What Does the Little Girl From Whale Rider Look Like Now?
Back in 2002, Keisha Castle-Hughes caught the world's eye as the star of Whale Rider, when 13-year-old Keisha turned heads as the fierce Paikea Apirana (Pai). The role — Keisha's first-ever — earned her a Best Actress nod at the Academy Awards that year, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated in that category at the time. (That record was later broken by Beast of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhané Wallis, who was only 9 when she was nominated).
At the time, Keisha's face was everywhere. Who doesn't remember this striking image of Keisha's character about to fling her arms open triumphantly?