Teenage 'Whale Rider' Star Gives Birth
Actress lives in New ZealandKeisha Castle-Hughes, the youngest actress to receive a best actress Oscar nomination for "Whale Rider" at 13, has become a mother.
The now 17-year-old star and her boyfriend Bradley Hull, 20, became the proud parents of a baby girl on Wednesday, April 25, reports People.
The girl, Felicity-Amore, weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. at birth. The couple has been dating for three years, and this is their first child together.
Castle-Hughes is best known for playing the pre-teen Paikea in 2002's critically acclaimed "Whale Rider," set in the director Niki Caro's native New Zealand. Like her character, the Australian-born actress is part Maori.
She also made a cameo as the Queen of Naboo in 2005's "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" and starred as the Virgin Mary in "The Nativity Story."