Thomasin McKenzie

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Thomasin McKenzie
McKenzie in 2019
McKenzie in 2019
Born
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie

(2000-07-26) 26 July 2000 (age 21)
Wellington, New Zealand
EducationSamuel Marsden Collegiate School
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present
Known forLeave No Trace
Jojo Rabbit
Last Night in Soho
Parent(s)
RelativesKate Harcourt (grandmother)

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (born 26 July 2000) is a New Zealand actress. After a minor role in The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, she rose to critical prominence with the lead role in Debra Granik's 2018 drama film Leave No Trace.[1][2] After supporting roles in the 2019 films The King, Jojo Rabbit, and True History of the Kelly Gang,[3] as well as the 2021 thriller Old, she played the lead role as Eloise, a wide-eyed woman from Cornwall in Edgar Wright's psychological horror film Last Night in Soho.

Early life

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie was born in Wellington, New Zealand,[4] to actress Miranda Harcourt and director Stuart McKenzie. She is the granddaughter of actress Dame Kate Harcourt and Peter Harcourt. Peter's family founded the real estate company Harcourts International in Wellington.[5] She has an elder brother and a younger sister, actress Davida McKenzie. She completed her secondary education at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in 2018.[1]

Career

McKenzie first appeared in 2012 film Existence, along with her brother. McKenzie made her acting debut in 2014, portraying the teenage Louise Nicholas in the television film Consent. In 2015, she played Pixie Hannah in the soap opera Shortland Street, and in 2016, she played the titular character in the children's comedy web series Lucy Lewis Can't Lose. She first gained recognition for her portrayal as a daughter of a war veteran in Leave No Trace; this performance received critical acclaim and won her the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance. Later on, she would be featured in a small role in The King, playing Queen Philippa of Denmark in 2019. In the same year, she played a principal supporting role in the satirical comedy drama Jojo Rabbit, in which she plays a young Jewish girl hiding in the attic of the house of the title character, for which she gained further recognition by critics.[citation needed]

She was cast in Top Gun: Maverick, but dropped out in favour of other projects, such as the crime drama Lost Girls. In 2021, she joined the television adaptation of Kate Atkinson's Life After Life, playing the main character, Ursula Todd; co-starred in the thriller Old, by M. Night Shyamalan, and plays the lead character in the psychological horror film Last Night in Soho.[6] She is also set to portray American gymnast Kerri Strug in Perfect, directed by Olivia Wilde and Eileen with Anne Hathaway.[7]

Personal life

As of March 2017, McKenzie resided in Wellington, New Zealand.[1]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Existence Scraps
2014 Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story Young Louise
A Long Beside Kate (young) Short film
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Astrid
2015 The Boyfriend Game Edith Short film
2017 The Changeover Rose Keaton
2018 Leave No Trace Tom
2019 The King Queen Philippa of Denmark
Jojo Rabbit Elsa Korr
True History of the Kelly Gang Mary
2020 Lost Girls Sherre Gilbert
2021 The Justice of Bunny King Tonyah
Old Maddox Cappa (16 years old)
Last Night in Soho Eloise "Ellie" Turner
The Power of the Dog Lola
2023 Eileen Eileen Post-production[8]
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Television

Year Title Role Notes
2015–2020 Shortland Street Pixie Hannah Recurring role, 28 episodes
2015 End of Term Annabel 1 episode
2016 Bright Summer Night Petra Quince 4 episodes (2–3, 6 and 10)
2016 Jean Young Jean Television film
2017 The Cul De Sac Willa 3 episodes
2017 Lucy Lewis Can't Lose Lucy Lewis Lead role
2022 Life After Life Ursula Todd Lead Role [9]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2018
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Supporting Actress Leave No Trace Nominated [10]
Best Breakthrough Performance Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Nominated [11]
Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Nominated [12]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated [13]
Denver Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [14]
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [15]
Dublin Film Critics' Circle Best Actress Nominated [16]
Florida Film Critics Circle Pauline Kael Breakout Award Runner-up [17]
Georgia Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Nominated [18]
Breakthrough Award Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award Breakthrough Actor Nominated [19]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Nominated [20]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Actress Nominated [21]
Breakout of the Year Nominated
IndieWire Critics Poll Best Supporting Actress Nominated [22]
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Nominated [23]
Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Best Actress 23 and Under Nominated [24]
National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance Won [25]
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [26]
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [27]
Breakthrough Artist Won
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Nominated [28]
Seattle International Film Festival Best Actress Nominated [29]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated [30]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [31]
Women Film Critics Circle Best Young Actress Nominated [32]
2019
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Actor/Actress Jojo Rabbit Nominated [33]
Hollywood Film Critics Association Best Actor or Actress 23 And Under Nominated [34]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Supporting Actress Nominated [35]
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [36]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Won [37]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [38]
Women's Image Network Awards Actress Feature Film Nominated [39]
2021
Critics' Choice Super Awards Best Actress in a Horror Movie Last Night in Soho Nominated [40]

References

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