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Place of Birth Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia
Birthday 1990-03-24


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Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a New Zealand film actress who rose to prominence at the age of eleven when playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the 2002 film Whale Rider. The film was nominated for many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress of which she was the youngest female nominated in the Best Actress category and an award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Actress, which she won in 2004. Since she made her film debut, Castle-Hughes has appeared in various films including Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger (2008), New Zealand tele-movie Piece of my Heart (2009) and a small role in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005). She also played the main role of the Virgin Mary, in the film The Nativity Story in (2006).


2017Thank You for Your Service as Alea
2015Queen of Carthage as Simi
2013Rewind as Priya
2011Vampire as Jellyfish
2011Red Dog as Rosa
2009The Vintner's Luck as as Celeste
2008Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger as Sunni
2006The Nativity Story as Mary
2005Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith as Queen of Naboo
2003Whale Rider as Paikea Apirana
Wellwood as Deputy Gracie Marsh

Other Roles

Wellwood - Producer

The Wall

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