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Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie

(2000-07-26) July 26, 2000 (age 20)
Wellington, New Zealand
Education Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Years active2011–present
Parent(s)Stuart McKenzie
Miranda Harcourt
Relatives Kate Harcourt (grandmother)

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie 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, [1] [2] and for starring as a German Jewish girl hiding in Nazi Germany in the political satire Jojo Rabbit (2019). [3]


Personal life

McKenzie was born in Wellington, New Zealand [4] to actress Miranda Harcourt and director Stuart McKenzie. She is the granddaughter of actress Dame Kate Harcourt (née Fulton) and Peter Harcourt. Peter was from the family that founded real estate company Harcourts International. [5] Thomasin started following her mother and grandmother into acting in 2014, portraying the teenage Louise Nicholas in the television film Consent, Pixie Hannah on Shortland Street , and Lucy Lewis in Lucy Lewis Can't Lose .

McKenzie lives in Wellington, where she attended Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, graduating in 2018. [1]



YearTitleRoleNotes [6]
2014Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story Young Louise
A Long BesideKate (young)Short film
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Astrid
2015The Boyfriend GameEdith
End of TermAnnabel
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 Actor/Actress
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 KorrNominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Actor/Actress
True History of the Kelly Gang Mary
2020 Lost Girls Sherre Gilbert
2021 Last Night in Soho EloisePost-production
Old Filming
TBA The Justice of Bunny King Post-production
The Power of the Dog Post-production


YearTitleRoleNotes [6]
2015–2020 Shortland Street Pixie Hannah 28 episodes
2016Bright Summer NightPetra QuinceEpisodes 2, 3, 6 and 10
2016JeanYoung JeanTelevision film
2017The Cul De SacWilla3 episodes
2017 Lucy Lewis Can't Lose Lucy Lewis11 episodes

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