Who is Ripley Parker?

Ripley Parker was born on 17 December 2000 under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, in London, England. She is a 21-year-old upcoming writer and celebrity child, probably still best recognized for being the daughter of Ol Parker, who is known as a writer, director and producer, and the Primetime Emmy Award-winning actress Thandiwe Newton.

How rich is she, as of now? Ripley Parker Net Worth

Ripley Parker’s net worth is unavailable at the moment since her professional career is yet to come, but presumably she still enjoys the fortune of her famous parents. As of late 2021, her father Ol Parker’s wealth is estimated at over $2 million, while her mother Thandiwe Newton has a net worth estimated at over $14 million.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background

Ripley Parker spent her early years in her hometown of London, where she was raised by her parents, who have been married since 1998.

She has two siblings, a younger sister named Nico born in December 2004, and younger brother Booker born in March 2014. She holds British nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnic group. She hasn’t shared any details regarding her education.

Professional Career

Ripley Parker is represented by Knight Hall Agency in London. Her first published work was an essay in The Sunday Times bestseller “It’s Not OK To Feel Blue (And Other Lies): Inspirational People Open Up About Their Mental Health”, which was issued in October 2019. She is currently working on a play based on the life of American poet Emily Dickinson, and a jukebox musical based on the music of English rock band The Smiths.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Ripley Parker has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), while her weight is around 110lbs (50kgs). Information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

Ripley Parker isn’t very open when it comes to her personal life, as she tends to keep all details about it away from the eye of the public. Although her current relationship status is unknown, she seems to be single and focused on her education and career. She’s very close to her siblings and enjoys spending her spare time with them.

Who is her father? Ol Parker Short Wiki/Bio

Oliver ‘Ol’ Parker was born on 2 June 1969 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, in London, England. Little is known about his early life, parents, and education, except that he attended the University of Cambridge. He holds British nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group.

Professional Career

Ol Parker started his career as a writer, working on several episodes of the BBC children’s drama series “Grange Hill”, broadcast from 1994 to 1996. At the time, he also worked on two made-for-TV films, “Loved Up” (1995) and “In Your Dreams” (1996).

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His next project came in 2000 when he wrote, and served as an associate producer for, the comedy-drama film “It Was An Accident”. His directing debut was the 2005 romantic comedy film “Imagine Me & You”, which features Piper Perabo and Lena Headey. In 2011, he wrote the screenplay for the comedy-drama film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, which became a huge commercial success, and earned him a BAFTA Award nomination as well as an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television). He would later work on its 2015 sequel, entitled “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”.

In 2012, Ol Parker wrote and directed the romantic film “Now Is Good”, starring Jeremy Irvine and Dakota Fanning, and in 2018 repeated the combination for the jukebox musical romantic comedy film “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, based on the musical “Mamma Mia!”.

The film became a box office hit, grossing over $400 million worldwide on a $75 million budget.

Most recently, he wrote and produced the Christmas fantasy film “A Boy Called Christmas” (2021), and is currently working as a writer and the director on the romantic comedy film “Ticket To Paradise”, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

Who is her mother? Thandiwe Newton Short Wiki/Bio

Melanie was born on 6 November 1972 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Westminster, London, England. She was raised by her English father Nick Newton, who was a laboratory technician and artist, and Zimbabwean mother Nyasha, a healthcare worker from a Shona family. She spent one part of her childhood in Zambia before they returned to Cornwall when she was three years old. She has a younger brother named Jamie Newton. She went to St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School.

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In her teens, she also studied dance at the Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Upon matriculation, she enrolled in Downing College, Cambridge, graduating with a degree in Social Anthropology in 1995.

Career Beginnings

Thandiwe Newton’s acting career took off in 1991, when she made her feature film appearance as Thandiwe Adjewa in the coming-of-age comedy film “Flirting”, which was followed by her portrayals of Rachael Stevens in the 1993 crime film “The Young Americans” and Yvette in the 1994 gothic horror film “Interview With The Vampire”, in which she shared the screen with Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise. The next year, she was cast as Sally Hemings in the historical drama film “Jefferson In Paris”, directed by James Ivory, and played Annalees in the drama film “The Journey Of August King”.

She then booked the roles of Hilary Rule in the thriller film “The Leading Man” (1996), next to Jon Bon Jovi and Anna Galiena, and Cookie in the crime film “Gridlock’d” (1997), opposite Tim Roth and Tupac Shakur.

Rise to Prominence

Thandiwe Newton’s big break came in 1998, when she was cast in the lead role in the Academy Award-nominated psychological horror film “Beloved”, starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She then worked again with Tom Cruise on the 2000 action spy film “Mission: Impossible 2”, in which she starred as Nyah Nordoff-Hall in the second installment of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, that became a huge box office success with more than $540 million grossed worldwide. It was followed by her appearances as Noreen Hurlock in her husband’s film “It Was An Accident” (2000) and Regina Lambert in the mystery film “The Truth About Charlie” (2002).

From 2003 to 2009, Thandiwe took the recurring role of Makemba ‘Kem’ Likasu in the NBC primetime medical drama series “ER”.

Other Roles in the Mid-2000s

While filming “ER”, she continued to work on other projects. In 2004, she featured as Dame Vaako in the sci-fi action film “The Chronicles of Riddick” and played Christine Thayer in the crime film “Crash”, next to Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon and Jennifer Esposito. The latter earned her a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and numerous other accolades. It was followed by her portrayals of Linda in the 2006 biographical film “The Pursuit Of Happyness”, alongside Will Smith, and Kate Thomas in the 2007 comedy film “Norbit”, next to Eddie Murphy. The next year, she was cast as Stella in Guy Ritchie’s action crime film “RocknRolla” and as Condoleezza Rice in Oliver Stone’s biographical political film “W.”, which is based on the life of George W. Bush.

Continued Success

In 2009, Thandiwe Newton played Laura Wilson in the disaster film “2012”, after which she featured as Rosemary in the 2010 post-apocalyptic thriller film “Vanishing On 7th Street”, directed by Brad Anderson. Later that year, she was nominated for a Black Reel Award for Best Actress for her performance as Tangie Adrose in the drama film “For Colored Girls”, co-starring Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg. It was followed by her portrayals of Lindsey Wakefield in the 2012 romantic film “Good Deeds” and Olanna in the 2013 Anglo-Nigerian drama film “Half Of A Yellow Sun”. She then took the main role of Grace Travis in the Audience Network police drama series “Rogue” from 2013 to 2015. Her next major appearance was in the NBC drama miniseries “The Slap” (2015), in which she starred as Aisha.

Recent and Upcoming Projects

In 2016, Thandiwe joined the main cast of the critically acclaimed HBO dystopian sci-fi neo-Western series “Westworld”, in which she continues to play Maeve Millay; it was created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same title. For her performance, she was praised by critics, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, among other awards. Concurrently, she also played Roz in the fourth season of the BBC police procedural series “Line Of Duty” in 2017.

The next year, she landed such roles as Bonnie Soyinka in the crime comedy film “Gringo”, produced by Charlize Theron, and Val in the space Western film “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, which became known as the worst “Star Wars” films of all time. Most recently, she did the voice-over of Mona in the Netflix adult animated series “Big Mouth” (2019-2021) and portrayed Emily ‘Watts’ Sanders in the neo-noir thriller film “Reminiscence” (2021), next to Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson. It’s also announced that she will appear in two upcoming film titles, “All The Old Knives” and “God’s Country”.

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