Nazneen Contractor

Nazneen Contractor (born August 26, 1982) is an Indian-born Canadian actress best known for her role as Layla Hourani on CBC's The Border, and as Kayla Hassan on 24 in 2010.

Nazneen Contractor
Nazneen Contractor with Carlo Rota, 2009
Born (1982-08-26) August 26, 1982 (age 37)
Years active2000–present
m. 2010)

Early lifeEdit

Contractor was born in Bombay to Parsi parents. She and her family moved to Nigeria when she was 7 and finally settled in Toronto, where she spent the majority of her childhood and young adulthood.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

After the Canadian drama series The Border wrapped up in 2009, she moved to Los Angeles, USA and then married English actor Carlo Rota on April 1, 2010.[2] They have one son and one daughter.[1]


2008–2009 The Border Layla Hourani Series
2010 Rules of Engagement Suneetha Series
2010 24 Kayla Hassan Series
2011 Seance the Summoning Eva Film
2012 Pegasus vs. Chimera Philony Film
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Rima Harewood Film
2013–2014 Revenge Jess Series
2014 Bones Sari Nazeri Series
2014 Person of Interest Maria Martinez Series
2014 Covert Affairs Sydney/Stephanie Series
2015 Dying Light Jade/various others (voice) Video game
2015 Scorpion Sima/Fatima Series
2015 Castle Layla Nazif Series
2015 Stalker Adele Marshall Series[3]
2015 Heroes Reborn Farah Series
2016 Chicago P.D. Dawn Harper Series
2017 Tiny House of Terror Jackie Film
2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq. Melina Nassour (Ass't. D.A.) Film
2017 Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters Riya Dashti/Blindstrike/various others (voice) TV series
2017–2019 Ransom Zara Hallam Series[4]
2018 Hawaii Five-0 Emma Warren Series
2018-2020 Star Wars Resistance Synara San Series
2019 Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures Daavan Dut (voice) TV series
2020 The Organ Donor Chada Post-production, film


2019-2020 The Loud House Ruby (voice) TV series


  1. ^ a b Girn, Raj (April 2014). "Open Chest Interview with Actress, Nazneen Contractor". Open Chest. Anokhi. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ Brioux, Bill (22 May 2010). "Goodbye, Mr. Bauer". Toronto Star. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ ""Stalker" The News (TV Episode 2015)". IMDb. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "'Chicago Justice': Nazneen Contractor Exits NBC Legal Drama (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-18.

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