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Thomasin McKenzie

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie (born 26 July 2000)[1] is a New Zealand actress. She is best known for her breakout role in the 2018 American film Leave No Trace, for which she received critical acclaim.[2][3][4]

Thomasin McKenzie
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McKenzie in 2018
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie

(2000-07-26) 26 July 2000 (age 19)[1]
Wellington, New Zealand[1]
EducationSamuel Marsden Collegiate School
Years active2011–present
Parent(s)Stuart McKenzie
Miranda Harcourt
RelativesKate Harcourt (grandmother)

Personal lifeEdit

McKenzie was born in Wellington, New Zealand[1] to actress Miranda Harcourt and director Stuart McKenzie. She is of Anglo-Celtic descent and lives in Wellington, where she attended Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, graduating in 2018.[2]

She is the granddaughter of actress Kate Harcourt and Peter Harcourt. Peter was from the family that founded real estate company Harcourts International.[5]



Year Title Role Notes[6]
2012 Existence Scraps
2014 Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story Young Louise
2014 A Long Beside Kate (young) Short film
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Astrid
2015 The Boyfriend Game Edith
2017 The Changeover Rose Keaton
2018 Leave No Trace Tom National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated - Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2019 The King Queen Philippa of Denmark
Jojo Rabbit Elsa Korr
True History of the Kelly Gang Mary
2020 Last Night in Soho Eloise Post-production
TBA Lost Girls Post-production


Year Title Role Notes[6]
2014 Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story Young Louise Television film
2015 Shortland Street Pixie Hannah 28 episodes
2016 Bright Summer Night Petra Quince Episode: "Finale"
2016 Jean Young Jean Television film
2017 The Cul De Sac Willa 3 episodes
2017 Lucy Lewis Can't Lose Lucy Lewis 11 episodes


  1. ^ a b c d "THOMASIN MCKENZIE". ISSUE Magazine. Retrieved October 10, 2019. BIRTH DATE: 26/07/2000 BIRTH PLACE: Wellington NZ
  2. ^ a b Keogh, Brittany (10 March 2017). "Young Kiwi actor Thomasin McKenzie's big break in US movie My Abandonment". Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Leave No Trace (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  4. ^ Macandrew, Ruby (14 March 2017). "Wellington teenager Thomasin McKenzie lands lead movie role in US film My Abandonment". Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  5. ^ McFadden, Suzanne (August 11, 2017). "At home with Dame Kate Harcourt and daughter Miranda".
  6. ^ a b "Thomasin McKenzie". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-06-30.

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