Keisha Castle-Hughes, 29, is a talented Hollywood actress known for her prominent role of Paikea “Pai” Apirana in the Hollywood movie Whale Rider. She was the youngest person nominated in the Best Actress category at the Academy Award. She also goes on to win the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Young Actor/Actress. She appeared in the number of hit movies like Hey, Hey, It’s Esther Blueburger, Piece of My Heart and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith grossing high at the box office. In the 2006 film The Nativity Story, she performed as Mary of Nazareth. She joined the cast of TV series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Obara Sand in 2015.
Keisha Castle-Hughes is 29, born in Donnybrook, Western Australia, to Desirae Hughes, and Tim Castle. Her family moved to Auckland, New Zealand attaining her citizenship in 2001. She went to Penrose High School and graduated from the Senior College of New Zealand. In her debut movie Whale Rider, she played the main role of Paikea Apirana. In 2004 she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress at the 76th Academy Awards for her critically acclaimed performance. Though, she did not win the award but became the youngest actress to be nominated for the same.
She appeared in a controversial “Cinnamon Girl” music video by Prince. She was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004. In the American television series The Walking Dead, she appeared as a guest actress. She played a recurring role as Axl’s flatmate in The Almighty Johnsons in 2011. At the age of 17, she gave birth to her daughter with boyfriend Bradley Hull in 2007. In the wake of television personality Charlotte Dawson’s suicide, she revealed that she has bipolar disorder in 2014. She broke up with her boyfriend Bradley Hull and began dating Jonathan Morrison in 2012.