Tiya Sircar

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Tiya Sircar
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Tiya Sircar in 2019
Born (1982-05-16) May 16, 1982 (age 41)
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin
OccupationActress
Years active2007–present

Tiya Sircar (born May 16, 1982) [1] is an American actress, known for her role as "Real Eleanor"/Vicky in The Good Place (2016–2020). She also provided the voice for Sabine Wren in Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels (2014–2018), played Rooni Schuman in ABC's Alex, Inc. (2018) and co-starred in The Internship (2013).

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Early life and education

Sircar took dancing and acting classes at a young age. Her parents are Bengali Hindu college professors from Kolkata, West Bengal, India. [2]

Sircar attended the University of Texas at Austin. During her time in university, she interned at BLVD talent agency in Austin, which would go on to act as her first talent agency. The summer before her senior year, she was a tour guide in Rome. Sircar graduated with a BBA in Business/Marketing and a bachelor's in Theater & Dance. After graduation, she worked in sales at Dell before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. [3]

Career

Sircar's television appearances include Master of None , House MD , Hannah Montana , Greek , Moonlight, Numbers , Privileged, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles , and she has played recurring characters on The Suite Life on Deck[ citation needed ] and The Good Place . In 2008, she played a Mac Genius as part of Apple's national ad campaign. The following year, she voiced an animated character for the Disney show Phineas & Ferb. She was cast in New Line Cinema's 17 Again as "Samantha"–a high school senior with a crush on the lead character played by Zac Efron. [4]

Sircar also appeared in the 2013 theatrical release The Internship , comedy also starring Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, and Rose Byrne. [4] Sircar has stated that she'd often get cast as ethnically ambiguous characters because she's not "Indian enough". [5]

Sircar's voice acting for animation include the feature film Walking with Dinosaurs 3D [6] and the television series Star Wars Rebels , which began airing on Disney XD in October 2014. Sircar provides the voice of Sabine Wren, a Mandalorian graffiti artist and explosives expert. [7]

On March 24, 2014, it was announced that Sircar would star in the CBS/FOX pilot How I Met Your Dad , a spinoff of the successful How I Met Your Mother ; however, CBS passed on the proposed project. [8] [9]

Sircar had a prominent role in the cast of the 2016 comedy television series The Good Place as "the real Eleanor Shellstrop," a virtuous woman mistakenly sent to hell in place of the series' protagonist, another Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell).

In 2018, Sircar began a starring role opposite Zach Braff in ABC's Alex, Inc. [10] The series was cancelled after one season. Sircar subsequently led the Netflix feature film Good Sam in 2019. [11]

Filmography

Film

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005Heavenly BeautiesIndian DancerShort film
2006 The Insatiable Lisa
2008The Rock Paper Scissors ShowCecilyShort film
Thy Kingdom ComeAmy
2009 Hotel for Dogs Marianne
17 Again Samantha
Just Peck Becca
2011 Friends with Benefits Hostess
2012The Domino EffectSirisha
Breaking the Girls Piper Sperling
2013 The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Mohea
The Internship Neha Patel
Walking with Dinosaurs Juniper (voice)
2015 Miss India America Lily Prasad
2019 Good Sam Kate Bradley
2023Maximum TruthAmy Klort
Ghosted Patti [12]

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007 Acceptable.TV Running BearEpisode: "Red Carpet Bros/Mister Sprinkles/Gar/Who's Gonna Train Me?/Operation Kitten Calendar"
House Student #1Episode: "Human Error"
Hannah Montana NatashaEpisode: "Achy Jakey Heart: Part 1"
Moonlight Doctor #2Episode: "Dr. Feelgood"
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ZoeyEpisode: "The Turk"
Greek EmmaEpisodes: "War and Peace" and "Move On. Cartwrights"
Numb3rs Shaza RafiqEpisode: "When Worlds Collide"
Privileged PreciousEpisode: "All About Appearances"
2008–09 The Suite Life on Deck PadmaEpisodes: "The Suite Life Sets Sail", "Sea Monster Mash" and "The Mommy and the Swami"
2009 Phineas and Ferb Mishti Patel (voice)Episode: "Hide and Seek/That Sinking Feeling"
2010 Make It or Break It Morgan WebsterEpisode: "Are We Having Fun Yet?"
Better with You ReenaEpisode: "Pilot"
The Vampire Diaries Aimee BradleyEpisodes: "Bad Moon Rising", "Kill or Be Killed" and "Masquerade"
2011GeorgetownHarper HawleyUnaired ABC pilot
NCIS Lauren DonnellyEpisode: "Freedom"
2012 Touch Veronique / NanduEpisode: "Zone of Exclusion"
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. ChloeEpisode: "Emily and... the Perfect Storm"
Betas DivyaEpisode: "Waiting for a Girl Like You"
Witches of East End Amy MatthewsRecurring role
2014 The Crazy Ones AllieEpisodes: "Danny Chase Hates Brad Paisley", "The Monster" and "The Lighthouse"
How I Met Your Dad JulietUnaired CBS/FOX pilot [13]
2014–18 Star Wars Rebels Sabine Wren (voice)Main role [14]
2016 Hell's Kitchen HerselfEpisode: "16 Chefs Compete"
2016–20 The Good Place "The Real Eleanor"/Vicky Sengupta [15] Recurring role (seasons 1-4)
2017 Master of None PriyaEpisodes: "First Date" and "The Dinner Party"
The Mindy Project ClaireEpisode: "Bat Mitzvah"
2017–18 Star Wars Forces of Destiny Sabine Wren (voice)Main role
2017–20 Spirit Riding Free Miss Flores (voice)
2018 Alex, Inc. Arunima 'Rooni' Schuman [16]
Supergirl Fiona ByrneEpisodes: "American Alien" and "Ahimsa"
Christmas Lost and FoundWhitney KennisonTelevision film
2019–22 Young Justice: Outsiders Dolphin (voice)Recurring role
2019Christmas 9 TO 5Jennifer ClarkeTelevision film
2020 The Fugitive Pritti PatelMain cast
Robot Chicken Gwen Stefani / Beverly Marsh (voice)Episode: "Ghandi Mulholland in: Plastice Doesn't Get Cancer"
American Dad! Train Actor (voice)Episode: "The Last Ride of the Dodge City Rambler"
Christmas on WheelsAshleyTelevision film
2021 The Simpsons Bette (voice)Episode: "Uncut Femmes"
Guilty Party Fiona [17] Main cast
Station Eleven Siya ChaudharyEpisode: "Wheel of Fire"
2021–22 Mira, Royal Detective Queen of Nayapuram / Mongoose Mother / Mongoose Auntie (voice)Recurring role
2022 The Afterparty Jennifer #1
A Gingerbread ChristmasHazel StanleyTelevision film

Video games

YearTitleVoice roleNotes
2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 Sabine Wren [18]

Awards and nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
2015 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Best Actress - Narrative FeatureMiss India AmericaWon
Behind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series - Action/Drama Star Wars Rebels Nominated

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