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Naomie Harris

One of London's most promising imports, Naomie Harris takes on Hollywood with an innate acting ability, strength, and beauty that emanates on screen. She achieved leading lady status in the critically-acclaimed thriller 28 Days Later, and is consolidating that status with numerous upcoming films.

Harris was first noticed as a young girl at The Anna Scher Theatre, an after-school club for inner city children. Encouraged by Anna Scher, Harris secured the first of numerous roles on British television.

At eighteen, Harris studied for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University (Pembroke College). After graduating with honors in 1998, Harris gained professional training as an actress at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where previous students include Daniel Day-Lewis, Miranda Richardson, and Jeremy Irons.

Completing her training in June 2000, her break soon came with the co-lead in Danny Boyle's (Trainspotting, The Beach, Shallow Grave) new feature 28 Days Later. The film became a runaway hit both in the U.K. and the U.S. Harris then starred in White Teeth (an adaptaion of Zadie Smith's whitbread winning novel), and The Project, a political docu-drama directed by Peter Kosminsky (White Oleander).

Harris will be seen next starring opposite Colin Firth and Mena Suvari in Marc Evan's (My Little Eye) film Trauma. She is about to start filming her next project in October - Tristram Shandy directed by Micheal Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, Welcome to Sarajevo, The Claim, Jude, Wonderland).

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Naomie Harris Facts

BirthdaySeptember 6, 1976 (45)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Naomie Harris compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Collateral Beauty
Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End
28 Days Later
Ninja Assassin
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
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