Oscar Actors: Castle-Hughes, Keisha

Keisha Castle-Hughes' ability to access a wide range of emotion makes her one of the most sought after young actresses. Castle-Hughes performance in Niki Caro's “Whale Rider” garnered her Best Actress nomination for an Oscar Award and a SAG Award, and earned her a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award.

Castle-Hughes currently resides in New Zealand. She appeared in the highly successful film Star Wars III-Revenge of the Sith as Queen of Naboo. In Hardwick's 2006 “The Nativity,” Keisha Castle-Hughes plays the role of Mary.

Castle-Hughes will be seen in Cathy Randall's “Hey, Hey, It's Esther Blueburger,” co-starring opposite Toni Collette, a coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl trying to fit into the posh private school as well as an ordinary public school.

Oscar Context

In 2003, Keisha Castle-Hughes competed for the Best Actress Oscar with Diane Keaton in “Something's Gotta Give,” Samantha Morton in “In America,” Charlize Theron, who won for “Monster,” and Naomi Watts in “21 Grams.”