Zuleikha Robinson is a British actress who is dominant on both the small and the big screen. She is known for films like The Merchant of Venice (2004), The Namesake and others. On the small screen, she has had regular series roles in Lost, The Following, The Exorcist and more.
Zuleikha Robinson Bio/Wiki
Robinson was born in London on 29 June 1977 to a Burmese Indian-Malaysian mother and an English father. She spent most of her early years in Thailand, where she was raised by her mother. Robinson also has Scottish and Iranian roots.
The only information about her education is that she studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. However, like most actresses, we suspect that Robinson must have been acting since her high school days.
Robinson began her acting career in 1999 when she played the role of Hope Crowley in a short film entitled “Benefactor”: Scenes from an Arrangement”. She made her film debut as Lester Moore’s assistant in Timecode, an American experimental film from 2000 in which an ensemble was cast with Salma Hayek.
While Robinson began on the big screen, it was her role as the mysterious thief in the franchise series The X-Files Lone Gunmen that first caught her attention. She also resumed her role as Yves Adele Harlow in an episode of The X-Files.
Robinson’s first film lead role came in 2004 in Hidalgo, a biographical western in which she played a 19th-century Arab princess named Jazira. The film, shot in Morocco, brought in over $108 million, with a budget of $40 million.
Robinson hired 50 to 60 South Asian actors for the role of Moushumi Mazumdar, a Bengali character in The Namesake, based on Mira Nair’s book of the same name. The director had chosen her because of her uncanny resemblance to a Bengali.
In 2009 Robinson appeared in Fist Full of Love, a short film that she also wrote. In 2008 she had a regular series role in the Fox Police drama New Amsterdam.
Robinson played the recurring role of detective Eva Marquez Roya Hammad in Homeland. Together with her fellow actors, Robinson received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
Robinson has had recurring roles on other television shows such as The Mentalist, Covert Affairs, Intelligence, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Kingdom. She also remained active on the big screen with roles in Ask Me Anything (2014), The Boy (2015) and American Fable (2016).
Besides acting, Robinson is also active as a singer.
Zuleikha Robinson Married/Husband
Robinson is one of those actresses who prefers to keep her private life private. Since the beginning of her career in Hollywood, Robinson has never been associated with anyone or rumored about. However, this does not mean that she lacks the love/relationship department.
In a 2012 interview with Esquire about her role in Homeland, Robinson revealed that she had just come out of a relationship before she got the role. However, she was careful not to give away any details.
She told ESQ:
“I hadn’t worked in a while and I had just come out of a relationship. It was my first audition after that. It was my favorite show. I was excited, but at the same time, I knew there was a part of me that wasn’t ready. ”
Further proof that Robinson has an active love life is the fact that she separately joined her Twitter account, where she’s most active, to talk about relationships.
Zuleikha Robinson Kids/Family
Since we cannot determine the status of Robinson’s romantic status, it is difficult to say whether she has children or not. Through her own immediate family, it is known that Robinson has a brother named Alastair Robinson.
He is a famous taxonomist and field botanist who even has a Wikipedia page. He was born in 1980 and is three years younger than his older sister Zuleikha. Alastair has specialized in the carnivorous plant genus Nepenthes.
He has done many heroic deeds in his field, including the co-discovery of the giant Palawan pitcher plant Nepenthes Attenborough. He has also contributed to a number of academic books.