Roadies Star Keisha Castle-Hughes Shares Her Haute Secrets to LA

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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: 

7 years


Los Feliz



Favorite Restaurant:

Nobu Malibu 

Best Sushi:


Best Italian:

Osteria La Buca 

Best dessert:

I actually don’t have a sweet tooth!

Best place for a romantic date:

Malibu Wines 

Best Sunday brunch:

Ostrich Farm 

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?

Mama Shelter Los Angeles

Favorite shopping venue/boutique:

American Rag

Best Spa:

Kate Sommerville – I know it’s not necessarily a “spa” but I love their facials!

Favorite Cultural Event:

The Downtown Art Walk

Best Pizza:

Vito’s Pizza

Best Lunch:

Yuca’s – It’s a tiny little spot in Los Feliz

Best Gym/Athletic Facility:

Yogi’s Anonymous

Best Massage:

Lamai Thai Massage on Abbott Kinney

Best Limousine/Driving Service:


Best Museum/Exhibit:

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: 

Zuma Beach

Best Aspect of Los Angeles:

It’s the land of the dreamers and the do-ers

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