Naomie Harris Net Worth: Naomie Harris is a British actress who has a net worth of $4 million dollars. Being present in the entertainment industry since 1987, she’s famous for her big screen characters in 28 Days Later (2002), Pirates of the Caribbean (2007), Skyfall (2012) and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013). Born Naomie Melanie Harris in London, England on September 6, 1976, she was raised by her mom as her father left them when she was still a baby. A graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, she studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre. Actually, she made her acting debut at age nine on the series The Tomorrow People. Later on, she has perfected the craft by playing various TV and movie parts. So, Harris became the first black performer to ever play the character of Moneypenny in a James Bond film. She’s received awards for Best Breakthrough Performance for 28 Days Later at the Black Reel Awards, Best Actress for Small Island at the RTS Television Awards, Shining Star Award for Skyfall, as well as Breakthrough in Movie, British Actress, and Woman of the Year awards for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
Appeared in two films that earned $1 billion at the worldwide box-office, as did Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway.
Replaced Lupita Nyong'o in the role of Angela Rivera in Southpaw (2015) after Nyong'o backed out of the project.
She is the first black actress to play Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond series. Harris's interpretation of Moneypenny is also significantly expanded from the character's secretarial roots; in Skyfall (2012) she is introduced as a full-fledged MI6 field agent and an agile sidekick to Bond.
Her mother is Lisselle Kayla, who came to England from Jamaica at the age of five. Her father is from Trinidad.
Trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
She is best known to American audiences for her roles as Tia Dalma in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007), and as Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond series, beginning with Skyfall (2012).
[on Danny Boyle]: He's the reason, really, that I have the career that I've had because he took a risk on me and gave me Selena in "28 Days Later." [He] really started my career for me, I'm very grateful to Danny Boyle.
It's business first and foremost in the US, and you're a commodity. But I love their can-do mentality. They enjoy success and all the doors are open, no matter what you look like or where you're from. It's a big, hungry machine that constantly needs new talent to feed it, so everyone gets a chance. I'm sure my career would have petered out if I'd stayed in Britain; there's just not enough work here. On the other hand, I love coming back and being normal.
Film is such a male-dominated industry. There's a lot of "who you know" in terms of how you get promoted. The whole way the business is constructed [means there are ] just men at every level, which makes it really hard for women to get their feet in the door. Also, the way of working makes it very difficult for women to succeed in the business. It must be incredibly hard if you have children to navigate the hours.
I haven't been directed by a woman. I'd love to be; it would make a big difference. Often as an actress you can feel very alienated, especially if you are playing the female lead in a male-dominated cast and environment. It's very hard to feel relaxed, to feel able to express yourself and to feel that you will be heard in that kind of environment.
Everything starts in the writing, and getting more and more women's perspective in the writing will have a huge impact on the quality of films we get. At the moment, we don't really see women as we see ourselves and as we really are because it's only men writing for us. I've read a lot of scripts where I've thought: "No women would ever say that! No woman would ever behave like that!" Women are put into these categories of bitch, mother or sex symbol. If we had more women writing we would have a more realistic representation of what it's like to be a woman.