Thomasin McKenzie is a New Zealand actress who got a breakout role in the 2018 American movie, Leave No Trace. She also appeared in a TV show, Lucy Lewis Can’t Lose in 2017.
Thomasin McKenzie Bio; Parents, Siblings, Birthday, Height
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie was born in 2000 to New Zealand parents in Wellington. She celebrates her birthday on 26 July every year. She is the daughter of director Stuart McKenzie and actress Miranda Harcourt.
She grew up with two siblings; an older brother named Peter and a younger sister named Davida McKenzie. Her brother Peter is a Law, Politics and Mandarin student at Victoria University of Wellington. She has Anglo-Celtic ancestry from her parents’ side.
Thomasin McKenzie (middle) shares a throwback picture with her mother and siblings on her Instagram in May 2019
McKenzie with a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters) attended Samuel Marsden Collegiate School at her hometown. There, she earned her graduation at the age of 18 in 2018.
Career; Movies, TV Shows
Thomasin began her acting career at the age of 12 from the 2012 movie Existence. She appeared in the short films Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story and A Long Beside in 2014. In the same year, she was cast in the role of Astrid in the TV show The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Thomasin McKenzie appears as Tom in the 2018 movie Leave No Trace (Picture: The Times)
McKenzie made her acting breakthrough from the 2018 American drama film, Leave No Trace. There, she portrayed the role of Tom, a girl raised off-the-grid in a state park. She received numerous nominations for her remarkable performance in the movie. Furthermore, she played a character of Elsa Korr in the 2019 comedy movie, Jojo Rabbit. Her movies, Lost Girls and Last Night in Soho is set to release in 2020. Well, her net worth is likely to increase from her roles in numerous movies and TV shows so far.
Some Interesting Facts About Thomasin McKenzie
- Thomasin stood in front of the New Zealand parliament to raise voice against animal cruelty in March 2018.
- Her mother earned recognition for her role as “Gemma” in the 1980s TV drama series Gloss. She even received a nomination for the best actress for the role in the 1989 Film and TV Awards.
- She earned a nomination for Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actor/Actress for her role in Jojo Rabbit in 2019.
- Her maternal grandfather Peter Harcourt founded Harcourts International, a real estate company in Wellington, New Zealand.
- Her brother Peter wrote an article about New Zealand’s political system for The Guardian on 3rd December 2019.