India de Beaufort

India de Beaufort

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India de Beaufort
India de Beaufort.jpg

de Beaufort’s 2016 shot by Bjoern Kommerell
Born India Beaufort Lloyd
(1987-06-27) 27 June 1987 (age 30)
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
Other names India Beau
Occupation Actress, singer-songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Spouse(s) Todd Grinnell

India de Beaufort (born India Beaufort Lloyd; 27 June 1987) is a British actress and singer-songwriter, married to actor Todd Grinnell.

Early life[edit]

de Beaufort was born in Kingston Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.[1] 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.[2] India attended Esher College in Surrey, England.[3]


In 1994, de Beaufort appeared in a music video for artist Lulu “Every Woman Knows”, and in 1996 had a brief appearance as an orphan child in an episode of Penelope Keith‘s Next of Kin.

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.[4] 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.[5] The following year she became the face of US makeup line Me by Mezhgan, created by the head of American Idols make up department, Mezhgan Hussainy.[6] 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.[7]

In 2009, de Beaufort joined the cast of The CW teen drama series One Tree Hill as Miranda Stone during the seventh season.

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 2015, de Beaufort was cast as Jules Jackman in the ABC prime-time television soap opera Blood & Oil.[8]

In 2016 de Beaufort was cast in recurring roles on Younger and NCIS LA. She also guest starred on 2 Broke Girls.

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.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Run Fatboy Run Maya Goshdashtidar
2015 The Better Half Dina Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
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 Younger Radha Recurring role
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
Video game roles
Year Title Role Notes
2015 Infinite Crisis Arcane Supergirl Voice

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