Naomie Harris Biography
Naomie Harris is a British actress born on September 6th, 1976 in Islington, London. She was raised by a mother who worked as a screenwriter on British TV soap opera, EastEnders.
Harris developed a passion for acting at an early age, studying at the Anna Scher Theatre before continuing her education at Woodhouse College and later Pembroke College, Cambridge, where she earned a degree in social and political sciences. She then went on to train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Harris has had a successful acting career, with her first role in the TV series Simon and the Witch when she was just nine years old. Since then, she has appeared in numerous television shows, including Runaway Bay and the science fiction series The Tomorrow People.
Naomie harris’ first role in a film saw her star as the receptionist in Crust (2001). In 2002, Harris won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Breakthrough Performance for her role as Selena in the film 28 Days Later.
Harris is best known for her roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Dead Man’s Chest and At World’s End, as well as her role in the Miami Vice film directed by Michael Mann.
In 2012, Harris was cast in the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall, playing Eve Moneypenny. She made history as the first black actress to play the character and the first Moneypenny to be given a first name. She reprised her role in Bond 24, Spectre, and again in the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die (2021).
In 2013, Harris portrayed Winnie Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, opposite actor Idris Elba. The film was based on the book of the same name and received critical acclaim for its powerful performances.