NEW YORK - Keisha Castle-Hughes is growing up fast.

The 16-year-old actress, who was nominated for a best-actress Oscar for her role in 2002's Whale Rider, is expecting a baby in the spring, the agency that represents her confirmed Friday.

The father is her boyfriend of three years, Bradley Hull, 19.

Castle-Hughes, who was born in Australia, played the Queen of Naboo in last year's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. She will be seen next as Mary in The Nativity Story, set for release Dec. 1.

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