Nazneen Contractor

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Nazneen Contractor
Born (1982-08-26) August 26, 1982 (age 36)
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Carlo Rota (m. 2010)
Children 2

Nazneen Contractor (born August 26, 1982) is an Indian-born Canadian actress best known for her role as Layla Hourani on CBC's The Border, and as Kayla Hassan on 24 in 2010.

Early life[edit]

Contractor was born in Bombay to Parsi parents. She and her family moved to Nigeria when she was 7 and finally settled in Toronto, where she spent the majority of her childhood and young adulthood.[1]

She married English actor and 24 alumnus Carlo Rota on April 1, 2010.[2] They have one son and one daughter.[1]


2008–2009 The Border Layla Hourani Series
2010 Rules of Engagement Suneetha Series
2010 24 Kayla Hassan Series
2011 Seance the Summoning Eva Film
2012 Pegasus vs. Chimera Philony Film
2013 Star Trek Into Darkness Rima Harewood Film
2013–2014 Revenge Jess Series
2014 Bones Sari Nazeri Series
2014 Person of Interest Maria Martinez Series
2014 Covert Affairs Sydney/Stephanie Series
2015 Dying Light Jade/various others (voice) Video game
2015 Scorpion Sima/Fatima Series
2015 Castle Layla Nazif Series
2015 Stalker Adele Marshall Series[3]
2015 Heroes Reborn Farah Series
2017 Tiny House of Terror Jackie Film
2017 Roman J. Israel, Esq. Melina Nassour (Ass't. D.A.) Film
2017 Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters Riya (voice) TV series
2017–present Ransom Zara Hallam Series[4]


  1. ^ a b Girn, Raj (April 2014). "Open Chest Interview with Actress, Nazneen Contractor". Open Chest. Anokhi. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ Brioux, Bill (22 May 2010). "Goodbye, Mr. Bauer". Toronto Star. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ ""Stalker" The News (TV Episode 2015)". IMDb. 21 January 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  4. ^ "'Chicago Justice': Nazneen Contractor Exits NBC Legal Drama (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-18.

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