Tiya Sircar

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Tiya Sircar
Tiya Sircar, 2009 Young Hollywood Awards Red Carpet.jpg
Sircar at Young Hollywood Awards Red Carpet in 2009
Born(1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 32)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present
 
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Tiya Sircar
Tiya Sircar, 2009 Young Hollywood Awards Red Carpet.jpg
Sircar at Young Hollywood Awards Red Carpet in 2009
Born(1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 32)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present

Tiya Sircar (born May 16, 1982) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in The Internship, 17 Again and the series Vampire Diaries.[1] She was included in Anokhi Magazine's "Sexy and Successful in 2010" feature with a full page spread in their 7th Anniversary issue[citation needed]. She can speak a bit of Bengali as well as some Spanish, French and Italian. Sircar is originally from Texas and considers Austin her hometown.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Sircar was born in Fort Worth, Texas of Indian Bengali descent. The daughter of two college professors, Sircar became involved in the performing arts at the age of three. She began with dance (first Indian classical and folk dance, then ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern) but after taking her first acting class at age 7, she realized that acting was the craft she wanted to cultivate into a career.

Sircar attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving two Bachelor's degrees: one in Business/Marketing, the other in Theater & Dance. After college, she moved to Los Angeles to realize her dream of being a professional actor.[2]

Career[edit]

Sircar has appeared in a wide variety of television shows such as House MD, Hannah Montana, Greek, Moonlight, Numbers, Privileged, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and was a recurring character on The Suite Life on Deck. 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.[1]

In the summer of 2009, Sircar introduced fans to her passion for the environment and vast fashion and beauty sense when she was asked to write as a Guest Celebrity Editor for online beauty magazine Beauty Blitz. She informed her readers on the best eco-friendly spas, her favorite organic beauty products and essential animal friendly labels.

Sircar appeared on Season One of the Lifetime's Witches of East End. She also recently completed production on an indie comedy entitled Miss India America. This marks Sircar's first lead role in a feature film. The film's cast also includes Hannah Simone from Fox's New Girl who also served as an executive producer.

Sircar enjoyed her most significant professional success to date, starring in 20th Century Fox's 2013 summer release, The Internship. A comedy also starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Rose Byrne, The Internship marked a major milestone in Sircar's film career.[3]

In addition to on-camera work, Sircar has a keen interest in voice-over work, specifically for animation. To date, she has voiced lead characters in two different animated projects: 20th Century Fox's feature film, Walking with Dinosaurs 3D;[4] and Disney/LucasFilm's 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.[5]

On March 24, 2014, it was announced that Sircar would star in the CBS Pilot "How I Met Your Dad", a spinoff of the successful How I Met Your Mother.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Beyond acting, Sircar cares deeply about animals and the environment. She donates much of her time & resources to organizations that promote wildlife preservation, animal advocacy, and environmental protection. Sircar is also an avid traveler, having visited every continent except Africa & Antarctica. She resides in Los Angeles with her dog, a cockapoo-mix named Vegas.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Heavenly BeautiesIndian DancerShort film
2007Insatiable, TheThe InsatiableLisa
2008Rock Paper Scissors Show, TheThe Rock Paper Scissors ShowCecilyVideo short
2008Wings of FearAmy
2009Hotel for DogsMarianne
200917 AgainSamantha
2009Just PeckBecca
2011Friends with BenefitsHostess
2012Domino Effect, TheThe Domino EffectSirisha
2013Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, TheThe Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy StoneMohea
2013Breaking the GirlsPiper Sperling
2013Internship, TheThe InternshipNeha
2013Walking with DinosaursJuniper (voice)
2014Miss India AmericaLily PrasadCompleted

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Acceptable.TVRunning BearEpisode: "Red Carpet Bros/Mister Sprinkles/Gar/Who's Gonna Train Me?/Operation Kitten Calendar"
2007HouseStudent #1Episode: "Human Error"
2007Hannah MontanaNatashaEpisode: "Achey Jakey Heart: Part 1"
2007MoonlightDoctor #2Episode: "Dr. Feelgood"
2008Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesZoeyEpisode: "The Turk"
2008GreekEmma2 episodes
2008Numb3rsShaza RafiqEpisode: "When Worlds Collide"
2008PrivilegedPreciousEpisode: "All About Appearances"
2008–2009Suite Life on Deck, TheThe Suite Life on DeckPadma3 episodes
2009Phineas and FerbMishti (voice)Episode: "Hide and Seek/That Sinking Feeling"
2010Make It or Break ItMorgan WebsterEpisode: "Are We Having Fun Yet?"
2010Better with YouReenaEpisode: "Pilot"
2010Vampire Diaries, TheThe Vampire DiariesAimee Bradley3 episodes
2011GeorgetownHarper HawleyUnaired ABC pilot
2011NCISLauren DonnellyEpisode: "Freedom"
2012TouchVeronique / NanduEpisode: "Zone of Exclusion"
2013Emily Owens, M.D.ChloeEpisode: "Emily and... the Perfect Storm"
2013BetasDivyaEpisode: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
2013Witches of East EndAmy MatthewsRecurring role; 4 episodes
2014Crazy Ones, TheThe Crazy OnesAllie3 episodes
2014Star Wars RebelsSabine Wren[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brittany Frederick (November 6, 2013). "Tiya Sircar Talks About Landing 'The Internship'". Star Pulse. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio (June 7, 2013). "Tiya Sircar: I Laughed All Day Long". My Fox Atlanta. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.starpulse.com/news/Brittany_Frederick/2013/11/06/tiya_sircar_talks_about_landing_the_in
  4. ^ http://newsindiatimes.com/tiya-sircar-lends-her-voice-to-walking-with-dinosaurs-3d/
  5. ^ http://screencrush.com/star-wars-rebels-characters-sabine-mandalorian-tiya-sircar/
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Spark of Rebellion". Star Wars Rebels. October 3, 2014. Event occurs at 43:07. Disney Channel.

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