JEMMA REDGRAVE

Jemma Redgrave

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British actress
Jemma Redgrave
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Jemma Redgrave reading Poems from Guantánamo at the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2007
Born
Jemima[1] Rebecca Redgrave

(1965-01-14) 14 January 1965 (age 54)

London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s)
Tim Owen (m. 1992)
Children 2
Parent(s)
Relatives
Family Redgrave

Jemima (Jemma) Rebecca Redgrave (born 14 January 1965) is a fourth-generation English actress of the Redgrave family. She is best known for her role as the title character in four series of Bramwell, as well as her recurring role in Doctor Who as Kate Stewart, Head of Scientific Research at UNIT. As well as a successful career in television, she has appeared in many onstage productions and on film, including her portrayal as Evie Wilcox in the BAFTA-award winning Merchant Ivory adaptation of Howards End.

Early life and family[edit]

Jemma Redgrave, with her father Corin, and aunts, Lynn and Vanessa, at ‘Poems from Guantánamo’, 2007.

Born in London, she is the daughter of the actor Corin Redgrave and his first wife, Deirdre Hamilton-Hill, a former fashion model. They divorced when Jemma was nine. She has a brother, Luke Redgrave, who is a camera operator,[2] and two half-brothers, Arden and Harvey Redgrave. Her mother died in 1997[2] and her father died in 2010.[3]

She is the grand-daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, as well as being the niece of actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, and cousin of Joely Richardson, Carlo Nero and Natasha Richardson. Her step-mother is the actress Kika Markham.

Career[edit]

Education[edit]

As a youngster, she attended the Godolphin and Latymer school in Hammersmith[4]. She then enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art[5] at the age of 18.

Stage[edit]

After graduation, Redgrave landed a succession of high-profile stage acting roles: in the 1988 stage production of Strindberg‘s Easter; in Lady Windermere’s Fan in Belfast, Northern Ireland; as Emily in Thornton Wilder‘s Our Town; as Irina in a 1990 revival of Anton Chekhov‘s The Three Sisters in London’s West End with her aunts Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave; in 1993 with Colin Firth in Alexander Griboyedov‘s Chatsky at the Almeida Theatre, London; and in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2001 at the Albery Theatre (now the Noel Coward Theatre), London, playing Titania alongside Dawn French as Bottom.

In 2010, she appeared in New York’s Public Theater in The Great Game: Afghanistan which featured seven hours of on-stage acting.[6] Redgrave appeared in four of the twelve plays.[7] In 2012, Redgrave appeared alongside Ben Chaplin in Roger Michell‘s production of Farewell to the Theatre at the Hampstead Theatre, followed by starring roles in Donkeys’ Years (2014) and An Ideal Husband (2016).

In 2018, Redgrave appeared in another Roger Michell production, appearing again alongside Ben Chaplin, this time in Joe Penhall‘s Mood Music at The Old Vic.[8]

Television[edit]

She has appeared in many roles on British television, including leading actor roles as the eponymous Dr. Eleanor Bramwell in four series of ITV’s Bramwell and as D.S. Eve Granger in Cold Blood, alongside John Hannah and Matthew Kelly. Redgrave also appeared as Eleanor in Roger Michell‘s The Buddha of Suburbia: a four-part adaptation of the ground-breaking novel of the same name by Hanif Kureishi and with a soundtrack written and performed specifically for the production by David Bowie.

Other prominent roles have included Francesca Rochester in Judge John Deed and Dee Stanton in Like Father, Like Son. In 2007, she portrayed Lady Bertram in Mansfield Park and Sophie Wall in Waking the Dead, followed by a 2009 appearance in the Sally Wainwright-penned series, Unforgiven. In 2013, she also appeared as Doctor Zoe Evans in the BBC One drama series Frankie.[9].

From 2016 to 2018, Redgrave played former-RAMC surgeon, Major Berenice Wolfe, in the popular BBC medical drama Holby City. In 2019, she joined the cast of ITV’s Grantchester as Amelia, the mother of the show’s lead character, Rev. Will Davenport.[10]

Doctor Who[edit]

In 2012, Jemma became the first (and, as of yet, only) member of the Redgrave acting family to appear in Doctor Who, making her first appearance as Kate Stewart, the daughter of The Brigadier (Lethbridge-Stewart) and current Head of Scientific Research at UNIT, in “The Power of Three” and reprising the role a year later in the 50th anniversary episode “The Day of the Doctor“: a special episode featuring three Doctors (John Hurt, David Tennant and Matt Smith) which was broadcast by the BBC in 94 countries simultaneously and in cinemas worldwide (earning a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest ever simulcast of a TV drama).[11]

Redgrave returned to the role of Kate Stewart in the Doctor Who (series 8) finale “Death in Heaven“, and in the 2015 episodes “The Magician’s Apprentice“, “The Zygon Invasion” and “The Zygon Inversion“, appearing alongside Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor.

Since 2015, she has also appeared as Kate Stewart as the lead in numerous UNIT audio adventures for Big Finish Productions, working alongside the likes of Ingrid Oliver, Ramon Tikaram, Derek Jacobi and Alex Kingston.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1988 Dream Demon Diana Harley Cokeliss
1992 Howards End Evie Wilcox James Ivory Winner of Best Film BAFTA (1992). Winner of Cannes Film Festival 45th Anniversary Prize. Nominated for Best Motion Picture at 50th Golden Globe Awards. Nominated for Best Picture at 65th Academy Awards
1993 One Night Stand Kate Bill Britten
1994 Power and Lovers Emily Aldo Lado
1998 The Acid House Jenny Paul McGuigan
2003 I’ll Be There Rebecca Edmonds Craig Ferguson
2005 Lassie Daisy Charles Sturridge Nominated for Critics Choice Award at Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2007). Nominated for Best Irish Film at Irish Film and Television Awards (2007).
2016 Love and Friendship Lady DeCourcy Whit Stillman Nominated for Film of the Year at the London Film Critics Circle Awards 2016

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Tales of the Unexpected Violette Charbonneau Episode: “A Time to Die”
1990 The Real Charlotte Pamela Dysart TV miniseries
1991 All Good Things Elaine Wilson TV miniseries
Performance Caroline Coon Episode: “The Trials of Oz”
1993 Diana: Her True Story Carolyn Bartholomew TV film
The Buddha of Suburbia Eleanor Episode: “1.4”
1995–98 Bramwell Dr. Eleanor Bramwell Main role (27 episodes)
1998 Mosley Cimmie Curzon Recurring role (4 episodes)
2000 Blue Murder Gale TV film
Cry Wolf Dr. Jocelyn Wolf Episode: “1.5”
Fish Joanna Morgan Main role (6 episodes)
Bramwell V Dr. Eleanor Bramwell TV series
2001 High Stakes Anna Foster Episode: “The Do-Gooders”
Judge John Deed Francesca Rochester Episodes: “Rough Justice”, “Appropriate Response”
2002 Episode: “Nobody’s Fool”
The Swap Jen Forrester 2 episodes
My Family Dr. Connor Episode: “Shrink Rap”
2004 Amnesia Jenna Dean 2 episodes
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Grace Finnegan Episode: “If Wishes Were Horses”
The Grid MI6 Agent Emily Tuthill TV miniseries
2005 Tom Brown’s Schooldays Mary Arnold TV film
Like Father Like Son Dee Stanton 2 episodes
Cold Blood Eve Granger TV film
2006 Lewis Trudi Griffon TV film
2007 Waking the Dead Sophie Wall Episodes: “Mask of Sanity: Parts 1 & 2”
Cold Blood 2 Eve Granger TV film
Mansfield Park Lady Bertram TV film
The Relief of Belsen Jean McFarlane TV film
Cold Blood Eve Granger Episodes: “Interference”, “Dead and Buried”
2008 Episode: “The Last Hurrah”
Agatha Christie’s Marple: Murder Is Easy Jessie Humbleby TV film
2009 Unforgiven Rachel Belcombe Main role
2010 Law & Order: UK Helena Marsden Episode: “Shaken”
2012–15 Doctor Who Kate Stewart 6 episodes
2013 Frankie Dr. Zoe Evans Main role (6 episodes)
2014 Dracula Minerva Westenra Episode: “A Whiff of Sulphur” “Four Roses”
Inspector George Gently Jennifer Bing Episode: “Gently With Honour”
2015 Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain Clementine Churchill
2016–17, 2018-Dec 2018 Holby City Bernie Wolfe Main role (63 episodes)
2019 Grantchester Amelia Davenport Recurring role (2 episodes)

Theatre credits[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre Director
1986 Lady Windermere’s Fan Lady Windermere Lyric Theatre, Belfast Richard Digby Day
1986 What the Butler Saw Geraldine Lyric Theatre, Belfast Richard Digby Day
1986 Miss Julie Miss Julie UK Tour Laurence Boswell
1988 Easter (play) Eleanora Haymarket Theatre (Leicester) David Leveaux
1988 Panorama Geraldine King’s Head Theatre Penny Churns
1988 School for Scandal Lady Teazle Bristol Old Vic Les Waters
1988 An Enemy of the People Petra Playhouse Theatre David Thacker
1990 Seven Years Clarissa Royal Court Theatre
1990 Three Sisters (play) Irina Queen’s Theatre Robert Sturua
1991 Our Town Emily Shaftesbury Theatre Robert Ackerman
1991 [[As You Like It Rosalind Greenwich Theatre Robert Carson
1992 Cyrano de Bergerac Roxanne Greenwich Theatre Matthew Francis
1993 Chatsky Sophie Almeida Theatre & UK Tour Jonathan Kent
1998 Major Barbara Major Barbara Piccadilly Theatre Peter Hall
2001 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Titania Noel Coward Theatre Matthew Francis
2004 Misconceptions Linda UK Tour Tim Carroll
2008 The Cherry Orchard Varya Chichester Festival Theatre Phillip Franks
2009-10 The Great Game: Afghanistan Various roles Tricycle Theatre & Washington/Broadway Indhu Rubasingham
2012 Farewell to the Theatre Dorothy Hampstead Theatre Roger Michell
2014 Donkeys’ Years Lady Driver Rose Theatre, Kingston Lisa Spirling
2014 An Ideal Husband Mrs. Cheveley Chichester Festival Theatre Rachel Kavanaugh
2018 Mood Music (play) Vanessa The Old Vic Roger Michell
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VERENA ZIMMERMANN

Verena Zimmermann was born on November 7, 1979 in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. She is an actress, known for Verbotene Liebe (1995), The Country Doctor (1987) and Unter uns (1994). She has been married to Dino Bonato since 2011. They have one child.
Actress (11 credits)
 2002-2015 Verbotene Liebe (TV Series)
Nico von Lahnstein / Nico Brandner

Verrat (2015) … Nico von Lahnstein
Stunde der Wahrheit (2015) … Nico von Lahnstein
Rache oder Liebe (2015) … Nico von Lahnstein
Unter Mordverdacht (2015) … Nico von Lahnstein (credit only)
Das erste Opfer (2015) … Nico von Lahnstein
 2014 Mountain Medic (TV Series)

In der Falle (2014)
 2011 Geister: All Inclusive (TV Movie)
Sonja
 2010 Lady Pochoir (Short)
Lexi
 2010 The Country Doctor (TV Series)
Frau Schilling

Schlechte Gewohnheiten (2010) … Frau Schilling
 2009 Storm of Love (TV Series)
Sonja Felder

Episode #1.850 (2009) … Sonja Felder
Episode #1.849 (2009) … Sonja Felder
Episode #1.848 (2009) … Sonja Felder
Episode #1.847 (2009) … Sonja Felder
Episode #1.805 (2009) … Sonja Felder
 2006 Our Charly (TV Series)
Bernadette Weber

Charly und das blaue Buch (2006) … Bernadette Weber
 2002 Küstenwache (TV Series)
Lenja

Absturz in den Tod (2002) … Lenja
 2002 Nesthocker – Familie zu verschenken (TV Series)
Andrea

Dreiergespann (2002) … Andrea
 2000-2001 St. Angela (TV Series)
Lisa Baumann

Nur aus Liebe (2001) … Lisa Baumann
Psychospiele (2001) … Lisa Baumann
Ein gewagtes Spiel (2001) … Lisa Baumann
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (2001) … Lisa Baumann
Torheit schützt vor Krankheit nicht (2001) … Lisa Baumann
 1997-1999 Unter uns (TV Series)
Jessica Falkenberg

Episode #1.1084 (1999) … Jessica Falkenberg
Episode #1.1081 (1999) … Jessica Falkenberg
Episode #1.1050 (1999) … Jessica Falkenberg
Episode #1.1049 (1999) … Jessica Falkenberg
Episode #1.1022 (1999) … Jessica Falkenberg
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 2001 Volle Kanne (TV Series documentary)
Herself

Episode dated 27 June 2001 (2001) … Herself
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
 2006-2013 Verbotene Liebe (TV Series)
Nico von Lahnstein

Es ist erst vorbei, wenn es vorbei ist (2013) … Nico von Lahnstein
Der letzte Gang (2012) … Nico von Lahnstein
Episode #1.2759 (2006) … Nico von Lahnstein
 1999 Unter uns: Die Highlights (TV Movie)
Jessica Falkenberg (uncredited)
 1998-1999 Unter uns (TV Series)
Jessica Falkenberg

Episode #1.1012 (1999) … Jessica Falkenberg (uncredited)
Episode #1.1006 (1999) … Jessica Falkenberg (uncredited)
Episode #1.768 (1998) … Jessica Falkenberg (uncredited)

María Elisa Camargo

María Elisa Camargo

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María Elisa Camargo
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Camargo in 2017
Born
María Elisa Camargo

(1985-12-21) December 21, 1985 (age 33)

Guayaquil, Ecuador
Occupation Actress, singer, model, dancer
Years active 2003 – present
Website www.mariaecamargo.com

María Elisa Camargo (Spanish pronunciation: [maˈɾi.a eˈlisa kaˈmaɾɣo]; born December 21, 1985 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is an Ecuadorian actress.[1] She played the character of María Alegría Pimiento in the Colombian telenovela “La Marca del Deseo“.[1] She also appeared in the Verano de amor[2] (as Isabela Rocca, the main antagonist/villain in the series). Her TV debut was during the first season of the reality show The X Factor in Colombia.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

The daughter of Colombian parents, María Elisa was born in Guayaquil in 1985. In 2003 she spent six months on Ecuavisa‘s telenovela Yo vendo unos ojos negros. She says she knew she wanted to be an artist since childhood, when he asked go SíTV (now Channel One) to be part of ‘Dr. Expertus’. At 19 she moved to Bogotá, Colombia where she began her studies in economics at the University of the Andes. She interrupted her studies to pursue an acting career.

Career[edit]

In 2005 she auditioned for El factor X (Colombia‘s version of The X Factor). After several months of auditions and bootcamp, she reached the main program, under the guidance of Jose Gaviria. She played tracks from artists Lara Fabian, David Bisbal and Shakira. She was eliminated in the third week of reality after facing class mate Andres Monsalve.

After El Factor X, Maria Elisa appeared on various RCN programs, eventually landing a role on the telenovela Floricienta playing Natalia. After Floricienta, she was hired to play Mary Joy in the telenovela La Marca del Deseo (The Mark of Desire) with Stephanie Cayo and Alfonso Baptista. This was her first exposure on American television, as La Marca del Deseo was made by RCN for Univision.

In 2009 , she participated in the remake of Verano del ’98 (Endless Summer) called Verano de amor (Summer of Love) alongside Dulce María in which she plays Isabella Roca the villain of the story. She also played Monica Ledesma in Hasta Que el Dinero Nos Separe (For Love or Money).

Camargo in 2017

In 2010 she portrayed Kristel Ruiz y de Teresa Curiel in the telenovela Llena de Amor (Fill Me With Love) as one of the villains alongside Altair Jarabo and Azela Robinson. In 2013, she portrayed Patricia “Pato” in Porque el Amor Manda (Because Love rules).

In 2011 she posed for Revista H Mexico and confirmed her relationship with Mexican actor Tony Dalton. The couple auditioned for several parts and managed to get roles in the Telemundo telenovela, Flor Salvaje (Wild Flower) alongside Gregorio Pernia, Carolina Gaitán, Geraldine Zivic, Pedro Palacio, Indhira Serrano, Roberto Manrique, Norkys Batista.

In 2014 She participated as a Protagonist of Telemundo telenovela En Otra Piel (Part Of Me) along with David Chocarro, Jorge Luis Pila, Vanessa Villela and Laura Flores. In 2015-2016 she became a protagonist of Bajo el mismo cielo (Under the same sky) another telenovela of telemundo along with Gabriel Porras, Erika de la Rosa, Luis Ernesto Franco and Julio Bracho.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Character Notes
2014 Volando Bajo Natalie Johnson Debut film
Television
Year Title Character Year
2006 Floricienta Natalia “Nata” Co-Protagonist
2008 La marca del deseo María Alegría Supporting Role
2009 Verano de amor Isabela Roca Antagonist
2009-2010 Hasta que el dinero nos separe Mónica Ledesma Supporting Role
2010-2011 Llena de amor Kristel Ruiz y de Teresa Curiel Antagonist
2011-2012 Flor salvaje Catalina Larrazabal de Urrieta Antagonist / Co-Protagonist
2012-2013 Porque el amor manda Patricia Zorrilla “Patty / Pato” Antagonist / Co-Protagonist
2014 En otra piel Adriana Águilar / Mónica Serrano / Mónica Arriaga Protagonist
2015-2016 Bajo el mismo cielo Adela Morales Protagonist
2017-2018 Tarde lo conocí Patricia Teherán Protagonist

Discography[edit]

Singles
Year Single Notes
2007 “Dígale”
2007 “Otro Amor Vendrá”
2007 “Las Marías” Music of the soap opera “La marca del deseo
2007 “Hay amor”
2007 “Tengo una pena”
2007 “Por ti”

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 Premios Tu Mundo[5]
Favorite protagonist En otra piel Nominated[5]
Soy Sexy and I know it Herself Nominated[5]

Accolades[edit]

Year Accolade Category
2014 People en Español[6]
Los 50 Más Bellos del 2014 de la revista People en Español[6]

Ileana D’Cruz

Ileana D’Cruz

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Ileana D’Cruz
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D’Cruz at the trailer launch of Raid in 2018
Born (1987-11-01) 1 November 1987 (age 31)

Mahim, Mumbai, India
Residence Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Ileana D’Cruz (born 1 November 1987)[1][2] is an Indian film actress who predominantly appears in Telugu and Hindi films.

D’Cruz won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut – South for the 2006 Telugu film Devadasu. She established herself in Telugu cinema with such commercially successful films as Pokiri (2006), Jalsa (2008), Kick (2009) and Julayi (2012).[3] In Tamil cinema, D’Cruz has starred in Kedi (2006) and Shankar’s Nanban (2012).[4]

In 2012, D’Cruz made her Hindi film debut with Anurag Basu‘s critically and commercially successful Barfi!, for which she received critical appreciation and several accolades, including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.[5] She then went on to star as the female lead in many commercially successful films such as Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013), Main Tera Hero (2014), Happy Ending (2014), Rustom (2016), Mubarakan (2017), Baadshaho (2017) and Raid[6] (2018).

Personal life[edit]

D’Cruz was born into a Goan Catholic family in Mahim, Mumbai, and raised partly in Mumbai and partly in Goa.[7][8][9] Her family relocated to Parra, Goa when she was 10 years old.[7][10] Her mother tongue is Konkani.[11][12]

During that time, the manager of the hotel her mother was working in, suggested that she had a vibrant smile and should start modelling and fixed a meeting with Marc Robinson. Though initially reluctant, she was persuaded and her first portfolio was created in January 2003, which she described as a “disaster”. She began gaining notice through photo shoots and ramp shows and her second portfolio was set up the following year, which landed her three advertisements from Electrolux, Emami Talc and Fair & Lovely. The latter, in particular, which was directed by Rakesh Roshan, gave her exposure and brought in several offers for acting in feature films.[12][13]

She is in a live in relationship with Andrew Kneebone, an Australian photographer. It is rumored that they both have already been married.[14]

Career[edit]

2005–2006[edit]

In 2005, D’Cruz was called for an audition by director Teja, but the project was cancelled.[12] She instead made her feature film debut in the Telugu language romance film Devadasu (2006), directed by Y. V. S. Chowdhary. She underwent acting classes with Aruna Bhikshu, before starting to work on the film. She recalls that during filming she felt “pressured […] almost cried and didn’t want to go further”, but went ahead after her mother encouraged her, giving her “the lecture of a lifetime […] at 3 am.”[15] A review from Indiaglitz stated that she “has chiseled features and a figure to die-for.”[16] Devadasu became the year’s first major commercial success, eventually grossing around ₹140 million,[17] whilst earning D’Cruz the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debutant.[18] She next appeared in the gangster film Pokiri in which she portrayed an aerobics teacher, who is harassed by a corrupt police officer.[19] The film was a high financial success, emerging as the highest-grossing Telugu film at the time.[20][21]

She made her Tamil-language film debut in Kedi (2006). Although the film did not do so well at the box-office,[21] D’Cruz remained too busy to accept all the film roles offered to her.[22] Her Telugu film Khatarnak (2006) in which she acted opposite Ravi Teja did not do as well as expected, which has been attributed to her glamorous appearance not going down well with the audience.[21] She subsequently experienced a breakthrough in her career as her following releases Rakhi (2006) and Munna (2007) proved critically and financially successful.[21]

2007–2011[edit]

D’Cruz’s career took a turn for the better[vague] with the release of her well-received 2007 film Aata.[21] She received favourable reviews for her performance as Satya, a college student who is on the run from the home minister’s crooked son by whom she is targeted, when leading a protest and demanding punishment for his crimes.[23] In 2008, she performed the female lead role in the action film Jalsa, directed by Trivikram Srinivas. D’Cruz received largely positive remarks, with critics citing that she looked “pretty”,[24] “damn cool”,[25] and “every bit chic and stunning throughout the film”,[26] while being later awarded the Santosham Award, one of five awards for Jalsa,[27] and the South Scope Style Award, besides garnering a nomination for the Best Actress prize at the 56th Filmfare Awards South. Her first 2009 release, titled Kick, was likewise declared a box office success,[28][29] becoming one of the highest-grossing films that year.[30]

Later that year she starred in the films Rechipo and Y. V. S. Choudary’s Saleem both of which performed poorly at the box office.[31]

Ileana D’Cruz at LFW 2014

D’Cruz had 2 releases in 2011. Her first film that year was Shakti, where she essayed the lead female role. She gave a stage performance for this movie’s audio release function along with Jr. NTR, as part as promotion of the film. The socio-fantasy film, the costliest Telugu film ever made at ₹ 250,000,000,.[32] Her next release was Nenu Naa Rakshasi, which marked her second collaboration with Puri Jagannadh. Though the film was a failure, her performance was received positively by critics; an Indiaglitz reviewer described her as a “pleasant surprise in the film” as she “cried, smirked, looked hot, grabbed sympathy and made faces that were apt to the scenes”,[33] while cinegoer’s reviewer cited that the film had “one bright spot, Ileana, she looks stunning and also like an accomplished senior to the hero.”[34] Despite her recent failures, D’Cruz continued to be the highest-paid actress in South India.[35][36]

2012–2013[edit]

In early 2012, she starred in the Kollywood film Nanban, a remake of the 2009 Hindi film 3 Idiots directed by S. Shankar. The film opened to critical acclaim and became a major financial success.[4] Her next release was the Telugu film Julai. The film opened to positive reviews and became the third biggest hit in 2012 and biggest hit in Telugu.[37] She then starred in Puri Jagannadh’s comedy Devudu Chesina Manushulu. In this film she played the role of a taxi driver.[38] The film received mixed reviews and eventually under-performed at the box office.[39]

D’Cruz made her Hindi debut with Anurag Basu‘s Barfi![40] In addition to playing the role of the narrator, she portrayed the character of Shruti Ghosh, a girl who leaves her true love for material comforts. The movie released on 14 September 2012,[41] to highly positive reviews from critics,[42] and was a major commercial success, earning ₹1.75 billion (US$24 million) worldwide.[43] D’Cruz’s performance was well received, earning her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award, as well as a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Rachit Gupta from Filmfare said “This is Ileana’s first film but her fantastic performance is just a testament why the Telugu audience consider her a superstar. Of course it also helps that she is the most visually appealing in Barfi! out shining even the scenic hills of Darjeeling”.[44] Rajeev Masand stated “Ileana leaves a lasting impression in her Hindi film debut, conveying both love and pain through those beautiful, expressive eyes”.[45] The film was screened at the Busan International Film Festival,[46] Marrakech International Film Festival[47] and was chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars for the 85th Academy Awards.[48]

She next appeared in the Rajkumar Santoshi action comedy film Phata Poster Nikhla Hero opposite Shahid Kapoor. The film released on 20 September 2013 to mixed reviews, and the film was eventually declared a poor grosser at the box office. However, D’Cruz received mixed reviews for her performance, with the Times of India saying that she was “good with emotions but not so tuned into comedy yet.”[49]

2014–2017[edit]

Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz during trailer launch of their film Baadshaho (2017)

In April 2014 she gave a photo shoot for India’s well known magazine Man’s World.[50] Her first release of 2014 was Main Tera Hero alongside Varun Dhawan and Nargis Fakhri, produced by Balaji Motion Pictures. The film was a semi hit. She then appeared in Saif Ali Khan‘s maiden production Happy Ending where she played lead along Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Kalki Koechlin which released on 21 November 2014. The film met with negative reviews and was commercially unsuccessful.[51]

After taking a sabbatical,[52] in February 2016 she started Akshay Kumar‘s Rustom which released in August 2016.[53] The film emerged as one of the highest Indian grossing films of 2016.

In 2017, her films Mubarakan starring opposite Arjun Kapoor and Anil Kapoor and Baadshaho starring opposite Ajay Devgn both failed to find an audience in the box office.[54][55]

2018–present[edit]

D’Cruz’s first release of 2018 Raid, opened to positive critical and commercial feedback.[56] After six years hiatus, she signed a Telugu film Amar Akbar Anthony starring opposite her frequent co-star Ravi Teja.[57][58][59]

Filmography[edit]

Feature films
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role Language Notes
2006 Devadasu Bhanu Telugu
Pokiri Shruti Telugu
Kedi Aarthi Tamil
Khatarnak Nakshatra Telugu
Rakhi Tripura Telugu
2007 Munna Nidhi Telugu
Aata Sathya Telugu
2008 Jalsa Bhagyamathi/Bhagi Telugu
Bhale Dongalu Jyothi Telugu
2009 Kick Naina Telugu
Rechipo Krishna Veni Telugu
Saleem Satyavathi Telugu
2010 Huduga Hudugi Herself Kannada Cameo appearance
2011 Shakti Aishwarya Telugu
Nenu Naa Rakshasi Meenakshi/Shravya Telugu
2012 Nanban Ria Santhanam Tamil
Julai Madhu Telugu
Devudu Chesina Manushulu Ileana Telugu
Barfi! Shruti Ghosh Sengupta Hindi Filmfare Award for Best Female DebutZee Cine Award for Best Female Debut

Star Guild Award for Best Female Debut

Nominated –Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress

2013 Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Kajal Hindi
2014 Main Tera Hero Sunaina Hindi
Happy Ending Aanchal Reddy Hindi
2016 Rustom Cynthia Pavri Hindi
2017 Mubarakan Sweety / Supreet Gill Hindi
Baadshaho Rani Gitanjali Devi Hindi
2018 Raid Malini Patnaik Hindi
Amar Akbar Anthony Pooja Telugu
2019 Pagalpanti Films that have not yet been released Sanjana Hindi Filming[60]
Music videos
Title Year Role(s) Performer(s) Album Ref.
“Pehli Dafa” 2017 Unknown Atif Aslam non-album single [61]

Awards and nominations[edit]

BIG Zee Entertainment Awards

Year Film Award Category Result
2006 Pokiri Filmfare Awards South Best Actress (Telugu) Nominated
2007 Devadasu Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut Won[62]
2009 Jalsa Filmfare Awards South Best Actress (Telugu) Nominated[62]
Santosham Film Awards Best Actress Won[62]
South Scope Style Awards Best Actress Won[62]
2010 Kick Filmfare Awards South Best Actress (Telugu) Nominated
2012 Nanban Vijay Awards Vijay Award for Favourite Heroine Nominated
Herself Vogue Beauty Awards Fresh Face Won[63]
Barfi! BIG Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor (Film) Debut – Nominated[64]
ETC Bollywood Business Awards Most Profitable Debut (Female) Won[65]
2013 Filmfare Awards Best Female Debut Won[66]
Best Supporting Actress Nominated[67]
South Africa India Film And Television Awards Debut Actor of the Year – Female Nominated[68]
Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer – Female Won[69]
Best Supporting Actress Nominated[69]
Zee Cine Awards Best Female Debut Won[70]
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated[71]
Star Guild Awards Best Female Debut Won[72]
Times of India Film Awards Best Female Debut Won[73]
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Times of India Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2014 Main Tera Hero Life OK Now Awards Life OK Now – Actor (Female) Nominated
Life OK WOW Performance Won[75]
Stardust Awards Superstar of Tomorrow – Female Nominated
Happy Ending Nominated
Stardust Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Romance Nominated
AIFA Awards Favorite Movie Actress Nominated
2015 Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards Emerging Face of Fashion (Female) Nominated[76]
Main Tera Hero Screen Awards Best Actress (Popular Choice) Nominated|[77]
2017 Rustom BIG Zee Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Film – Female Nominated
Most Entertaining Actor in a Thriller Film – Female Nominated[78]
N/A Lux Golden Rose Awards Charismatic Beauty Of The Year Award Nominated[79]
2018 Raid NBT Utsav 2018 Awards Best Actress Nominated

MARY CRUZ

Mary Cruz is British Actor and Performance Artist from Hispanic and Middle Eastern decent, fluent both in English and Spanish. She landed her first TV shows such as BBC XCHANGE and YCTV in the UK at the age of 13. Mary graduated from Sylvia Young, the Arts Educational School in London with a diploma in Acting. Ever since moving to the Los Angeles
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Actress (20 credits)
 2019 Aladdin (post-production)
Palace Courtier
 2019 Love Or Laughs (completed)
Cassie
 2017 Mirror Mode (TV Series) (completed)
 2018 Slaphouse (TV Series)
Alexis

Meet Romina (2018) … Alexis
 2018 U.Z.L.A.
Padilla
 2018 Underdogs (TV Series)
Det. Cruz

Sorry Babe (2018) … Det. Cruz
 2018 Joyner Lucas & Chris Brown: Stranger Things (Video short)
Party Girl
 2016 Confessions of Isabella (Video)
Essie
 2016 El Vato (TV Series)
Ana Barbara

Gente de palabra (2016) … Ana Barbara
 2015 Rica Famosa Latina (TV Series)
Maria

Episode #1.6 (2015) … Maria
Episode #3.1 (2015) … Maria
Reunion (2015) … Maria
 2015 EW/Road to Ether (TV Series)
Mary

Ether Weekly EP10 (2015) … Mary
 2012-2015 Caso Cerrado con la Dra. Ana Maria Polo (TV Series)
Michelle

el latex contra el cigarillo (2015) … Michelle
Remacho camacho (2012) … Michelle
 2014/III Special
Patti
 2014 The Real (TV Series)
Mary

 2014 Trapped at a BBQ (TV Mini-Series)
Jamie
 2014 According to Him + Her (TV Series)
Kelly

Episode #1.8 (2014) … Kelly
Dating 101 (2014) … Kelly
 2013 Bridgit Mendler: Hurricane (Video short)
 2012 The Knot
Hen party girl (uncredited)

KELLY NICOLE TURNER

Kelly Nicole Turner is an actress, known for The Ladies Room and Guinness World Records Gone Wild (2013).
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Actress (1 credit)
  The Ladies Room (Short) (post-production)
Mrs. Pregnant
Hide Hide Show Show Self (1 credit)
 2013 Guinness World Records Gone Wild (TV Series)
Herself – Trophy Girl

Shattered! (2013) … Herself – Trophy Girl
Taking the Plunge (2013) … Herself – Trophy Girl
Episode #1.4 (2013) … Herself – Trophy Girl
It’s a Smash (2013) … Herself – Trophy Girl
A Big Splash (2013) … Herself – Trophy Girl

LEILA ALMAS

Leila Almas is an actress and writer, known for The Summoning (2017), Blue Bloods (2010) and Friends with Better Lives (2014).
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Actress (18 credits)
 2019 A Girl Named Mara (Short) (post-production)
Mara
 2019 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Vance’s Assistant

Two-Faced (2019) … Vance’s Assistant
 2018 Sweet Darling
Megan
 2017 Beautiful People
Ericka
 2017 Gotham (TV Series)
Bride

A Dark Knight: Pax Penguina (2017) … Bride
 2017/I The Summoning
Rachel Iverson
 2015 Yasmine (TV Series)
Rana
 2015 4am Gas Station Muzak (Short)
The Flower Child
 2015 American Sharia
Azizah
 2014 Bash (Short)
Tiana
 2014 Friends with Better Lives (TV Series)
Attractive Female Shopper #3

Window Pain (2014) … Attractive Female Shopper #3 (uncredited)
 2014 Odd Brodsky
Girl at Audition
 2013 Shrader House (TV Movie)
Samantha Ortiz
 2013 Tough Break (Short)
Veronica
 2013 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
Kernston’s Queen

Are You Better Off? (2013) … Kernston’s Queen (uncredited)
 2012 Pierre et Marie (Short)
Marie
 2009 Go! (Short)
Noura
 2007 That Banned Show (TV Movie)
Girl#1 / Wife / Possessed Girl