Keisha Castle-Hughes has amassed a large body of notable work over the years. Most recently, she appeared in the limited series “Manhunt: Unabomber,” starring alongside Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany. Earlier, she starred in Cameron Crowe’s series “Roadies,” alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots. Also, Castle-Hughes appeared in “Game of Thrones” as Obara Sand.
On the feature film side, Castle-Hughes’ breakthrough role of Paikea in Niki Caro’s film “Whale Rider” earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in 2003 as well as international acclaim. Her additional credits include “Thank You for Your Service,” opposite Miles Teller, Haley Bennett and Amy Schumer, written and directed by Jason Hall (“American Sniper”), George Lucas’ “Star Wars: Episode III” in 2005 playing Queen Naboo, and “The Nativity Story,” in the role of Mary opposite Oscar Issac as Joseph.
Born in Donnybrook, Western Australia, Castle-Hughes grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles. Her birthday is March 24. Follow her on Twitter @YoItsKeisha.