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Melanie Thandiwe "Thandie" Newton is an English actress. She has appeared in several British and American films, and is known for roles such as Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness, Nyah Nordoff-Hall in Mission: Impossible II and Christine in Crash, for which she received a number of awards, including a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.

As of 2016, she plays the sentient android Maeve Millay in the HBO science fiction-Western television series Westworld, which earned her a Critics' Choice Award and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

For Disney, she played Zita in Bloody Weekend, Sally Hemminds in Jefferson in Paris, Annalees in The Journey of August King, and Beloved in Beloved, and she will play an unspecified role in Solo.