Actress Thandiwe Newton has finally decided to embrace her mother’s heritage and clarify the confusion surrounding her name’s spelling.
Actress Thandiwe Newton is trending across various news media and the internet after she announced to reclaim the original spelling of her name.
Her mother comes from Zimbabwe and Thandiwe means beloved in one of the main languages used in the country, Shona.
Actress Thandiwe is best known for her role in the famous sci-fi series, West World. Her other contributions include Mission: Impossible 2 and many more.
Let us learn more about Thandiwe and Look closer at her life and how ‘w’ got misplaced from her name.
|Birthday||November 6, 1972|
|Height||5 Feet 3 Inches|
|Parents||Nyasha Newton, Nick Newton|
|Net Worth||$14 Million|
|Education||Downing College, Cambridge|
Thandiwe Newton Mother And Family
Thandiwe Newton’s mother’s name is Nyasha Newton.
Her mother Nyasha is a member of the Shona tribe of Zimbabwe. Later, the family settled in Penzance, Cornwall, in England.
Further, Thandiwe is the daughter of Nick Newton, a British laboratory assistant, and an artist. Thandiwe also has a younger brother.
Thandiwe was born in London and she is British by birth. However, some biographies have reported her birthplace as Zambia.
The actress, meanwhile, has confirmed her birthplace to be London, England.
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How Did The Spelling Mistake Occur?
Thandiwe was known as Thandie for most of her acting career due to carelessness.
During her struggling days as a new actress, her name was misspelled as Thandie, and ‘w’ was dropped from her name as carelessness in her first acting credit.
Her misspelled name continued to be used. But, now, Thandiwe has spoken about it and has reclaimed her original name.
All of Thandiwe Newton’s future films will be credited with the W in her first name, after it was carelessly missed out from her first credit: “That’s my name. It’s always been my name. I’m taking back what’s mine.”
— Film Updates (@TheFilmUpdates) April 4, 2021
Thandiwe Newton Husband And Children
Thandiwe is married to her husband Ol Parker. Ol is an English writer, director, and producer.
The couple got married in the year 1998 and have been together ever since.
With over two-decades-long marriage, the couple has three children. One of her children is recognized as Nico Parker.