Tiya Sircar

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Tiya Sircar
Tiya Sircar May 2014.jpg
Sircar at Star Wars Weekends 2014
Born (1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 32)
Tarrant, Texas
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present

Tiya Sircar (born May 16, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in The Internship, 17 Again and the series Vampire Diaries.[1] She was included in Anokhi Magazine's "Sexy and Successful in 2010" feature with a full page spread in their 7th Anniversary issue. She can speak a bit of Bengali as well as some Spanish, French and Italian. Sircar is originally from Texas and considers Austin her hometown.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Sircar was born in Tarrant, Texas,[2] of Indian descent. The daughter of a college professor, Sircar became involved in the performing arts at the age of three. She began with dance (ballet, jazz, modern and South Asian folk and classical dance) and then became equally interested in acting and musical theater. She continued to study and perform in school and community productions before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a professional acting career in Hollywood.[3]


Sircar has appeared in a wide variety of television shows such as House MD, Hannah Montana, Greek, Moonlight, Numb3rs, Privileged, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and was a recurring character on The Suite Life on Deck. In 2008, she played a Mac Genius as part of Apple’s national ad campaign. The following year, she voiced an animated character for the Disney show Phineas & Ferb. She was cast in New Line Cinema's 17 Again as "Samantha"–a high school senior with a crush on the lead character played by Zac Efron.[1]

In the summer of 2009, Sircar introduced fans to her passion for the environment and vast fashion and beauty sense when she was asked to write as a Guest Celebrity Editor for online beauty magazine Beauty Blitz. Tiya informed her readers on the best eco-friendly spas, her favorite organic beauty products and essential animal friendly labels. She continues to support various environmental organizations as well as social organizations that support the humane treatment of animals.

Sircar has completed work on the film Just Peck with Marcia Cross and Camryn Manheim which was showcased at the coveted 2009 Cannes Film Festival. She also recently finished filming the action/adventure film The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone starring James Hong and Jansen Panettiere, shot on location in Thailand. Her latest film, entitled Laggies, co-starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, and Sam Rockwell, is currently in post-production. Most recently, Sircar appeared on Season One of the Lifetime's Witches of East End.

On March 24, 2014, it was announced that Sircar would star in the CBS Pilot "How I Met Your Dad", a spinoff of the successful How I Met Your Mother.[4][5]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Insatiable Lisa
2008 of Fear, WingsWings of Fear Amy
2009 Hotel for Dogs Marianne
2009 17 Again Samantha
2009 Just Peck Becca
2011 Friends with Benefits Hostess
2012 Domino Effect, TheThe Domino Effect Sirisha
2013 The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Mohea
2013 The Internship Neha Patel
2013 Walking with Dinosaurs Juniper Voice
2014 Laggies Zareena Post-Production[6]
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Acceptable.TV Running Bear
2007 House MD Alex Guest (1 episode)
2007 Hannah Montana Rastus Sommers Guest (1 episodes)
2007 , MoonlightMoonlight Doctor #2 Guest (1 episode)
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Zoey Guest (1 episodes)
2008 Greek Emma Guest (2 episode)
2008 Numb3rs Shaza Rafiq Guest (1 episode)
2008 Privileged Precious Guest (1 episode)
2008–2009 The Suite Life on Deck Padma Guest (3 episode)
2009 Phineas and Ferb Mishti Guest (1 episode)
2010 Make It or Break It Morgan Webster Guest (1 episode)
2010 Better with You Reena Guest (1 episode)
2010 The Vampire Diaries Aimee Bradley Guest (3 episode)
2011 NCIS Lauren Donnelly Guest (1 episode)
2012 Touch Veronique / Nandu Guest (1 episode)
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Chloe Guest (1 episode)
2013 Witches of East End Amy Matthews Guest (4 episode)
2014 Star Wars Rebels Sabine Wren Main role
2014 The Crazy Ones Allie Guest (2 episodes)


  1. ^ a b Brittany Frederick (November 6, 2013). "Tiya Sircar Talks About Landing 'The Internship'". Star Pulse. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VDQ6-28K
  3. ^ Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio (June 7, 2013). "Tiya Sircar: I Laughed All Day Long". My Fox Atlanta. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  4. ^ Tim Kenneally (March 26, 2014). "‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff Casts ‘Crazy Ones’ Actress Tiya Sircar as Replacement". The Wrap. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  5. ^ James Hibberd (March 26, 2014). "'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff scoop: 'Crazy Ones' actress to replace Krysta Rodriguez". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  6. ^ Laggies at the Internet Movie Databaseb