Faye Thomas serves as AMI Ireland’s Chief Commercial Officer. With extensive experience in business development and building strong relationships, she brings valuable skillsets to AMI.
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Early Life and Education
Faye Thomas was born May 4, 1933 in High Point to Lyndon Casey and Vallie Coates Lassiter Thomas and graduated from Allen Jay High School before working as a clerk at Sakowitz Department Store in Houston.
She then moved on to film work and garnered many roles as an actress – beginning her career with silent films before transitioning into sound films.
She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many. She leaves behind Stephen Brown – her common-law husband of 20 years; sons Skye Thomas, Kiara Thomas and Xander Brown as well as daughters Autumn Bridges and Michelle Bridges who she adopted; adopted sisters Sheila Littleghost and Norma BuckElk; as well as many grandchildren – whom she served with on Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church’s Decorating Committee.
Faye Thomas is a freelance photographer specialising in editorial portraiture, fashion photography and actors’ headshots, with specialising in London (mostly) and Los Angeles. Her work has been published by various magazines including TATLER (october 2013 cover), VANITY FAIR, THE GUARDIAN PARIS MATCH THE TIMES LOOKS magazine among many more.
Faye Smith Thomas recently filed personal financial disclosures. Subscribers of LegiStorm Pro can view a summary of these filings year by year, graphed year to illustrate trends. Click here or sign in to your LegiStorm account to access them! Ester is survived by two sons – Jerry of Paragould and Bo Thomas and wife Kathy of Oxford; two daughters (Judy Hulse of Paragould and Carolyn Thomas both of Oxford); two brothers: Ervin Sexton of Leachville and Troy Sexton of Calico Rock; 28 grandchildren and 28 great grand children
Achievement and Honors
She received numerous accolades for her acting performances. She won both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Bonnie Parker in Arthur Penn’s classic film Bonnie and Clyde (1967), as well as being nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as Wilhelmina Cooper from It’s All in the Game (1993).
Thomas has also made her mark as a community and civic activist outside acting, holding board membership at two Fortune 500 companies as well as serving on many educational institutions boards. Additionally, during her term as President of University of Detroit Mercy she created partnerships where academic pursuits met community needs through urban partnerships.
Since 2019, she and Kieran Bew have been in a relationship, appearing to have formed a stable family unit. Though details about their wedding remain scarce, it’s clear they share a deep affection.
Faye found great satisfaction in being at the center of her large family, particularly among her adoring grandchildren.
Faye Thomas enjoyed working the United Methodist Women fall bazaar and traveling with the Golden Adventurers whenever they went on trips. She was a member of Upper Marsh Creek Church in Strunk, KY; Clarence Thomas died before she did. To remember Faye Thomas with a memorial tree please visit our tree store.
Faye Thomas is a talented freelance editorial portrait and headshot photographer with an expansive portfolio, widespread industry recognition, and a strong desire to produce eye-catching images. As an Association of Photographers non-executive director she proudly identifies herself as an APHP member.
She and Kieran Bew have been married since August 2019 and share two children; Leo Wolf (son) and Ivy Phoenix (daughter). Although details regarding their family life remain limited, the couple often shares heartwarming moments from family life on social media.
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