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  • Who: Keisha Castle-Hughes

  • What: Youngest Oscar nominee for Best Actress

  • Where: United States

Keisha Castle-Hughes (New Zealand) (b. 24 March 1990) was aged 13 years 309 days when she was nominated for the Best Actress award on 27 January 2004 for her role of Paikea 'Pai' Apirana in Whale Rider (NZ/Ger 2002).

She was 11 when she made the film - her first acting role.

 

 Name  Born  Film  Nominated  Age
 Keisha Castle-Hughes (New Zealand)  24 March 1990  Whale Rider (NZ/Ger 2002)  27 January 2004  13 years 309 days
 Isabelle Adjani (France)  27 June 1955  L' Histoire d'Adèle H. (France 1975)   17 February 1976  20 years 235 days
 Marlee Matlin (USA)  24 August 1965  Children of a Lesser God  (USA 1986)  11 February 1987  21 years 171 days
 Kate Winslet (UK)  5 October 1975  Titanic (USA 1997)  10 February 1998  22 years 128 days
 Janet Gaynor (USA)  6 October 1906  7th Heaven (USA 1927), Street Angel (USA 1928) and  Sunruse (USA 1927)  17 February 1929  22 years 134 days
 Leslie Caron (France)  1 July 1931  Lili (USA 1953)  15 February 1954  22 years 229 days

 

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