- Naomie Melanie Harris
September 06, 1976 (age 45)
- Lisselle Kayla, Winston Harris
Naomie Melanie Harris (born 6 September 1976) is a British actress. She played Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre, The Voodoo Witch Tia Dalma/Calypso in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, Selena in 28 Days Later, and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Naomie Harris was born 6 September 1976. She was brought up in London, where she attended St Marylebone School and graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1998 with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. Her mother, Lisselle Kayla, is originally from Jamaica, and her father from Trinidad. They separated before she was born, and she was raised by her mother. Her mother worked as a screenwriter on EastEnders and is now a healer. Harris gained her training at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Harris has appeared in television and film since she was nine, including a stint on the remake of the science fiction series The Tomorrow People. She became internationally well known in 2002 with her lead performance in Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later, opposite Cillian Murphy. In the same year, she starred in the television adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth.