Who Is Naomie Harris?
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Naomie Melanie Harris is an English actress. She is known for playing the Bond girl Eve Moneypenny in two films from the James Bond franchise. Aside from film, she has also done some acting in television and theater. She has won several awards thanks to her acting skills.
Career Focus: Acting
Popular Works: 28 Days Later (2002, Danny Boyle), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006, Gore Verbinski), Miami Vice (2006, Michael Mann), Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007, Gore Verbinski), Explicit Ills (2008, Mark Webber), Ninja Assassin (2009, James McTeigue), Skyfall (2012, Sam Mendes), Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom (2013, Justin Chadwick), Southpaw (2015, Antoine Fuqua), Spectre (2015, Sam Mendes), Moonlight (2016, Barry Jenkins), Collateral Beauty (2016, David Frankel), Rampage (2018, Brad Peyton), Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018, Andy Serkis)
Date Of Birth: 06-09-1976
Weight: 132 lbs.
Current State & Country: England
Home State & Country: Islington, London, England
Net Worth Income: $4,000,000
Educational Credentials: St. Marylebone School, Woodhouse College, Cambridge University (Pembroke College, Major – Social and political sciences), Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Harris has received plenty of accolades for her acting. She has a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination, a Screen Actors’ Guild nomination, a BAFTA nomination, and a Golden Globe Award nomination, all for her role in Moonlight. In 2017, Queen Elizabeth II appointed Harris as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire during the 2017 New Years Honours, thanks to her contributions to acting in film and theater.
Career History Of Naomie Harris
Harris started off as a child actress. She was a student at the Anna Scher Theater School, a prestigious acting school located in London. Her first acting role was on television – Playing the part of Joyce in the Children’s BBC show Simon and the Witch. After several TV appearances and guest roles, Harris quit acting for a while to study in Cambridge University.
She soon gained her breakthrough role in Danny Boyle’s film, 28 Days Later, released in 2002. Then came her next famous role – Playing the role of voodoo priestess Tia Dalma aka Calypso in the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie, Pirates of the Dead Man’s Chest. Thanks to the success of the film, Harris started getting cast in more movies. One of these was 2006’s Miami Vice, a remake of the 1980s hit TV show. In 2007, Harris reprised her role as Tia Dalma in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End. Then in 2009, she starred alongside K-Pop icon Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) in the action film, Ninja Assassin.
Harris later became a part of the James Bond franchise after playing the role of Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall, released in 2012. Harris is the fourth actress to portray this role, and the first black actress to do so. Previously, her character was only known as simply ‘Moneypenny’, but this time, she was given a first name. In 2013, Harris portrayed the controversial figure of Winnie Mandela, the wife of South African president Nelson Mandela, in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Mandela herself has seen the film, and praised Harris for her portrayal.
Harris took on a more challenging role in the 2016 film, Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins. In it, she plays Paula, the crack-smoking, verbally abusive mother of Chiron, the lead character of the film played by Trevante Rhodes. The film received critical acclaim, and went on to be nominated for several Oscars. It eventually won Best Picture. Harris has also won several awards for the role.
In between films, Harris has done theater work as well. In 2000, she made her debut in The Witch of Edmonton. Then in 2011, she took on the role of Elizabeth Lavenza in Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein.
Harris will be playing the lead role in the upcoming thriller film, Black and Blue, directed by Deon Taylor. She is also set to reprise her role as Moneypenny for the third time in an upcoming James Bond film (tentatively titled Bond 25).
Personal Life Of Naomie Harris
Harris was born in Islington, a small district located in London, England. She is the only child of an unnamed fashion designer father, and a television scriptwriter named Lisselle Kayla, also known as Carmen Harris. Her birthday is on September 6, 1976. Harris’ father left her mother even before she was born, so she never even got to know him. Both of her parents were also immigrants: Her dad hails from Trinidad, while her mother comes from Jamaica.
Harris is currently in a relationship with a man named Peter Legler. They have been together since October 2012. As Legler is not in the entertainment industry, details about his relationship with Harris are unknown. Harris has also dated actor Chiwitel Ejiofor from 2000 to 2007. Then in the same year, she started a relationship with American actor Chris Evans from 2007 to 2012. She has been romantically linked to actor Orlando Bloom and the late fashion photographer, David Sorrenti.
Net Worth Of Naomie Harris
Harris has a net worth of over $4M. She started out really young in her acting career, and has appeared in several award-winning movies throughout her career. Harris is a part of the James Bond franchise, which is one of the best-selling franchises in film today. Harris has over 42.7 followers on her Twitter account, and 156K followers on her Instagram. She seems to be more active in her Instagram than on Twitter, uploading photos of her that were taken at prestigious events.
Controversial News On The Life & Career Of Naomie Harris
Harris has stated that she ‘was disappointed’ at the infamous Best Picture mix-up during the 2017 Oscars. The incident happened when screen legends Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced that the winner Best Picture was La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle – Only for the organizers to step in and inform the audience that Moonlight was the real winner. Harris plays a supporting role in the film, and was even nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the same ceremony. It turns out that Beatty and Dunaway were given the wrong envelope to bring to the stage.
The reason why Harris has expressed her disappointment was that it felt like they weren’t given their shining moment on stage. She wanted the producers to make a full speech, and they never got the chance to. Even though Jenkins was able to make his own speech after the real winner was announced, everyone in the cast – Including Harris – Seemed visibly shocked by what just happened.
Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions About Naomie Harris
Last month, rumors swirled that Harris was pregnant with Legler’s baby as she was photographed with what looked like a baby bump. She and her boyfriend were spotted having dinner near her home in London, and people noticed the prominent bulge in her stomach. And not only that, the two of them made a toast using only water instead of the usual wine.
As everyone knows, a pregnant woman should never drink alcohol. Harris’ publicist stated that he doesn’t want to comment on what’s happening in her personal life – So there isn’t any truth to the rumors that she is expecting a child, but it wasn’t denied either. If there is truth to the rumor, then Harris will become a mother in her forties.