At just thirteen years old, Keisha Castle-Hughes became the youngest person nominated for an Academy Award in the category of "Best Actress" for her break-through performance as 'Paikea' in Niki Caro's film Whale Rider. The role also earned her a Screen Actors Guild nomination and Broadcast Film Critics Award for "Best Young Actor/Actress."
Currently, Castle-Hughes can be seen reprising her role of 'Obara Sand' in the upcoming 7th season of the hugely successful HBO original series "Game of Thrones." She was last seen starring in Cameron Crowe's highly anticipated new Showtime series "Roadies" alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots.
Castle-Hughes also completed production on the feature film Thank You For Your Service opposite Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, and Amy Schumer, and written and directed by Jason Hall.
Her other film credits include George Lucas' Star Wars: Episode III as 'Queen Haboo'; the role of "Mary" opposite Oscar Isaacs in The Nativity Story, the independent film Hey, Hey It's Esther Blueburger opposite Toni Collette and Vintner's Luck aka A Heavenly Vintage. She was also seen in the independent feature Vampire as well as the feature Red Dog and the co-lead role in Shiloh Fernandez's directing debut feature Queen of Carthage.