Alice Amter

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Alice Amter
Alice Amter and José Yenque.jpg
Amter (left) with José Yenque at the 2012 Alma Awards
Born Alice Edwards[1]
(1966-05-11) 11 May 1966 (age 52)
Birmingham, England
Occupation Actress
Known for Mrs. Koothrappali
(The Big Bang Theory)

Alice Amter (born 11 May 1966 in Birmingham[2][3]) is an English actress, best known for her character Mrs. Koothrappali in the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory and Dr. Kapoor on Hot in Cleveland.

Born Alice Edwards, she grew up in Handsworth before moving to Edgbaston, Leamington Spa and Rubery. Whilst living in Leamington Spa she spent time in a children's home on Warwick New Road. Her single German mother later cared for her. Amter attended Milverton Junior and Infant School and she received a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and International Relations from Wolverhampton University.[4]

She has lived in France, Germany, Japan (where she taught English in the early 1990s), and the United States. She moved to Los Angeles, California in the early 1990s. Despite her best-known role as "Mrs. Koothrappali", she has said she has no Indian ancestry.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Alice's journey from Leamington children's home to Hollywood", LeamingtonCourier; accessed 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed 3 July 2015.
  3. ^ Alice Amter celebrates her birthday with friends at the Stone Rose...,; accessed 18 November 2014.
  4. ^ a b Brummie actress Alice Amter reveals how she made it in Hollywood,; accessed 18 November 2014.
  5. ^ Alice Amter on IMDb