• Keisha  Castle-Hughes

    Keisha Castle-Hughes

    Born on March 24th, 1990

    From Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia

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Whale Rider

Only males are allowed to ascend to chiefdom in a Maori tribe in New Zealand. This ancient custom is upset when the child selected to be the next chief dies at birth. However his twin sister, Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes), survives. At age 12, she enlists the help of her grandmother (Vicky Haughton) and the training of her uncle (Grant Roa) to claim her birthright. But to break with convention, she'll have to do the impossible: win over her ultra-traditional grandfather (Rawiri Paratene).

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role