5 Famous People You Didn’t Know Are From Zimbabwe

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4. Thandie Newton

Born in London on November 6, 1972, to a Zimbabwean mother and an English father, talented actress Thandi Newton is known for her role in popular movies including Mission: Impossible 2BelovedSolo: A Star Wars StoryThe Pursuit of HappynessCrash, among others.

Newton has won several accolades notably an Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Westworld

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, a BAFTA in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Crash, among others.

She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) at the 2019 New Year Honours for services to film and to charity

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