Mitra at the Los Angeles Comic Book Convention, 2009
|Born||Rhona Natasha Mitra
9 August 1976
Hampstead, London, England, UK
|Occupation||Actress, model, singer, songwriter|
Rhona Natasha Mitra (born 9 August 1976), sometimes credited as Rona Mitra, is an English actress, model and singer.
Mitra began her career as a model. She came to prominence as the Lara Croft model between 1997 and 1998. After completing her stint as Lara Croft, she concentrated on acting and is best known for her roles as Holly Marie Begins on the sixth season of Party of Five (1999–2000); as Tara Wilson on the final season of The Practice (2003–2004) and the first and second seasons of Boston Legal (2004–2005); as Detective Kit McGraw on the third season of Nip/Tuck (2005); in the lead role of the science fiction/action film Doomsday as Major Eden Sinclair (2008); as Sonja in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009); and as Major Rachel Dalton on the third and fourth seasons of Strike Back (2012–2013). In 2014 she gained a lead role as Dr. Rachel Scott on the television series The Last Ship (2014–present).
Rhona Mitra was born in Hampstead, London, the daughter of Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon, and Nora Downey. Her father is of Indian background. She has a brother, Jason, who is two years older, and a younger brother, Guyan, who is a travel writer for Lonely Planet and The Sunday Times.
Mitra appeared as the live action model for Lara Croft, the lead character in Eidos Interactive's Tomb Raider video game series before Angelina Jolie took the role for the two Tomb Raider films (2001–2003). Mitra was ranked No. 46 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001. She played the romantic interest of Christopher Lambert in Beowulf. Her first main role came as Scott Wolf's illicit love interest on Party of Five. In 2000, Mitra had a small role in the film Hollow Man, as a neighbour sexually assaulted by Kevin Bacon's character. She had a main role in the medical drama Gideon's Crossing, as Dr. Alejandra "Ollie" Klein. Mitra then had roles in Ali G Indahouse, Sweet Home Alabama, Stuck on You, and leading roles in Highwaymen and Spartacus. Mitra appeared in the final season of The Practice as Tara Wilson, and continued that role into its spin-off Boston Legal, but left not long into the second season. In 2005, Mitra played the role of Kit McGraw during Season 3 of Nip/Tuck. Mitra then went on to appear in Skinwalkers, The Number 23 and Shooter.
In 2008, Mitra starred in the lead role of the science fiction/action film Doomsday as Major Eden Sinclair (sometimes mistakenly named in some databases as being Caryn Peterson), and in 2009 went on to star in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans as Sonja, the daughter of the powerful vampire elder Viktor (played by Bill Nighy). While filming, she grew fond of her vampire fangs, even declining to remove them when they couldn't be seen. "I put those fangs on the first day and I felt they should always have been there; it's strange. So I kept them in through the entire time of shooting, throughout all my dialogue and everything." She also appeared in three episodes of Stargate Universe.
She stars in the 2010 Anders Anderson thriller film Stolen, alongside Josh Lucas, Jon Hamm and James Van Der Beek. She portrayed Claire Radcliff in the 2010 ABC supernatural series The Gates. She played Major Rachel Dalton on Cinemax's series Strike Back: Project Vengeance, replacing Amanda Mealing.
|1997||Eddie Izzard: Glorious||Groupie||Video|
|1998||Kid in Aladdin's Palace, AA Kid in Aladdin's Palace||Sheherazade||Video|
|1998||Croupier||Girl with Joint|
|1998||Monk Dawson||Mollie Jolliffe|
|1999||How to Breed Gibbons||Juliet||Short film|
|2000||Hollow Man||Sebastian's Neighbor|
|2002||Ali G Indahouse||Kate Hedges|
|2002||Sweet Home Alabama||Tabatha Wadmore-Smith|
|2003||Life of David Gale, TheThe Life of David Gale||Berlin|
|2003||Stuck on You||Bus Stop Bombshell|
|2007||Number 23, TheThe Number 23||Laura Tollins|
|2009||Underworld: Rise of the Lycans||Sonja|
|2009||Separation City||Katrien Becker|
|2010||Reuniting the Rubins||Andie Rubin|
|2014||Loft, TheThe Loft||Allison Vanowen|
|2016||Hard Target 2||Sofia|
|1995||Ghostbusters of East Finchley||Cass||Episode: "1.5"|
|1996||Bill, TheThe Bill||Sarah Wickes||Episode: "Outer"|
|1997||Lust for Glorious||La Dame Française||TV film|
|1997||Man Who Made Husbands Jealous, TheThe Man Who Made Husbands Jealous||Flora Seymour||TV miniseries|
|1999–2000||Party of Five||Holly Marie Beggins||Recurring role (12 episodes)|
|2000||Secret Agent Man||Lacey Sullivan||Episode: "Supernaked"|
|2000–01||Gideon's Crossing||Dr. Alejandra Ollie Klein||Main role (20 episodes)|
|2003–04||Practice, TheThe Practice||Tara Wilson||Main role (22 episodes)|
|2004||Boston Legal||Tara Wilson||Main role (20 episodes)|
|2005||Nip/Tuck||Kit McGraw||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2010||Stargate Universe||Commander Kiva||Episodes: "Subversion", "Incursion: Parts 1 & 2"|
|2010||Gates, TheThe Gates||Claire Radcliff||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2012||Crisis Point||Cameron Grainger||TV film|
|2012–13||Strike Back||Maj. Rachel Dalton||Regular role (14 episodes)|
|2014–present||The Last Ship||Dr. Rachel Scott||Main role|
|2016||Squadron 42||TBA||Voice / Motion Capture|
- "Getting Naked" (1997)
- James Mottram (3 May 2008). "Rhona Mitra: she's Mad Max in mascara for Brit thriller Doomsday". The Times. Retrieved 3 May 2008.
- "The Laras: a look back in danger". BBC News. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
- "2001 Hot 100". Maxim. 1 May 2001. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
- "Mitra Mad About Her Vampire Fangs", ContactMusic, 30 January 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- McNary, Dave (3 February 2010). "IFC pays for 'Stolen' rights Thriller to air on video on demand before theaters". Variety. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- "ABC to Open the First Seventeen Minutes of The Gates". Dreadcentral.com. 17 June 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
- Andreeva, Nellie. "Rhona Mitra to Join Cinemax Action Drama 'Strike Back' as Female Lead in Season 2". Deadline.com, 6 January 2012. Retrieved 12 May 2012.
- "The Last Ship Interview with Rhona Mitra". Collider.
- "Lara-Model als Popstar?". Der Spiegel (in German) (Spiegel-Verlag). 11 November 1999. Retrieved 8 October 2009.
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