Naomie Harris

Biography

British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, England, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. Her father is from Trinidad and her mother is from Jamaica. They separated before she was born, and Harris was raised by her mother and has no relationship with her father. She showed an interest in acting from an early age and attended the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre School. From here, Harris won roles in various projects, such as Simon and the Witch (1987) and The Tomorrow People (1992). She went on to study social and political sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, an experience Harris did not enjoy. After graduating from the University, Harris trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Acting success soon followed and her breakthrough film role came in Danny Boyle's 28 giorni dopo (2002). Other notable projects include Miami Vice - Deux flics à Miami (2006) and Small Island (2009) (for which she was named best female actor by the Royal Television Society). Harris also won fans for her role as voodoo witch Tia Dalma in Pirati dei Caraibi - La maledizione del forziere fantasma (2006) and Pirati dei Caraibi - Ai confini del mondo (2007), and further international attention came her way when she played field agent Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond film Skyfall (2012). Naomie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the drama Moonlight (2016), which won the Best Picture Oscar that year. Naomie Harris was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in the 2017 New Years Honours for her services to drama.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Rampage April 13, 2018
Collateral Beauty December 16, 2016
Moonlight November 18, 2016
007 – Spectre November 5, 2015
007 – Skyfall October 31, 2012
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End May 23, 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest September 13, 2006