Keisha Castle-Hughes Overview

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Born: March 24, 1990

Half-Maori and half-Pakeha (European New Zealander), Keisha Castle-Hughes describes herself as always having been a bit of a drama queen. So when the casting directors for a new movie called Whale Rider came to her school in Mt. Wellington, New Zealand looking for an adolescent girl to star in the film, Keisha, who was 11 years old at the time, won their attention. But even so, getting the part wasn't easy, as she'd had no previous acting experience. Several hundred girls auditioned for the lead... See All

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