Poorna Jagannathan

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She grew up in Pakistan, Ireland, India, Brazil, and Argentina.

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Poorna Jagannathan belongs to a Tamil family, and both her parents are from Chennai.She attended the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University to pursue a master of arts, but, after a year, she dropped out of her course and continued to learn acting from her teacher, Elizabeth Kamp who she had met when she was studying in the college.She has acted in supporting roles in many popular Bollywood and American films, such as The Weather Man (2005), Awake (2007), Peace, Love, and Misnderstandings (2011) Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Growing Up Smith (2015), Carrie Pilby (2016), THe Circle (2017), Mile 22 (2018), Share (2019), and Alias Birth (2020).

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Poorna Jagannathan belongs to a Tamil family, and both her parents are from Chennai.She attended the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University to pursue a master of arts, but, after a year, she dropped out of her course and continued to learn acting from her teacher, Elizabeth Kamp who she had met when she was studying in the college.She has acted in supporting roles in many popular Bollywood and American films, such as The Weather Man (2005), Awake (2007), Peace, Love, and Misnderstandings (2011) Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), Growing Up Smith (2015), Carrie Pilby (2016), THe Circle (2017), Mile 22 (2018), Share (2019), and Alias Birth (2020).After acting in minor roles in the TV series, Rescue Me (2006), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2006), The Game (2008), Numbers (2009), Royal Pains (2010), House of Cards (2015), and NCIS: Los Angeles (2016), she made her breakthrough with the role of Safar Khan in the serial, The Night Of (2016). Poorna Jagannathan in a Scene from The Night Of (2017).She has also acted in many popular American TV series, such as Gypsy (2017), The Blacklist (2017), The Act (2019), Big Little Lies (2019), Defending Jacob (2020), and Never Have I Ever (2020).She is an established theatre artist and is a board and company member of The Borrow Group, a non-profit Off-Broadway theatre company in New York City.She produced and acted in the play titled Nirbhaya, which was inspired by the Delhi gang rape and murder on 16 December 2012. The play was written and directed by Yal Farber, a South African director & playwright, and it opened at the Assembly Hall in August 2013 during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The play breaks the silence on sexual violence and won Amnesty International Award, Scotsman Fringe First, and Herald Angel Award in 2013. Poorna Jagannathan in a Scene from Nirbhaya.Before starting her career as an actress, Poorna was working in the advertising field.Poorna has featured on the cover of various magazines, such as Marie Claire, Femina, Jade and Exotica and covered in numerous publications like Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and Grazia.She was been featured in Vogue magazine as one of 8 women who are changing the face of beauty in India in 2012 and in their list of most stylish women in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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7

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60-90 Min

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