She has appeared in films such as Whale Rider, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, The Nativity Story, and Piece of My Heart. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her debut performance in Whale Rider, and at the time was, at age 13, the youngest person in history to be nominated for the award until 2012, with 9 year old Quvenzhané Wallis, nominated for Beasts of the Southern Wild. And then I campaigned with the series’ London casting directors.
As of 2015, Castle-Hughes lived in Los Angeles with her husband of two years Jonathan Morrison and her daughter from a previous relationship Felicity-Amore, age 8. I was definitely persistent." In an interview with Variety, Keisha explained that she and the other two Sand Snake actresses in Season 5 extensively worked out what the group dynamic between them would be, and what differentiates each sister: "Obara Sand, she’s the eldest of eight bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell.
Keisha Castle-Hughes (born 24 March 1990) is a New Zealand actress who rose to prominence for playing Paikea "Pai" Apirana in the film Whale Rider.
The film was nominated for many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actress (at the time the youngest person nominated in the Best Actress category) and an award at the Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards for Best Young Actor/Actress, which she won in 2004.
In Game of Thrones, she plays the part of Obara Sand in the fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons. He loved each and every single one of them but I think that Obara likes to think of herself as the favorite.
In a couple of days, she’s jetting out again to begin filming the final two seasons of in Belfast.“I’m not sad about it finishing,” insists the gorgeous 26-year-old, who splits her time between LA and Aotearoa.
While Showtime refers to her as a “tough lesbian who doesn’t suffer fools” in her character bio, Winnie (who has a queer-identified daughter she wrote the show with) sees the character as more open. “I cannot tell you exactly—I cannot predict to you exactly who she will sleep with if you know what I mean.
Because I think there’s a certain fluidity to her when she’s on the road kind of thing.”As for how much screen time she’ll get, Winnie said it’s all about finding a balance with such a large, talented cast.“All I can say is, I think with an ensemble, it’s not always easy,” she said. It’s not always predictable because stories—you never know the direction you’re going. I just know you’re definitely going to get to know more about her.”A woman sound engineer, her own peers treat her with respect and love her “Song of the Day” choices, but Donna notes that she’s still met with misogyny on tour with men who assume she can’t possibly be in charge of the sound.“I think people still do assume that, and I think there’s obviously sound women who are out there that are great,” Winnie said.
Some of her sisters have aspirations to become politicians or to become septas or to become faceless women.
Obara simply just wants to grow up and be Oberyn Martell.