At just thirteen years old, Keisha Castle-Hughes became the youngest person nominated for an Academy Award in the category of “Best Actress” for her break-through performance as ‘Paikea’ in Niki Caro’s 2002 film Whale Rider. Now 26, the Australian-born, now-Kiwi citizen is on two of the hottest shows in Tinseltown—HBO’s Game of Thrones as well as Cameron Crowe’s new Showtime series, Roadies, alongside Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino and Imogen Poots. The show, which premiered on June 26, chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music’s unsung heroes and puts the spotlight on the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the Unites States for a successful arena-level band. She has also recently completed production on the Dreamworks feature film Thank You For Your Service opposite Miles Teller, Haley Bennett and Amy Schumer. Here, this groundbreaking young actress shares her insider’s guide to the City of Angels.
Where were you born:
How long in LA:
Osteria La Buca
I actually don’t have a sweet tooth!
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Mama Shelter Los Angeles
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Kate Sommerville – I know it’s not necessarily a “spa” but I love their facials!
Favorite Cultural Event:
The Downtown Art Walk
Yuca’s – It’s a tiny little spot in Los Feliz
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Lamai Thai Massage on Abbott Kinney
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
The Broad Museum
Describe your city in three words:
Drowning in sunshine
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
The Huntington Library and Gardens
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles:
Best Aspect of Los Angeles:
It’s the land of the dreamers and the do-ers