''. She also performed as Mary of Nazareth in ''Film/TheNativityStory'', had a recurring role on ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons'' and joined the cast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in 2015 as Obara Sand. After two appearances in ''{{Series/FBI}}'', she gained a main role in the SpinOff series ''Series/FBIMostWanted''.

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She rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in ''Film/WhaleRider''. She has appeared in films such as ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'', ''Piece of my Heart'' and ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith]]''. She also performed as Mary of Nazareth in ''Film/TheNativityStory'', had a recurring role on ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons'' and joined the cast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in 2015 as Obara Sand. After two appearances in ''{{Series/FBI}}'', she gained a main role in the SpinOff series ''Series/FBIMostWanted''.


She rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in ''Film/WhaleRider''. She has appeared in films such as ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'', ''Piece of my Heart'' and ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. She also performed as Mary of Nazareth in ''Film/TheNativityStory'', and joined the cast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in 2015 as Obara Sand.

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She rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in ''Film/WhaleRider''. She has appeared in films such as ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'', ''Piece of my Heart'' and ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith]]''. She also performed as Mary of Nazareth in ''Film/TheNativityStory'', had a recurring role on ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons'' and joined the cast of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in 2015 as Obara Sand.
Sand. After two appearances in ''{{Series/FBI}}'', she gained a main role in the SpinOff series ''Series/FBIMostWanted''.




She is currently on ''Series/FBIMostWanted''.

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!!Filmography includes:
* ''Film/WhaleRider'' (2002) as Paikea "Pai" Apirana
* ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' (2005) as Queen Apailana
* ''Film/TheNativityStory'' (2006) as Mary of Nazareth
* ''Film/HeyHeyItsEstherBlueburger'' (2008) as Sunni Kaire
* ''Piece of My Heart'' (2009) as Young Kat
* ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'' (2010) as Maia / The Creator
* ''Film/RedDog'' (2011) as Rose
* ''Series/TheAlmightyJohnsons'' (2011 - 2013) as Gaia
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' (2014) as Joan
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' (2015 - 2017) as Obara Sand
* ''Series/ManhuntUnabomber'' (2017) as Tabby Milgrim
* ''Series/{{FBI}}'' (2019, 2020) as Hana Gibson
** ''Series/FBIMostWanted'' (2020 - )


She's notable for being one of the youngest actresses ever nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards (for her role as Paikea Apirana in ''Whale Rider''), being just thirteen at the time (she was in fact the ''youngest'' until nine year old Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated).

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She's notable for being one of the youngest actresses ever nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards (for her role as Paikea Apirana in ''Whale Rider''), being just thirteen at the time (she was in fact the ''youngest'' until nine year old Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated).nominated for ''Film/BeastsOfTheSouthernWild'' at the age of nine).


Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a UsefulNotes/NewZealand actress of Māori and Anglo-Australian heritage.

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Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) 1990 in Donnybrook, Australia) is a UsefulNotes/NewZealand actress of Māori and Anglo-Australian heritage.

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She is currently on ''Series/FBIMostWanted''.


She's notable for being one the youngest actresses ever nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards (for her role as Paikea Apirana in ''Whale Rider''), being just thirteen at the time (she was in fact the ''youngest'' until nine year old Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated).

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She's notable for being one of the youngest actresses ever nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards (for her role as Paikea Apirana in ''Whale Rider''), being just thirteen at the time (she was in fact the ''youngest'' until nine year old Quvenzhané Wallis was nominated).


Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a UsefulNotes/NewZealand actress.

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Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a UsefulNotes/NewZealand actress.
actress of Māori and Anglo-Australian heritage.

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