Tiya Sircar

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Tiya Sircar
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Tiya Sircar in 2019
Born (1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 40)
Alma materUniversity of Texas at Austin
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present

Tiya Sircar (born May 16, 1982)[1] is an American actress best 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]

Career[edit]

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'd often get cast as ethnically ambiguous characters because she's 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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Heavenly Beauties Indian Dancer Short film
2007 The Insatiable Lisa
2008 The Rock Paper Scissors Show Cecily Video short
2008 Wings of Fear Amy
2009 Hotel for Dogs Marianne
2009 17 Again Samantha
2009 Just Peck Becca
2011 Friends with Benefits Hostess
2012 The Domino Effect Sirisha
2012 Breaking the Girls Piper Sperling
2013 The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Mohea
2013 The Internship Neha Patel
2013 Walking with Dinosaurs Juniper (voice)
2015 Miss India America Lily Prasad
2018 Christmas Lost and Found Whitney Kennison Television film
2019 Good Sam Kate Bradley
2019 Christmas 9 TO 5 Jennifer Clarke Television film
2020 Christmas on Wheels Ashley Television film
2022 ”A Gingerbread Christmas” Hazel Television film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Acceptable.TV Running Bear Episode: "Red Carpet Bros/Mister Sprinkles/Gar/Who's Gonna Train Me?/Operation Kitten Calendar"
2007 House Student #1 Episode: "Human Error"
2007 Hannah Montana Natasha Episode: "Achy Jakey Heart: Part 1"
2007 Moonlight Doctor #2 Episode: "Dr. Feelgood"
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Zoey Episode: "The Turk"
2008 Greek Emma 2 episodes
2008 Numb3rs Shaza Rafiq Episode: "When Worlds Collide"
2008 Privileged Precious Episode: "All About Appearances"
2008–2009 The Suite Life on Deck Padma 2 episodes
2009 Phineas and Ferb Mishti (voice) Episode: "Hide and Seek/That Sinking Feeling"
2010 Make It or Break It Morgan Webster Episode: "Are We Having Fun Yet?"
2010 Better with You Reena Episode: "Pilot"
2010 The Vampire Diaries Aimee Bradley 3 episodes
2011 Georgetown Harper Hawley Unaired ABC pilot
2011 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"
2013 Betas Divya Episode: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
2013 Witches of East End Amy Matthews Recurring role; 4 episodes
2014 The Crazy Ones Allie 3 episodes
2014 How I Met Your Dad Juliet Unaired CBS/FOX pilot[12]
2014–2018 Star Wars Rebels Sabine Wren (voice) Main role; 64 episodes[13]
2016 Hell's Kitchen Herself Guest diner; Episode: "16 Chefs Compete"
2016–2020 The Good Place "The Real Eleanor"/Vicky Sengupta Recurring role (seasons 1-4)
2017 Master of None Priya 2 episodes
2017 The Mindy Project Claire Episode: "Bat Mitzvah"
2017–2018 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Sabine Wren (voice) Main role; 6 episodes
2017–2020 Spirit Riding Free Miss Flores (voice) Main role
2018 Alex, Inc. Arunima 'Rooni' Schuman[14] Main role; 10 episodes
2018 Supergirl Fiona Byrne 2 episodes
2019 Young Justice: Outsiders Dolphin (voice) Episode: "Quiet Conversations"
2020 The Fugitive Pritti Main cast
2020 Robot Chicken Gwen Stefani, Beverly Marsh (voice) Episode: "Ghandi Mulholland in: Plastic Doesn't Get Cancer"
2021 The Simpsons Erin (voice) Episode: "Uncut Femmes"
2021 Guilty Party Fiona Main cast
2021 Station Eleven Siya Chaudhary Episode: "Wheel of Fire"
2022 The Afterparty Jennifer #1 7 episodes

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Sabine Wren [15]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiya Sircar | Biography, Movie Highlights and Photos". AllMovie, Netaktion LLC. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  2. ^ Ghosh, Ananya (2018-11-17). "How to be South Asian in America". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2021-02-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Zighelboim, Selah Maya (Fall 2015). "Making her way to Hollywood". McCombs Magazine. McCombs School of Business. pp. 41–42. 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. Retrieved 2021-02-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Tiya Sircar Lends Her Voice to 'Walking with Dinosaurs 3D'". News India Times. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  7. ^ kevinfitzpatrick (February 19, 2014). "'Star Wars Rebels': Meet Mandalorian Graffiti Artist Sabine!". ScreenCrush. 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. 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. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  10. ^ Kugel, Allison. "Lecy Goranson, Tiya Sircar, Anne Dudek: Women of spring's TV lineup". The Spectrum. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  11. ^ "'Good Sam' Starring Tiya Sircar Gets Netflix Premiere Date". 22 April 2019.
  12. ^ Gillman, John (July 13, 2021). "How I Met Your Dad (2014 FOX Pilot)". Vimeo. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  13. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.
  14. ^ "Tiya Sircar". IMDb. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  15. ^ Avalanche Software. Disney Infinity 3.0. Scene: Closing credits, 5:39 in, Featuring the Voice Talents of.

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