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Tiya Sircar
Tiya Sircar in 2019
Born (1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 42)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
Years active2007–present

Tiya Sircar (born May 16, 1982)[1] is an American actress, known for her role as "Real Eleanor"/Vicky in The Good Place (2016–2020). She also provided the voice for Sabine Wren in Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018), played Rooni Schuman in ABC's Alex, Inc. (2018) and co-starred in The Internship (2013).

Early life and education[edit]

Sircar took dancing and acting classes at a young age. Her parents are Bengali Hindu college professors from Kolkata, West Bengal, India.[2]

Sircar attended the University of Texas at Austin. During her time in university, she interned at BLVD talent agency in Austin, which would go on to act as her first talent agency. The summer before her senior year, she was a tour guide in Rome. Sircar graduated with a BBA in Business/Marketing and a bachelor's in Theater & Dance. After graduation, she worked in sales at Dell before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.[3]


Sircar's television appearances include Master of None, House MD, Hannah Montana, Greek, Moonlight, Numbers, Privileged, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and she has played recurring characters on The Suite Life on Deck[citation needed] and The Good Place. 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.[4]

Sircar also appeared in the 2013 theatrical release The Internship, comedy also starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Rose Byrne.[4] Sircar has stated that she is often get cast as ethnically ambiguous characters because she is not "Indian enough".[5]

Sircar's voice acting for animation include the feature film Walking with Dinosaurs 3D[6] and the television series Star Wars Rebels, which began airing on Disney XD in October 2014. Sircar provides the voice of Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian graffiti artist and explosives expert.[7]

On March 24, 2014, it was announced that Sircar would star in the CBS/FOX pilot How I Met Your Dad, a spinoff of the successful How I Met Your Mother; however, CBS passed on the proposed project.[8][9]

Sircar had a prominent role in the cast of the 2016 comedy television series The Good Place as "the real Eleanor Shellstrop," a virtuous woman mistakenly sent to hell in place of the series' protagonist, another Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell).

In 2018, Sircar began a starring role opposite Zach Braff in ABC's Alex, Inc.[10] The series was cancelled after one season. Sircar subsequently led the Netflix feature film Good Sam in 2019.[11]



Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Heavenly Beauties Indian Dancer Short film
2006 The Insatiable Lisa
2008 The Rock Paper Scissors Show Cecily Short film
Thy Kingdom Come Amy
2009 Hotel for Dogs Marianne
17 Again Samantha
Just Peck Becca
2011 Friends with Benefits Hostess
2012 The Domino Effect Sirisha
Breaking the Girls Piper Sperling
2013 The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Mohea
The Internship Neha Patel
Walking with Dinosaurs Juniper (voice) [12]
2015 Miss India America Lily Prasad
2019 Good Sam Kate Bradley
2023 Maximum Truth Amy Klort
Ghosted Patti[13]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Acceptable.TV Running Bear Episode: "Red Carpet Bros/Mister Sprinkles/Gar/Who's Gonna Train Me?/Operation Kitten Calendar"
House Student #1 Episode: "Human Error"
Hannah Montana Natasha Episode: "Achy Jakey Heart: Part 1"
Moonlight Doctor #2 Episode: "Dr. Feelgood"
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Zoey Episode: "The Turk"
Greek Emma 2 episodes
Numb3rs Shaza Rafiq Episode: "When Worlds Collide"
Privileged Precious Episode: "All About Appearances"
2008–09 The Suite Life on Deck Padma 3 episodes
2009 Phineas and Ferb Mishti Patel (voice) Episode: "That Sinking Feeling"[12]
2010 Make It or Break It Morgan Webster Episode: "Are We Having Fun Yet?"
Better with You Reena Episode: "Pilot"
The Vampire Diaries Aimee Bradley 3 episodes
2011 Georgetown Harper Hawley Unaired ABC pilot
NCIS Lauren Donnelly Episode: "Freedom"
2012 Touch Veronique / Nandu Episode: "Zone of Exclusion"
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Chloe Episode: "Emily and... the Perfect Storm"
Betas Divya Episode: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Witches of East End Amy Matthews Recurring role
2014 The Crazy Ones Allie 3 episodes
How I Met Your Dad Juliet Unaired CBS/FOX pilot[14]
2014–18 Star Wars Rebels Sabine Wren (voice) Main role[12]
2016 Hell's Kitchen Herself Episode: "16 Chefs Compete"
2016–20 The Good Place "The Real Eleanor"/Vicky Sengupta Recurring role (seasons 1-4)[15]
2017 Master of None Priya 2 episodes
The Mindy Project Claire Episode: "Bat Mitzvah"
2017–18 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Sabine Wren (voice) Main role
2017–20 Spirit Riding Free Miss Flores (voice)[12]
2018 Alex, Inc. Arunima 'Rooni' Schuman[16]
Supergirl Fiona Byrne 2 episodes
Christmas Lost and Found Whitney Kennison Television film
2019–22 Young Justice: Outsiders Dolphin, Coral, Chian (voice) Recurring role (5 episodes)[12]
2019 Christmas 9 TO 5 Jennifer Clarke Television film
2020 The Fugitive Pritti Patel Main cast
Robot Chicken Gwen Stefani / Beverly Marsh (voice) Episode: "Ghandi Mulholland in: Plastice Doesn't Get Cancer"
American Dad! Train Actor (voice) Episode: "The Last Ride of the Dodge City Rambler"
Christmas on Wheels Ashley Television film
2021 The Simpsons Bette (voice) Episode: "Uncut Femmes"
Guilty Party Fiona[17] Main cast
Station Eleven Siya Chaudhary Episode: "Wheel of Fire"
2021–22 Mira, Royal Detective Queen of Nayapuram / Mongoose Mother / Mongoose Auntie (voice) Recurring role
2022 The Afterparty Jennifer #1
A Gingerbread Christmas Hazel Stanley Television film

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Sabine Wren [18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Best Actress - Narrative Feature Miss India America Won
Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Action/Drama Star Wars Rebels Nominated


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  2. ^ Ghosh, Ananya (November 17, 2018). "How to be South Asian in America". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on October 8, 2022. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  3. ^ Zighelboim, Selah Maya (Fall 2015). "Making her way to Hollywood". McCombs Magazine. McCombs School of Business. pp. 41–42. Archived from the original on February 28, 2023. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Brittany Frederick (November 6, 2013). "Tiya Sircar Talks About Landing 'The Internship'". Starpulse. Star Pulse. Archived from the original on November 11, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "5 Questions with 'The Internship' Star". Entertainment Tonight. June 7, 2013. Archived from the original on May 6, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  6. ^ "Tiya Sircar Lends Her Voice to 'Walking with Dinosaurs 3D'". News India Times. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  7. ^ Kevin Fitzpatrick (February 19, 2014). "'Star Wars Rebels': Meet Mandalorian Graffiti Artist Sabine!". ScreenCrush. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  8. ^ Tim Kenneally (March 26, 2014). "'How I Met Your Mother' Spinoff Casts 'Crazy Ones' Actress Tiya Sircar as Replacement". The Wrap. Archived from the original on April 8, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  9. ^ James Hibberd (March 26, 2014). "'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff scoop: 'Crazy Ones' actress to replace Krysta Rodriguez". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  10. ^ Kugel, Allison. "Lecy Goranson, Tiya Sircar, Anne Dudek: Women of spring's TV lineup". The Spectrum. Archived from the original on November 21, 2023. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  11. ^ "'Good Sam' Starring Tiya Sircar Gets Netflix Premiere Date". April 22, 2019. Archived from the original on April 23, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Tiya Sircar (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved May 8, 2024. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.
  13. ^ "Ghosted cast: All the actors and characters in the Apple TV+ movie". www.dexerto.com. April 21, 2023. Archived from the original on June 19, 2023. Retrieved June 19, 2023.
  14. ^ Gillman, John (July 13, 2021). "How I Met Your Dad (2014 FOX Pilot)". Vimeo. Archived from the original on July 14, 2021. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  15. ^ "'The Good Place' Actress Tiya Sircar To Star In Netflix Film 'Good Sam'". deadline.com. September 20, 2018. Archived from the original on June 19, 2023. Retrieved June 19, 2023.
  16. ^ "Tiya Sircar". IMDb. Archived from the original on February 8, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  17. ^ "'Guilty Party': Geoff Stults, Jules Latimer, Tiya Sircar, Alanna Ubach Among 6 Cast In Paramount+'s Dark Comedy Series". deadline.com. March 2021. Archived from the original on June 19, 2023. Retrieved June 19, 2023.
  18. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.

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