India de Beaufort
|India de Beaufort|
de Beaufort’s 2016 shot by Bjoern Kommerell
|Born||India Beaufort Lloyd
(1987-06-27) 27 June 1987
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
|Other names||India Beau|
India de Beaufort (born India Beaufort Lloyd; 27 June 1987) is a British actress and singer-songwriter, married to actor Todd Grinnell.
de Beaufort was born in Kingston Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. Her mother is Karen de Beaufort, born in Liverpool in 1959, and her father is Nick Lloyd, born in London in 1959. Both parents were in the entertainment industry as dancers during the 1970s and 1980s, appearing in many British TV shows. India has an older brother, Thomas Beaufort Lloyd (born 3 September 1985). de Beaufort’s Grandfather Roger de Beaufort was born in Calcutta, India, however this is not the origin of her name. She is of British, Irish, French Indian background. India attended Esher College in Surrey, England.
In 2002, aged 15, de Beaufort signed to Entertainment Rights as a singer/songwriter and actress, In the same year she was cast as a principal character in the BAFTA nominated The Basil Brush Show as India Beau. de Beaufort went on to shoot three seasons with the show, and also performed as a featured artist on the Christmas single “Boom Boom, its Basil Brush”. The song remained in the UK charts for three weeks at position 44. During India’s time with the cast of the CBBC sitcom, India performed at Proms in the Park and took part in a nationwide tour.
In 2006, de Beaufort was cast as Maya in Simon Pegg‘s Run Fatboy Run, directed by David Schwimmer. She has said in many interviews that this production switched her path from singer to actress. The following year she became the face of US makeup line Me by Mezhgan, created by the head of American Idol‘s make up department, Mezhgan Hussainy. In 2008, de Beaufort was cast as the pagan warrior Aneka in BBC/Comedy Central parody series, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. The comedy was shot in Budapest, Hungary.
From 2010 to 2012, de Beaufort played India Jourdain in the ABC Family comedy-drama series Jane by Design. The series was cancelled after one season. She later had the recurring roles in Necessary Roughness and Chicago P.D.. She also guest starred on Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, Castle and The Night Shift. From 2014 to 2017, de Beaufort did her first voice role as Clover in the Netflix show All Hail King Julien.
In 2017 de Beaufort joined the cast of Veep for HBO. She was also cast in the ABC pilot The Gospel of Kevin, later changed to Kevin (Probably) Saves the World; it was picked up to series and premiered on 3 October 2017.
|2007||Run Fatboy Run||Maya Goshdashtidar|
|2015||The Better Half||Dina||Post-production|
|1996||Next of Kin||Deprived Youngster||Episode: “The Theme Park”|
|2003–05||The Basil Brush Show||India||Recurring role, 21 episodes|
|2009||Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire||Aneka||6 episodes|
|2009–10||One Tree Hill||Miranda Stone||Recurring role, 12 episodes|
|2011||Chuck||Jasmine||Episode: “Chuck Versus Agent X“|
|2012||Jane by Design||India Jourdain||Main role, 17 episodes|
|2013||Necessary Roughness||India||3 episodes|
|2013||How I Met Your Mother||Sophia||Episode: “Knight Vision“|
|2014||Chicago P.D.||Layla Roslyn||3 episodes|
|2014–2017||All Hail King Julien||Clover, Crimson||Voice|
|2015||Castle||Taylor McKinley||Episode: “I, Witness”|
|2015||The Night Shift||Farrah||Episode: “Darkest Before Dawn”|
|2015||Blood & Oil||Jules Jackman||Series regular, 10 episodes|
|2016||NCIS: Los Angeles||Alex||Episode: “Glasnost”|
|2017||Veep||Brie Ramachandran||Episode: “Chicklet” (6.5)|
|2017||Kevin (Probably) Saves the World||Kristin Allen||Main role|
|2015||Infinite Crisis||Arcane Supergirl||Voice|