Rhona Mitra

Rhona Natasha Mitra (Bengali) (sometimes credited as Rona Mitra; born 9 August 1976) is an English actress, model and singer.

Early life

Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, the daughter of Antony Mitra, a cosmeticsurgeon, and Nora Downey. She has an older brother, Jason Wath Mitra, who is two years her senior, and a younger brother Guyan who is a travel writer for Lonely Planet and The Sunday Times. Her father is of English and Indian descent, and her mother is Irish. In 1984, when Mitra was eight, her parents divorced, and she was sent to boarding school. She spent several years at two different schools, including Roedean, but Mitra says she was eventually expelled from both of them.

Career

Mitra played the romantic interest of Christopher Lambert in Beowulf. Her first main role came asScott Wolf's illicit love interest on Party of Five. In 2000, Mitra had a small role in the film Hollow Man, as a neighbour assaulted by Kevin Bacon's character. She had a main role in 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). She also appeared in three episodes of Stargate Universe.

Mitra appeared as the live action model for Lara Croft, the lead character in Eidos Interactive'sTomb Raider video game series. Mitra was ranked #46 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2001. 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.


Filmography
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Ghostbusters of East FinchleyCass
1996The BillSarah Wickes
1997Lust for GloriousFrench girl #1
1997The Man Who Made Husbands JealousFlora Seymour
1998The Pepsi ChartHerselfCo-presenter
1998A Kid in Aladdin's PalaceSheherazade
1998CroupierGirl with joint
1998Monk DawsonMollie
1999How to Breed GibbonsJuliet
1999BeowulfKyra
2000Secret Agent ManLacey Sullivan
2000Party of FiveHolly Begins12 episodes
2000Hollow ManSebastian's Neighbor
2000Get CarterGeraldine
2000Gideon's CrossingDr. Alejandra 'Ollie' Klein20 episodes
2002Ali G IndahouseKate Hedges
2002Sweet Home AlabamaTabatha Wadmore-Smith
2003HighwaymenMolly
2003The Life of David GaleBerlin
2003Stuck on YouBus Stop Bombshell
2003The PracticeTara Wilson22 episodes
2004SpartacusVarinia
2004Boston LegalTara Wilson20 episodes
2005Nip/TuckDetective Kit McGraw5 episodes
2006SkinwalkersRachel Talbot
2007The Number 23Laura Tollins
2007ShooterAlourdes Galindo
2008DoomsdayEden Sinclair
2009Underworld: Rise of the LycansSonja
2009StolenBarbara Adkins
2009Separation CityKatrien Becker
2010Stargate UniverseKiva3 episodes
2010Re-Uniting the RubinsAndie Rubins
2010The GatesRadcliff13 episodes
2011Bad KarmaKelly

Discography

Albums
  • Come Alive (1998, produced by Dave Stewart) 
  • Female Icon (1999, produced by Dave Stewart) 
Singles
  • "Getting Naked" (1997)

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