Full Name: Rhona Nathasma Mitra
Birth Date: August 9, 1976
Birth Place: Paddington, London, England, UK
Height: 5' 8"
Born in Paddington, London, England on August 9, 1976, Rhona Mitra is the daughter of Nora and Anthony Mitra. In 1984, Rhona's parents divorced and, as part of an overall lifestyle change, eight-year-old Rhona was sent to boarding school. Several years passed at two different all-girls schools, but Rhona and her energetic spirit were not fit for the discipline the English establishments offered and she was subsequently expelled from both of them.
A teenager back in London, Rhona Mitra became part of the club scene and developed a drug habit that tied into the all-night and day raves she attended. Four years passed before she realized that her yearning to act and be in the public eye could not be ignored. Turning her life around, she attended drama school for one year.
With polished acting skills, she hit British casting calls with much fervor and landed a one-time appearance on the series Ghostbusters of East Finchley in 1995. Mitra's career continued to progress when she filmed her first movie, Monk Dawson in 1996, though it was released in 1998. It was her appearance as a mischievous schoolgirl in the three-part miniseries The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous that really established her as a budding young talent.
After the encouragement of friends and family, who always claimed she had a likeness to a certain butt-kicking video game character, Mitra auditioned and received the part of Lara Croft, from the Tomb Raider action series. As Croft, she attended trade shows and participated in media events, always in character. She had breast enlargement surgery which made her image even more Croft-like.
Further showing off her skills, Mitra cut tracks for the video game's soundtrack along with Dave Stewart, formerly of the Eurythmics. The whirlwind of shows, rabid fans and crazy e-mail requests lasted nine months, enough to establish a solid background for Mitra in the United States.
Mitra's first major leading role post-Croft came in 1999's Beowulf, alongside Christopher Lambert. She was featured prominently in the trailor for the film Hollow Man, but actually had a bit part in the movie. Mitra had a more prominent role in several episodes of FOX's Party of Five as Holly, a British medical student romantically involved with "Bailey" (played by Scott Wolf). During this time she did some photoshoots for magazines and Mitra became highly publicized.
In 2000, Mitra landed a permanent role on the ABC medical drama Gideon's Crossing, but unfortunately, the show tanked after one season. The bigger highlight that year came with the release of Get Carter, in which she shared a steamy love scene with Sylvester Stallone. Returning to England, Mitra appeared in Ali G Indahouse starring Ali G, the popular comedian. In 2002 she appeared in the romantic comedy, Sweet Home Alabama.
Mitra went on to appear in two highly anticipated films in 2003, The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet, and Highwaymen, starring James Caviezel. Also in 2003, she hit her big break with a roll on The Practice. After her season on The Practice she landed a part on Boston Legal, followed by a roll on the hit series Nip/Tuck.
Rhona Mitra Filmography
Doomsday (2007) .... Eden Sinclair
The Witchblade (2007) .... Sara Pezzini
The Number 23 (2007) .... Laura Tollins
Skinwalkers (2006) .... Rachel
"Nip/Tuck" .... Kit McGraw (5 episodes, 2005)
"Boston Legal" .... Tara Wilson (19 episodes, 2004-2005)
"The Practice" .... Tara Wilson (21 episodes, 2003-2004)
Spartacus (2004) (TV) .... Varinia
Stuck on You (2003) .... Bus Stop Bombshell
The Life of David Gale (2003) .... Berlin
... aka Leben des David Gale, Das (Germany)
Highwaymen (2003) .... Molly
... aka Pourchassé (Canada: French title)
Sweet Home Alabama (2002) .... Tabatha Wadmore-Smith
Ali G Indahouse (2002) .... Kate Hedges
... aka Ali G in da House (Germany) (UK: alternative spelling)
... aka Ali G (France)
... aka Ali G Indahouse: The Movie (Australia)
"Gideon's Crossing" .... Dr. Alejandra 'Ollie' Klein (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
Get Carter (2000) .... Geraldine
Hollow Man (2000) .... Sebastian's Neighbor
... aka Hollow Man - Unsichtbare Gefahr (Germany)
"Party of Five" .... Holly Marie Beggins (12 episodes, 1999-2000)
"Secret Agent Man" .... Lacey Sullivan (1 episode, 2000)
Beowulf (1999) .... Kyra
How to Breed Gibbons (1999) .... Juliet
Monk Dawson (1998) .... Mollie
... aka Passion of the Priest (International: English title: DVD title) (USA: video title)
Croupier (1998) .... Girl with Joint
... aka Croupier, Der (Germany)
A Kid in Aladdin's Palace (1998) .... Sheherazade
"The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous" (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Flora Seymour
Lust for Glorious (1997) (TV) .... First French Babe
"Ghostbusters of East Finchley" .... Cass (1 episode, 1995)
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