Zuleikha Robinson

Actor Biography

Look up versatility in the dictionary, and there is actress Zuleikha Robinson. Her patchwork quilt of nationalities (English, Indian, Burmese, Persian, Russian and Scottish) has served her well with a striking array of ethnically diverse, fan-favorite characters in film and television.

She most recently wrapped production on ABC's new drama "Still Star-Crossed." Robinson starred as Gwen, the love interest of Kevin Bacon's (Ryan Hardy) life in FOX's hit series "The Following." Previously, her television appearances include a breakout role as the complex Roya Hammad on Showtime's Emmy and Golden Globe-winning show "Homeland," for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Drama Ensemble.

Robinson received a Best Drama Actress Golden Nymph nomination at the Monte Carlo TV Festival for her role as Ilana Verdansky on ABC's "Lost." Other TV appearances include Dr. Kidd in "The Mentalist," the commanding sexual survivor Gaia in HBO's "Rome," Yves Adele Harlow in "The X Files" and "The Lone Gunmen," Amara in "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," Bianca Manning in "Covert Affairs," Amelia in "Intelligence" and Eva Marquez in "New Amsterdam."

Her film roles have included Mike Figgis' inventive four-camera drama "Time Code"; playing Jazira, an Arabian princess, opposite Viggo Mortensen in the Western epic "Hidalgo"; Al Pacino's daughter in Michael Radford's adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," opposite Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes; and "The Namesake" as Kal Penn's cheating wife.

Raised in Thailand and Malaysia, Robinson has been acting and singing since she was 15. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.