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Academy Awards 2016: 22 Youngest Winners and Nominees

#13. Keisha Castle-Hughes

Age at Awards Show: 13 years, 11 months, 5 days old
Award: Actress in a Leading Role (2004) for “Whale Rider”
Result: Nominee

Although the role of Paika in “Whale Rider” is Maori, Keisha Castle-Hughes is of Australian and New Zealand Maori descent. After this successful part, she continues to act, with a notable appearance in “Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith” as Queen of Naboo, and has had parts in other films and TV series. She had a child at the age of 17 and was pregnant during her role as Mary in “The Nativity Story.”

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