Sujata Day

Sujata Choudhury (born June 27, 1984),[1] credited professionally as Sujata Day, is an American actress, model[2] and screenwriter. She is best known for her roles as CeeCee in the Issa Rae web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011-2013) and Sarah in Insecure. Day is slated to direct her first film, Definition Please, which will be shot in the summer of 2019.[3]

Sujata Choudhury
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Born
Sujata Choudhury

(1984-06-27) June 27, 1984 (age 36)
Other namesSujata Ray
OccupationActress, model, screenwriter

Early lifeEdit

The daughter of an India born mechanical engineer and housewife, Sujata became involved in the performing arts at a very young age. She began with dance (ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, and East Indian folk and classical dance) and then became equally interested in acting, singing and musical theater. She continued to study and perform in school and community productions before heading west to pursue a professional acting career in Hollywood.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Sujata has appeared in a wide variety of television shows such as The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Campus Ladies, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 7th Heaven, Greek, and The Loop.[4] In 2007, she played a supporting role in the Warner Bros.-produced Sublime. She can be seen alongside Danny Glover and Snoop Doggy Dogg in the independent film Down for Life which premiered to rave reviews at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.[citation needed]

In 2009 she appeared in the horror/comedy film The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu,[5] which screened at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival.[6][7]

She starred as CeCe in the Issa Rae-created web comedy series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.[8][9] She continued her work with Rae on the HBO series, Insecure.[10]

In 2017, Day wrote, produced, directed and starred in a film called Cowboy and Indian, to be developed into a television series.[3]

On May 30, 2019, it was announced that Day will direct a film called Definition, Please, for which she also wrote the script. It will star Ritesh Rajan and Jake Choi and will shoot on location in Greensburg, Pennsylvania in the summer of 2019.[3]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Weapon of Mass Destruction The virgin
2006 Alien Secrets Leena Gupita Direct-to-video
2007 Sublime Quechan Indian Girl Direct-to-video
2008 Extremely Hermosa Jugadamba Short film
2009 Struggle Park girl Short film
2009 The Last Lovecraft: Relic of Cthulhu Stacy Rahman
2009 Down for Life Melissa
2011 Big Breakin' Vanessa Short film
2012 Nesting Sasha
2012 Directing Reality TV Reporter Short film
2013 Wallflower Herself Short film
2014 Facebook Fatigue Single Girl Short film
2014 Words with Girls Ari Television film
2015 Hello Again Sophie Short film
2016 9 Rides Sleepy Woman
2016 Tiny House Priya Television film
2017 Cowboy and Indian Indian Short film
2017 20 Weeks Ruby
2017 Parts Herself Short film
2017 A Little Bit Pregnant Amina Short film
2017 Since We've Been Apart Brielle Short film
2018 Wrong Side of 25 Katie Short film
2018 Lemonade Liz Short film
2018 The Homestay Nina Short film
2018 Leadwell Liz Short film
2018 Bull Mountain Lookout Erin Short film
2019 Blowing Up Right Now Mandy
2019 Ring Ring Marion
2019 Signal Amy Short film
2019 Bill, the Alien Mya Short film
2019 Killing Diaz Claire

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Russians in the City of Angels Tiffany Episode: "Papa"
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Shy Girl Episode: "Storyteller"
2004 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno East Indian Girl Episode: "Episode # 12.69"
2006 7th Heaven Student #1 Episode: "Got MLK"
2006 The Underground Dancer
2007 Campus Ladies Hot Girl Episode: "Foreign Policy"
2007 The Loop Veronica Episode: "Lady Business"
2007 Greek College Student #2 Episode: "Depth Perception"
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Student #1 Episode: "Ciao"
2010 Desperate Housewives Dancer Episode: "You Gotta Get a Gimmick"
2010 Reveena and the Vampire Reevena 2 episodes
2011–2013 Awkward Black Girl CeCe 22 episodes
2012–2013 The Guild Sula Morrison 8 episodes
2013 Sistah Did What? Agent Episode: "The Best View Is the Rear View"
2013 The Slutty Years Cats Girl Episode: "Party"
2013 Arrested Development Flight Attendant #2 Episode: "A New Start"
2013 True Friendship Society Bestie 2 episodes
2013 Cheap Date Episode: "Tennis or Cuban"
2013 Little Horribles Sad Sack Episode: "Spinning"
2014 Naked Problems Jessie 4 episodes
2014 Don't Talk in the Kitchen Presents Sujata Episode: "Justin Bieber: Never Say N@Gger"
2014–2016 Larry & Lucy Lucy 6 episodes
2015 Big Breakin' Vanessa 5 episodes
2015 The Grinder Dawn Episode: "A Hero Has Fallen"
2015 Namaste, Bitches Trina Episode: "High Low Flow"
2015 Unfollowers Sujata
2015 Get Your Life Lady in Blackish Episode: "Girl Get Your Blackish"
2016–present Insecure Sarah
2016 Smoky Knights Erika Episode: "Everyone Gets Seth Laid"
2016 Brian Remus: Science Genius Lindsey Episode: "Mister Butters"
2017 Life in Pieces Hostess Episode: "#TBT: Y2K Sophia Honeymoon Critter"
2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sarah Episode: "Serve & Protect"
2018 Dell: Tales of Transformation Episode: "Rio Grande Steams Into the Future"
2018 Revenge Tour Jamila Television short
2018 Solve Julia Episode: "Deal With the Devil"
2019 I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Laura Episode: "It's the Cigars You Smoke That Are Going to Give You Cancer"

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 NBA 2K20 Stacy Gibralto MyCAREER Story

ProductionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 An American Idol Christmas Script coordinator Television film
2010 Raveena and the Vampire Writer, producer 2 episodes
2011 Wallflower Writer, director, producer Short film
2014–2015 Larry & Lucy Writer, executive producer 3 episodes
2015 Big Breaking' Executive producer 5 episodes
2015 Unfollowers Producer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sujata Choudhury". TV.com. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  2. ^ "Sujata Day". www.modelmayhem.com. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  3. ^ a b c Ramos, Dino-Ray (2019-05-30). "'Insecure's Sujata Day To Direct 'Definition Please' Starring Ritesh Rajan & Jake Choi, Justin Chon Producing". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-06-02.
  4. ^ Masterson Management - Sujata Day
  5. ^ Slamdance '10: My Eyes Are in Love, 'The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu' Trailer Debut!
  6. ^ "San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Tim Bradstreet and Thomas Jane Talk The Punisher and Much More! - Dread Central". Dread Central. 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  7. ^ "Slamdance '10 REVIEW: 'The Last Lovecraft: The Relic of Cthulhu' - Bloody Disgusting!". Bloody Disgusting!. 2010-02-01. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
  8. ^ Kickstarter: "Support The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl"
  9. ^ The Official Awkward Black Girl Website
  10. ^ "Awkward Black Girl's DNA Is Alive and Well in Issa Rae's HBO Show Insecure". Vulture. Retrieved 2017-02-10.

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