Naomie Harris Biography

(English Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Paula’ in the Film ‘Moonlight’)

Birthday: September 6, 1976 (Virgo)

Born In: London, England

Naomie Harris is an English actress who began her acting career as a child artist, appearing in the 1987 children’s TV series “Simon and the Witch”. She then went on to portray a wide range of characters in films and television programs. She played the popular characters of the witch Tia Dalma in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies, of Eve Moneypenny in the famous James Bond movies ‘Spectre’ and ‘Skyfall,’ and of Selena in ‘28 Days Later’. Harris also starred in a key role in the critically acclaimed flick “Moonlight” and gave a terrific performance that earned her several award nominations. Raised by a single mother, the actress grew up with her two half-siblings in a humble background. She studied at St Marylebone School and Woodhouse College before attending the Pembroke College for her higher education. She worked hard from a young age to become independent and establish herself as a successful professional in her chosen field. In the 2017 New Year Honors, Harris was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to drama.
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British Celebrities Born In September

Also Known As: Naomie Melanie Harris

Age: 47 Years, 47 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Chris Evans, Peter Legler (ex-significant others)

father: Winston Harris

mother: Lisselle Kayla

Actresses British Women

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females

City: London, England

Notable Alumni: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Pembroke College, Cambridge

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education: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Naomie Harris has been appearing in films and television from the age of nine. During 1987 and 1988, she starred as Joyce in the series ‘Simon and the Witch’. From 1992 to 1995, she played Ami Jackson in the sci-fi series ‘The Tomorrow People’. During this time, the actress also had a role in a children's adventure series titled ‘Runaway Bay’. Then in 2000, she performed on stage, in the play ‘The Witch of Edmonton’. Two years later, she got featured in the flick ‘28 Days Later’ as well as in four episodes of ‘White Teeth’.
Harris was then cast as Tia Dalma in the movie ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest’ in 2006. That year, she also starred in the crime thriller ‘Miami Vice’. A year later, she reprised her role as Tia Dalma in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End’. In the ensuing years, the English actress got featured in the TV films ‘Poppy Shakespeare’, ‘Small Island’ and ‘Blood and Oil’ as well as in the movies ‘Street Kings’, ‘Explicit Ills’, ‘August’ and ‘Ninja Assassin’. After this, she was cast in the flick ‘The First Grader’ in 2010. She next performed on stage, in the play ‘Frankenstein’. In the year 2012, Harris played Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond film ‘Skyfall’; this garnered her much fame on the international level. She was then featured in the British-South African biographical movie ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ (2013), in which she portrayed Winnie Mandela. Her more recent works include the films ‘Spectre’ (2015), ‘Moonlight’ (2016), and ‘Rampage’ (2018).
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Personal Life
Naomie Harris was born on 6 September 1976 in London, England to Lisselle Kayla. Her mother served as a screenwriter while her father was a fashion designer. Naomie is of mixed ancestry. Her parents separated even before she was born. Her mother later remarried and gave birth to her two half-siblings. Harris was educated at St Marylebone School and later enrolled at Woodhouse College.
In 1998, she graduated from Pembroke College with a degree in social and political sciences. The actress then trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Talking about her love life, she has dated Peter Legler and Chris Evans in the past.

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