Rhona Natasha Mitra is an English actress, model and singer.
Mitra in 2009
Rhona Natasha Mitra
9 August 1976
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer-songwriter|
Mitra began her career as a model. She came to prominence as the Lara Croft model between 1997 and 1998. After completing her stint as Lara Croft, she concentrated on acting and is known for her roles as Holly Marie Begins on the sixth season of Party of Five (1999–2000); as Kate Hedges in Ali G Indahouse (2002); as Tara Wilson on the final season of The Practice (2003–2004) and the first and second seasons of Boston Legal (2004–2005); as Detective Kit McGraw on the third season of Nip/Tuck (2005); in the lead role of the science fiction/action film Doomsday as Major Eden Sinclair (2008); as Sonja in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009); as Major Rachel Dalton on the second and third seasons of Strike Back (2012–2013); as Dr. Rachel Scott in the first two seasons of The Last Ship (2014–2015); as an assassin in the Netflix film Game Over, Man! (2018); and as Mercy Graves in The CW series Supergirl (2018).
Rhona Mitra was born on 9 August 1976 in the Paddington area of London, the daughter of Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon, and Nora Downey. Her father is of Bengali Indian descent, while her mother is Irish.
Mitra appeared as the live action model for Lara Croft, the lead character in Eidos Interactive's Tomb Raider video game series before Angelina Jolie took the role for the two Tomb Raider films (2001–2003). Mitra was ranked No. 46 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001. She played the romantic interest of Christopher Lambert in Beowulf. Her first main role came as Scott Wolf's illicit love interest on Party of Five. In 2000, Mitra had a small role in the film Hollow Man as a neighbour sexually assaulted by Kevin Bacon's character. She had a main role in the medical drama Gideon's Crossing, as Dr. Alejandra "Ollie" Klein. Mitra then had roles in Ali G Indahouse, Sweet Home Alabama, Stuck on You, and leading roles in Highwaymen and Spartacus. Mitra appeared in the final season of The Practice as Tara Wilson, and continued that role into its spin-off Boston Legal, but left not long into the second season. In 2005, Mitra played the role of Kit McGraw during Season 3 of Nip/Tuck. Mitra then went on to appear in Skinwalkers, The Number 23 and Shooter.
In 2008, Mitra starred in the lead role of the science fiction/action film Doomsday as Major Eden Sinclair (sometimes mistakenly named in some databases as being Caryn Peterson), and in 2009 went on to star in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans as Sonja, the daughter of the powerful vampire elder Viktor (played by Bill Nighy). While filming, she grew fond of her vampire fangs, even declining to remove them when they couldn't be seen. "I put those fangs on the first day and I felt they should always have been there; it's strange. So I kept them in through the entire time of shooting, throughout all my dialogue and everything." She also appeared in three episodes of Stargate Universe.
She stars in the 2010 Anders Anderson thriller film Stolen, alongside Josh Lucas, Jon Hamm and James Van Der Beek. She portrayed Claire Radcliff in the 2010 ABC supernatural series The Gates. She played Major Rachel Dalton on Cinemax's series Strike Back: Project Vengeance, replacing Amanda Mealing.
In 2017, she played Charlotte in the fourth season of The Strain TV Series.
|1997||Eddie Izzard: Glorious||Groupie||Direct to video|
|A Kid in Aladdin's Palace||Sheherazade||Direct to video|
|1998||Croupier||Girl with Joint|
|Monk Dawson||Mollie Jolliffe|
|1999||How to Breed Gibbons||Juliet||Short film|
|2000||Hollow Man||Sebastian's Neighbor|
|2002||Ali G Indahouse||Kate Hedges|
|Sweet Home Alabama||Tabatha Wadmore-Smith|
|2003||The Life of David Gale||Berlin|
|Stuck on You||Bus Stop Bombshell|
|2007||The Number 23||Laura Tollins|
|2009||Underworld: Rise of the Lycans||Sonja||Replacing Jázmin Dammak|
from the first film
|Separation City||Katrien Becker|
|2010||Reuniting the Rubins||Andie Rubin|
|2014||The Loft||Allison Vanowen|
|2016||Hard Target 2||Sofia||Direct to video|
|2018||Game Over, Man!||Erma|
|Skylin3s||Dr. Mal||in post-production|
|The Other Me||Martha|
|1995||Ghostbusters of East Finchley||Cass||Episode: "1.5"|
|1996||The Bill||Sarah Wickes||Episode: "Outer"|
|1997||Lust for Glorious||La Dame Française||TV film|
|1997||The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous||Flora Seymour||TV miniseries|
|1999–2000||Party of Five||Holly Marie Beggins||Recurring role (12 episodes)|
|2000||Secret Agent Man||Lacey Sullivan||Episode: "Supernaked"|
|2000–2001||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Alejandra Ollie Klein||Main role (20 episodes)|
|2003–2004||The Practice||Tara Wilson||Main role (22 episodes)|
|2004||Boston Legal||Tara Wilson||Main role (20 episodes)|
|2005||Nip/Tuck||Kit McGraw||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2010||Stargate Universe||Commander Kiva||Episodes: "Subversion", "Incursion: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2010||The Gates||Claire Radcliff||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2012||Crisis Point||Cameron Grainger||TV film|
|2012–2013||Strike Back||Maj. Rachel Dalton||Regular role (14 episodes)|
|2014–2015||The Last Ship||Dr. Rachel Scott||Main role (23 episodes)|
|2017||The Strain||Charlotte||4 episodes|
|2018||Supergirl||Mercy Graves||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|1997||Tomb Raider II||Lara Croft||Live action model|
|In Production||Squadron 42||Executive Officer Kelly||Voice/motion capture|
- "Getting Naked" (1997)
- James Mottram (3 May 2008). "Rhona Mitra: she's Mad Max in mascara for Brit thriller Doomsday". The Times. Archived from the original on 18 July 2008. Retrieved 3 May 2008.
- "The Laras: a look back in danger". BBC News. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- "2001 Hot 100". Maxim. 1 May 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
- "Mitra Mad About Her Vampire Fangs", ContactMusic, 30 January 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- McNary, Dave (3 February 2010). "IFC pays for 'Stolen' rights Thriller to air on video on demand before theaters". Variety. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- "ABC to Open the First Seventeen Minutes of The Gates". Dreadcentral.com. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Rhona Mitra to Join Cinemax Action Drama 'Strike Back' as Female Lead in Season 2". Deadline Hollywood, 6 January 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- "The Last Ship Interview with Rhona Mitra". Collider.
- Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (28 July 2018). "'Supergirl': Rhona Mitra To Play Mercy Graves On The CW Series, Robert Baker Also Cast".
- "Lara-Model als Popstar?". Der Spiegel (in German). Spiegel-Verlag. 11 November 1999. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
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