December 26, 1965 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nadia Dajani (born December 26, 1965) is an American actress. She hosts the baseball comedy web series Caught Off Base with Nadia.
Early life and education
Nadia Dajani was born in Los Angeles, California on December 26, 1965. She grew up the youngest of four children in Greenwich Village, New York City, and is of Irish and Palestinian ancestry. Dajani attended P.S. 41 elementary school, before attending I.S. 70 junior high school in New York City with fellow actor Liev Schreiber.
From 1995 to 1997, Dajani starred as Amanda Moyer in the Fox sitcom Ned & Stacey for two seasons. She starred in numerous television pilots. She appeared on Emily's Reasons Why Not opposite Heather Graham and the Adult Swim cult hit Delocated, as well as successful appearances on Aaron Sorkin projects such as Tina Lake on Sports Night and as the First Lady's Chief of Staff, Lily Mays, on The West Wing.
Dajani has appeared in a variety of television episodes on such shows as Sex and the City ("Critical Condition") and its prequel The Carrie Diaries (where she played a completely different, yet more major role), Ugly Betty, The King of Queens, Body of Proof, and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and starred in the CBS film The Lost Valentine alongside Betty White. She played Gerry Red Wilson's sister-in-law Catherine in ABC's That's Life in 1998. She had a recurring role on the Showtime series The Big C.
Dajani is a founding member of Malaparte Theatre Company, whose artistic director was Ethan Hawke. In 1993 she appeared alongside Calista Flockhart, Ethan Hawke, Steve Zahn in an off-Broadway play, Sophistry. In 2002 Dajani appeared as Bev in Tom Donaghy's Boys and Girls.
She sings backing vocals on Jimmy Fallon's album The Bathroom Wall. Dajani appears in Brady Kiernan's 2011 romantic drama film Stuck Between Stations alongside Josh Hartnett and Michael Imperioli. She had a recurring role on USA Network's Necessary Roughness. In 2011, Dajani appeared the Body of Proof episode "Society Hill". The following year, she guest-starred in an episode of the CBS series The Good Wife.
Dajani is an avid baseball fan and has played in several Celebrity/Legends games for Major League Baseball at the All Star Game. She has a baseball comedy web series titled Caught Off Base with Nadia. Her best friend is Beastie Boys' Adam Horovitz, the two met at P.S. 41 elementary school.
|1996||Flirting with Disaster||Jill|
|1997||Tupperware Party||Becca||Short film|
|1997||Dinner and Driving||Samantha|
|2001||Sidewalks of New York||Hilary|
|2002||Balkanization||Nadia Harding||Short film|
|2002||You Stupid Man||Jasmine|
|2003||This Is Not a Film||Nadia / Grace / Patty|
|2003||View from the Top||Paige|
|2005||Game 6||Renee Simons|
|2008||Gone to the Dogs||Bianca||Short film|
|2010||Little Help, AA Little Help||Angela Behar|
|2011||Lost Valentine, TheThe Lost Valentine||Julie Oliver||Television film|
|2011||Stuck Between Stations||Sheila|
|2014||Opposite Sex, TheThe Opposite Sex||Nancy|
|1990||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Nancy||Episode: "Flour Babies"|
|1991||Woman Named Jackie, AA Woman Named Jackie||Christina Onassis||Miniseries|
|1995–97||Ned & Stacey||Amanda Moyer||Main cast; 35 episodes|
|1997||Dellaventura||Marybeth Fallon||Episode: "Joe Fallon's Daughter"|
|1998||That's Life||Catherine||Main cast; 5 episodes|
|1998||Conrad Bloom||N/A||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1999||King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens||Sophia||Episode: "Maybe Baby"|
|1999||Sports Night||Tina Lake||Episode: "Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks"|
|1999||Oh, Grow Up||Emily||Episode: "Duckboy Flies Again"|
|2000||West Wing, TheThe West Wing||Lilli Mays||Episode: "The White House Pro-Am"|
|2000||King of Queens, TheThe King of Queens||Lisa||Episode: "Class Struggle"|
|2000||Welcome to New York||Cathy||Episode: "It's Hard to Meet Intelligent Women"|
|2002||Sex and the City||Nina Katz||Episode: "Critical Condition"|
|2002||MDs||N/A||Episode: "Time of Death"|
|2006||Emily's Reasons Why Not||Reilly Harvey||Main cast; 7 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order||Ellie Harper||Episode: "Public Service Homicide"|
|2007||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Paula||Episode: "The Bat Mitzvah"|
|2009–10||Delocated||Susan||Main cast (seasons 1–2); 12 episodes|
|2009||Sherri||Tonya||Episode: "There Is No 'I' in Church"|
|2009–10||Ugly Betty||Denise Ludwig||2 episodes|
|2010–11||Big C, TheThe Big C||Tina||4 episodes|
|2011||Body of Proof||Lauren Matthews||Episode: "Society Hill"|
|2011||Necessary Roughness||Margo Ciccero||3 episodes|
|2012||Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife||Sara Gardner||Episode: "After the Fall"|
|2012||Delocated||Mom||Episode: "Reunion Show"|
|2012||Suits||Elaine Cohen||Episode: "The Choice"|
|2013||Carrie Diaries, TheThe Carrie Diaries||Deb||6 episodes|
|2013||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Officer Ryan Quinn||Episode: "Internal Affairs"|
|2014||Elementary||Dr. Grannis||Episode: "Rip Off"|
|2015||2 Broke Girls||Marie Prower||2 episodes|
|2015||Younger||Megyn Vernoff||Episode: "Hot Mitzvah"|
|2011||Paul the Male Matchmaker||Maureen||2 episodes|
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