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

She rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in Whale Rider. She has appeared in films such as Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger, Piece of my Heart and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. She also performed as Mary of Nazareth in The Nativity Story, and joined the cast of Game of Thrones in 2015 as Obara Sand.

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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