Zuleikha Robinson

Active - 2000 - 2016  |   Born - Jun 29, 1977 in London, England  |   Genres - Drama

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British-born actress Zuleikha Robinson spent her childhood in Thailand and Malaysia before moving to Los Angeles in her late adolescence to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her name means "beautiful one" in Persian, and living up to her name, Robinson's lovely face only added to her talent and charisma. She soon found work in the unconventional film Timecode, which was shot in a continuous take on four different cameras, in real time. A short time later, she was cast in the cult-hit X-Files spin-off The Lone Gumman before appearing in the adventure drama Hidalgo. In 2005, Robinson played Jessica in the Merchant of Venice adaptation starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes, followed by a role in the next year's indie hit The Namesake, playing Moushumi, lead character Gogol Ganguli's eventual Bengali wife. Then in 2007, Robinson was cast as the treacherous brothel supervisor and slave Gaia during the second season of the HBO/BBC series Rome. In 2008, she co-starred on the Fox series New Amsterdam as police detective Eva Marquez, the partner of immortal main character John Amsterdam.

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  • Made her big-screen debut with a small part in Mike Figgis' experimental drama Time Code (1998).
  • Landed her first small-screen role in Fox's short-lived X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen (2001); returned to network TV with the Fox supernatural drama New Amsterdam.
  • Is of Scottish, English, Iranian, Indian, Burmese and Malaysian descent.
  • Name means "beautiful one" in Persian.