Nyah Nordoff-Hall
Nyah Nordoff-Hall
Nyah in Seville, Spain.
Name: Nyah Nordoff-Hall
Status: Alive
Role: Ally
Age: 25-26 (at 2000)
Date of birth: November 16, 1974
Birthplace: England (presumably)
Nationality: Flag of the United Kingdom British
Residence(s): San Francisco, California
Alias(es): Nyah Hall
Mireille Belleau
Catarine Patrey
Daney Hampton
Affiliation: Impossible Mission Force
Sean Ambrose (formerly)
Profession: Agent of the Impossible Mission Force
Professional thief (formerly)
Rank: Agent
Expertise: Circumvention of all security - electronic, laser, human etc.: Gemology
Significant other(s): Love Interest:
Sean Ambrose (ex-lover)
Ethan Hunt (formerly)
Played by: Thandie Newton
First appearance: Mission: Impossible II
Last appearance: Mission: Impossible II

Nyah Nordoff-Hall is a fictional international and professional thief and the former lover of analyst Sean Ambrose. She is also one of the main characters in the 2000 film Mission: Impossible II.

Biography Edit

Little is known about Nyah Nordoff-Hall's early life other than being born in November 16th, 1974 in United Kingdom.

Before 2000, she becomes a professional thief, involving in a number of criminal activities, before having a six-month relationship with Impossible Mission Force computer specialist, Sean Ambrose. However, the relationship ended and she never saw he again. Seville-based Mission Commander Swanbeck stated to Ethan Hunt that Ambrose had been wanting her back since the broke up and send him to recruit Nyah, to help bring down Ambrose and recover the Chimera virus.

Mission: Impossible II Edit

In 2000, Nyah first met Ethan Hunt, who after having closed his eyes after disappearing from his sight, to return to the private meeting when he caught her trying to steal a guy's collar, admitted that he was not just a pretty face. Scarcely escaped with her freedom but without the collar, she leaves Ethan to eventually go to her next location.

However, on the road, Ethan caught her again to recruit her. After a game of cat and mouse almost disastrous and almost deadly which Nyah almost died. She was captured and saved by Ethan. Once updated on the mission that involved an accident caused by Sean, the man she left, she thought that this mission was personal and not mission-related. After a brief sputtering, she agreed to help her and told herself that the only thing she could infiltrate without causing suspicion was if she needed serious help. Ethan made sure she was prosecuted only for Sean to save her and invite her to her villa in Sydney, Australia.

At a horse racing event, she receives a listener in which Ethan communicates with her. Nyah is ordered to obtain the memory card containing the video images of the infecting Chimera virus Dr. Sergei Gradski. After a period of inactivity of 20 hours, the doctor dies after 34 hours before Ethan and his team leave the scene to avoid detection by Hugh Stamp, Sean's right-hand man.

Then, Nyah will find Sean somewhere at his residence, only to be surprised by what seems to be Ethan Hunt, but actually Sean Ambrose in Disguise latex mask. While Sean wears the latex mask to represent Ethan Hunt, he is able to deceive Nyah by revealing Ethan's plan. As he leaves, Sean removes his mask in silent anger. After Hugh reported everything to Sean, he and his group decided to break into Biocyte's headquarters to obtain the sample of the Chimera virus with Nyah as a hostage while Ethan infiltrates the office of the atrium at the same time, with its mission to destroy the virus.

Nyah gets infected with the last sample of the Chimera virus and Ambrose frees her in downtown Sydney to initiate an epidemic.

The thief then heads for a cliff to commit suicide, but is saved at the last moment and healed with Bellerophon by Luther Stickell, Billy Baird and Ethan.

Behind the Scenes Edit

Nyah was played by British actress Thandie Newton.

Newton said that she won't return to film Mission: Impossible III in order to focus on her family. Had she returned in the third film, she would be a highly-trained agent of the IMF and part of the team in 2006.

Gallery Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Nyah Nordoff-Hall is the first female protagonist to being alive at the end of a film.