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Keisha Castle-Hughes Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Mar 24, 1990
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

In 2004, 13-year-old Keisha Castle-Hughes became the youngest person ever to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category. Born in Australia to a Maori mother and an Australian father, Castle-Hughes was discovered by a casting agent at her school in Mt. Wellington, New Zealand. With no previous acting experience, she made her film debut as the courageous, young Paikea in the highly acclaimed film [[Feature~V273384~Whale Rider~whalerider]]. She won awards from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Chicago Film Critics Association, and Online Film Critics Society for her performance. Castle-Hughes's roles for 2005 include the Queen of Naboo in [[Feature~V286686~Star Wars: Episode III~starwars:episodeiiirevengeofthesith]]. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi