Dominique Thorne is a 26-year-old Caribbean-American actress who made her professional debut in 2018 in the film If Beale Street Could Talk as Sheila Hunt. Also, she is quite popular for being cast in Black Panther 2.
The Brooklyn-born is the only daughter of her parents who attended a lot of schools in her early days before she enrolled in the university. She has amassed an estimated net worth of $1 million from her few roles since her debut as an actress and keeps a low profile.
The Actress’ Caribbean Roots and Early Life
Dominique Thorne was born May 11, 1997, in Brooklyn New York to Nerrisa and Navie Guy. The actress has two brothers, Ky-mani and Caleb.
Her family roots can be traced to the Caribbean as her Parents are from Trinidad and Tobago. They are immigrants who settled in the United States.
They gave her an upbringing like she was brought up in her country. In an interview, she disclosed that she felt good to finally connect with her people when they paid a visit to her country.
It was bliss to relate to people who have the same accent and to understand more about her origins. Almost all her relatives live in Trinidad and Tobago except for her immediate family who lives in Delaware United States.
The Iron Heart Star’s Educational background
The rising actress attended a lot of schools because wherever her mother could find the best education, she took her there.
The actress attended a Caribbean Preschool in Flatbush where Nelson West’s book was used for readers. Thorne also attended some Catholic schools and Greek Orthodox schools though she felt she didn’t fit in those schools.
After her primary education, she attended a performing arts school in Manhattan, where she studied Dramatic Theater.
It wasn’t an easy process for her because her mother had to get a professional tutor for a month to help her out.
Subsequently, She won the 2015 Young Arts Award in Spoken Theatre and U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts during her senior year in school.
After graduating Thorne applied to many universities and she ended up choosing Cornell University where she studied Human Development and minored in Inequalities Studies.
She was a member of the Sphinx Head Secret Honors Society while in school and, in 2019, graduated with a B.s degree.
The New York-Born Started Her Career in 2018
Thorne made her debut in the film If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)with the role of Shiela Hunt who was the ill-tempered younger sister of the protagonist, Fonny Hunt.
The film was directed by the Academy Award winner, Barry Jenkins. The film received accolades and awards like the AFI Awards for Movie of the Year, and Independent Spirit Awards for Best Feature.
Afterward, she acted as Judy Harmon in the film Judas and the Black Messiah in 2021.
In 2020 she was cast as one of the superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Disney series Iron Heart.
Dominique Thorne subsequently got cast as Riri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in 2022.
Before getting cast for her role in this movie, the actress enjoyed her audition process. She admitted that it was overwhelming but afforded her the space to show people her acting prowess in the audition room.
The Black Panther Actress Has an Estimated Net Worth of $1 Million
Dominique Thorne since the start of her career has been able to pull through her roles. As a result of her hard work over the years, It is suggested that she has earned a net worth estimated to be $1 million.
The actress gained her net worth through her acting career though she hasn’t confirmed how much she earns as a salary.
Judging by the stipulated average salary of actors in the U.S. per hour she should earn $16.12. Given this, Dominique is expected to make over $31,424 annually.
Her recent role in the film Black Messiah which has made over $7.4 million at the box office must have earned her a good sum of salary.
The Caribbean Native Has an Interest in Immigration Reforms
Dominique is passionate about immigration legislation and reform perhaps because her parents were immigrants.
As immigrants in the United States, the actress and her family have been part of population growth and a cultural change in the country. However, it was quite challenging for her as mentioned earlier while she was growing up.
This act has reformed her passion for politics which is why she studied Policy analysis and management in school. She aims to use her knowledge and platform to do more on that aspect as she grows as an entertainer.
Dominique Thorne is an Adventurous Person
The Brooklyn-born has a personality of making the most of everything life has to offer her and she sees it as an adventure and enjoys every bit of it. But even at that, she prefers to keep a low profile.
In an interview, Dominque says she loves to live life to the fullest and doesn’t set limitations for herself as people always do that for themselves. The act of setting limitations doesn’t permit one to explore life and enjoy the adventures it has to offer.
However, with all these things, Thorne is a private person who doesn’t share all these adventurous moments. She prefers to focus on her career and goals.