Parminder Nagra

British actor Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra is a British actress of Indian descent. She rose to international prominence in 2002 after starring in Bend It Like Beckham. She starred as Dr. Neela Rasgotra in the American medical drama series ER for six years until the series ended on 2 April 2009. She was married to photographer James Stenson, with whom she has a son, Kai David Singh Stenson, who was born on 19 May 2009.
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A Brown Girl’s Tribute To The Glory That Was 'Bend It Like Beckham'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
 It was 2003. The year of “Love Actually,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Elf.” Three iconic blockbuster films with predominantly white casts and a meager sprinkling of diverse faces thrown in to move the plot along. And then, like a unexpected gift from the cinema gods above, came “Bend It like Beckham,” a movie that had one thing all those other theater-packing, Hollywood hits didn’t have. Jess Bhamra. A brown girl like me. When I first saw the trailer for the film, I thought, “Beckham … What a strange name for a brown girl.”  It wasn’t until I sat down with my younger sister to watch the movie that I understood ― this was a film that about the immigrant Indian experience. Jess, wasn’t just the nerdy best friend, the submissive shy girl, or the exotic temptress (all tropes that are far too common for Asian women). She was the main character ― a girl with many layers and quirks, whose long braid came loose, a girl who had a knack for getting what sh...
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15 TV Pilots We Hope Get Made Into Series (2015 Edition)
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
The annual network Upfronts are practically here (NBC kicks things off May 11), which means the big networks will make huge decisions that will affect the rest of your life: by deciding what we'll get to watch on TV in the 2015-2016 season. Cancellations and renewals are just around the corner, and we're too nervous to even think about those right now, but the good news is that Upfronts also signal that final push in the birthing of new television shows. (One has already started.) The circle of TV life! But which television pilots should networks choose to populate their new schedule? It's a difficult decision for any stuffy network suit, but I'm here to point them in the right direction because I have can't-miss taste and know how to pick a winner. Below I've chosen 15 pilots that I'd like to see get made and thrown on next season's television schedule, and where available, created a state-of-the-art artist's interpretation of what the show might look like. As always, a few things be...
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Miss America and the Indian Beauty Myth
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Nina Davuluri made history Sunday night when she became the first Indian-American to be crowned Miss America. Much of the media coverage since has focused on the entirely predictable racist comments tweeted after she won ("OMG Miss America is a terrorist!" -- wow, I didn't see that one coming). Of course, that only lasted a few hours before public shaming websites popped up exposing the bigoted tweeters and encouraging followers to spam them back. The pushback is heartening and well-intentioned, but misses what ought to be the real shame target: India. After all, despite being a country of almost a billion people, India has left it to America to crown the first Indian beauty queen who looks... well, Indian. The Indian beauty myth has its roots in the so-called history of the Aryan-Dravidian divide, which has permeated Indian consciousness for decades. As the story goes, Aryans invaded India sometime in 1200 B.C., driving Dravidians, the original Indian race, farther south. The Aryans...
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Parminder Nagra lists Los Feliz house for sale
LATimes - over 4 years
Actress Parminder Nagra has listed a home in Los Feliz for sale at $1.349 million.
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Marg Helgenberger Is Heading Back To CBS!
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Marg Helgenberger is headed back to CBS. According to EW, the "CSI" vet has joined "Intelligence," a pilot that centers on an agent who has a microchip planted in his brain that gives him access to the whole electromagnetic spectrum of Cybercom. The pilot will also star Josh Holloway, Michael Rady and James Martinez. In other pilot news... Chris Lowell has been "Enlisted." The "Private Practice" alum has joined Fox's military pilot as Derrick, one of three brothers. [TVLine] Parminder Nagra is ABC-bound. The "ER" actress is headed to "Reckless" as Susan, the chief financial officer to the family the pilot centers on. [THR] Megan Boone has joined "Blacklist." Boone will appear in the NBC drama pilot as Elizabeth Keen, a new FBI agent. [Deadline] Audra McDonald is headed to "Ordained." The "Private Practice" vet will co-star on CBS' "The Ordained" as a senior litigator named Anthea. [THR] Anna Friel is on her way to "The Vatican." The "Pushing Daises" a...
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'Psych' Premiere Sneak Peek: Shawn Reacts To A Shocking Family Crisis
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
"Psych" fans have waited almost a year for the premiere of Season 7 and to find out what would happen after Shawn's (James Roday) father Henry (Corbin Bernsen) was shot. In HuffPost TV's exclusive clip from "Santabarbaratown 2," the Season 7 premiere of the USA seres, Shawn visits his father Henry in the hospital. Juliet (Maggie Lawson) is by Shawn's side, but it's still a tough moment. Juliet has advice for Shawn, but will the fake detective follow it? There are no guest stars in this clip, but as "Psych" Season 7 rolls on, the pop-culture-obsessed USA show will receive visits from Garcelle Beauvais, Jeffrey Tambor and WWE’s Big Show, and Parminder Nagra will play a possible love interest for Gus. That's not all: Cybill Shepherd and Kristy Swanson will return to "Pysch" in Season 7, and the show will air a two-hour musical as well. "Psych" Season 7 premiere on Wednesday, February 27 at 10 p.m. EST on USA.
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Interview with Parminder Nagra: ‘An Indian British girl in 1960s Alcatraz, what’s going on there?’
The Independent - over 5 years
The Hollywood actress best-known for her roles in ‘Bend it like Beckham’ and ‘ER’ spoke to Neela Debnath about her new film ‘Twenty8k’ , working on science fiction series ‘Alcatraz’ and opportunities for actors from ethnic minorities.
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Comic-Con: Psych Scoop on the 100th Episode, the Movie Musical and Juliet's Stepdad Revealed
Seattle Pi - over 5 years
Comic-Con: Psych Scoop on the 100th Episode, the Movie Musical and Juliet's Stepdad Revealed Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 08:57 a.m., Friday, July 13, 2012 Sporting a T-shirt with question marks on the front and the back, Bernsen was introduced last when a chair and name tag were pulled out from behind the stage for him. [...] despite the lack of clues about Henry's status, the cast and executive producers were more than happy to offer plenty of other spoilers: Series creator Steve Franks proudly announced that a two-hour movie musical episode of Psych has been partially written and will start shooting in October. Producers estimate that the episode will feature about 10 original songs, which are being written by Franks and the show's music composer. Fans in attendance were treated to their ...
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Coeli Carr: Nurse Jackie Actor Defies Limitations of Indian Stereotypes
The Guestlist - almost 6 years
Indian-American actor Arjun Gupta describes Sam, the character he portrays on Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie, as a recovering drug abuser who's simply trying to live his life with both feet on the ground. "In other words, I'm not a terrorist, computer nerd, doctor or emasculated male," he says. "These are the handful of archetypes that Indian actors typically get cast to play." Image courtesy of Coeli Carr I caught up with Gupta late last week when he was a supportive presence at the fourth annual gala of the Nanubhai Education Foundation, an organization dedicated to education reform in rural India. "I like fragmenting what it means to be Indian in this country," says Gupta. As a nurse on the graveyard shift with substance-abuse tendencies -- not your more Indian-friendly physician type -- Gupta is going against the grain. "When you see American actors, you associate them with playing hundreds of different characters, but Indians in the media are usually portraye...
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Parminder Nagra splits from husband
The Times of India - about 6 years
Actress <a class="fplink fp-213105" href="/parminder+nagra+1">Parminder Nagra</a>, of "Bend It Like Beckham" fame, has filed for divorce from her photographer husband James Stenson.
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REPORT: Bend It Like Beckham Star Parminder Nagra Files for Divorce
Gossip Cop - about 6 years
( <a class="fplink fp-213105" href="/parminder+nagra+1">Parminder Nagra</a>, the star of Bend It Like Beckham, has reportedly filed for divorce from photographer James Stenson. She cited “irreconcilable differences,” according to documents obtained by TMZ. The couple got married in 2009 and have a two-year-old son. Nagra starred for several years on “ER” and now appears on “Alcatraz.” Follow @GossipCop on Twitter! Like us on Facebook!
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Parminder Nagra looks stunning in plunging blue dress as she joins co-stars at Alcatraz launch
Daily Mail (UK) - about 6 years
The British actress, 36, joined her fellow cast members at the premiere of the show at the famed former prison in San Francisco Bay yesterday.
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La television deja de ser la caja idiota -
Google News - over 6 years
Se trata de “Alcatraz”, protagonizada por Sam Neill (“Jurassic Park”), Jorge García (“Lost”) y Parminder Nagra (“ER”), cuya trama se centra en los misterios que rodean la famosa prisión californiana. La serie, que se estrenará en enero próximo en EU,
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South Asian actors breaking into Hollywood - The Vancouver Observer
Google News - over 6 years
Parminder Nagra. Born in Leicester, England. Both parents are Sikh from Punjab, India. Parminder starred in Bend it Like Beckham and ER. Dev Patel. Born in Harrow, Greater London, England. Mother and Father are Gujarati Indian parents from Nairobi,
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Messi magic in desi Movie - Times of India
Google News - over 6 years
... with him using the live footage in his film,&quot; he adds. Bend It Like Beckham (2002) This Gurinder Chadha film is as much about soccer as it is about breaking free and chasing ones dreams. Stars Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley in a breakout role
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Las series que vienen -
Google News - over 6 years
&quot;Alcatraz&quot;, protagonizada por Sam Neill (&quot;Parque Jurásico&quot;), Jorge García (&quot;Perdidos&quot;) y Parminder Nagra (&quot;Quiero ser como Beckham&quot;) está centrada en los misterios que rodean los pabellones y celdas de la famosa prisión estadounidense, situada en la
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Spielberg y Abrahams, en lucha por el rating en tv - El
Google News - over 6 years
Alcatraz, protagonizada por Sam Neill (Parque Jurásico), Jorge García (Perdidos) y Parminder Nagra (Quiero ser como Beckham) está centrada en los misterios que rodean los pabellones y celdas de la famosa prisión estadounidense, situada en San Francisco
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Horrid Henry Gets Horrid on iOS - prMac (press release)
Google News - over 6 years
Horrid Henry; The Movie features a stellar cast; Anjelica Huston, Richard E.Grant, Parminder Nagra, Mathew Horne, Kimberley Walsh, Prunella Scales, Jo Brand, Noel Fielding and introduces Theo Stevenson as Horrid Henry
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WIN! Cinema tickets to see Horrid Henry - Worksop Today
Google News - over 6 years
Based on the best selling books by Francesca Simon, the film adaptation features Richard E. Grant, Angelica Huston, Dick and Dom, Mathew Horne, Parminder Nagra, Jo Brand, Noel Fielding and Kimberley Walsh as the grownups who must contend with Henry&#39;s
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Parminder Nagra
  • 2013
    Age 37
    Nagra starred as CIA agent Meera Malik in the first season of the NBC crime drama The Blacklist from 2013 to 2014.
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    She has had several other major television roles, including a starring role as Meera Malik in the NBC crime drama The Blacklist from 2013 to 2014 and will be on the ABC/Marvel Television series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a recurring character for its 4th season.
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    On 8 February 2012, it was reported that Nagra had filed for divorce. The divorce was finalised in July 2013.
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    Then she co-starred as Dr Lucy Banerjee in the Fox science fiction drama Alcatraz which ran for one season from 16 January to 26 March 2012.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    On 19 May 2009, she gave birth to their son Kai David Singh Stenson.
    On 17 January 2009, after a seven-year relationship, Nagra married photographer James Stenson.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    In 2008, Nagra voiced Cassandra in the DC animated film Batman: Gotham Knight.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    Nagra was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctors of Letters by the University of Leicester on 11 July 2007.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    She was nominated in 2006 for an Asian Excellence Award, in the category of Outstanding Female Television Performance, for her work in ER, and won the award the following year.
  • 2005
    Age 29
    When Nagra finished filming the eleventh season of ER in 2005, she returned to her native Leicester to star in Love in Little India directed by Amit Gupta.
  • 2004
    Age 28
    Noah Wyle, announcing his departure from the series in 2004, described Nagra as "the future" of ER, and the media concurred, anointing her as one of the show's "golden girls".
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    Nagra made her first appearance on ER on 25 September 2003, in the tenth season premiere titled "Now What?" as Neela Rasgotra, a new Yale-educated Anglo-Indian medical student to County General Hospital.
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  • 2001
    Age 25
    In 2001, Nagra voiced a Muslim girl in the docu-drama Arena: The Veil about women who choose to wear the Muslim head scarf.
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  • 1998
    Age 22
    In 1998, Nagra co-starred in the radio play Dancing Girls of Lahore which was co-written by her future Bend It Like Beckham co-star Shaheen Khan.
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  • 1997
    Age 21
    In 1997, Nagra appeared in the three-part drama Turning World opposite Roshan Seth.
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  • 1996
    Age 20
    In 1996, Nagra took a small part in Chikamatsu Monzaemon's Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards that was performed at Cottesloe, Royal National Theatre.
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  • 1994
    Age 18
    She also appeared in "The 6th Wonder of the World: The Kali Tutti Story", in 1994.
    Nagra left Leicester for London and decided not to go to university and began pursuing a theatrical career and her childhood ambition of becoming an actress. Nagra's first London theatrical job came in 1994, when she was cast as the Princess in the pantomime Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.
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    She accepted and was cast as a chorus member in the 1994 musical Nimai presented at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre.
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  • 1975
    Born on October 5, 1975.
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