Who is Rhona Mitra? Wiki Bio
Rhona Natasha Mitra was born in Paddington, London, England, on 9 August 1976, so her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds British nationality. She is an actress, singer, and a model, best known for portraying Holly Marie Begins in the teen family drama series “Party of Five” which starred Matthew Fox, Scott Wolf, and Neve Campbell and which follows the story of five siblings who have to take care of one another after their parents die.
Childhood and education
Rhona was raised alongside her two brothers (one older and one younger) in North London by their Bengali Indian father Anthony Mitra, who was a cosmetic surgeon, and their Irish mother who was a hairdresser.
Rhona grew up wanting to become a model, and because of that followed a strict diet and played several sports while attending elementary school. Her parents divorced when she was eight and she was sent to a boarding school from which she was expelled, and then to another from which she was expelled as well. Rhona began dreaming about becoming an actress when she was nine, and was subsequently a member of her high school’s drama club, appearing in most of the plays performed there.
She was noticed by a modelling scout when she was 16, and since it was obvious that her grades were getting worse, when she left school it wasn’t difficult to by-pass college and pursue her career as a model.
Career as a model and singer
Rhona launched her modeling career in 1994, and by 2001, the magazine “Maxim” placed her #46 on their list of 100 hottest women. Rhona is best known for being the model for the character Lara Croft in the video games “Tomb Raider” from 2003 to 2007, succeeding Angelina Jolie who modeled for Lara Croft from 2001 to 2003. Rhona has recently been invited to model as Executive Officer Kelly in the upcoming multi-player space simulator game “Star Citizen”.
Rhona launched her singing career in 1997 with the release of her single “Getting Naked”, while her debut album – produced by Dave Stewart and entitled “Come Alive” – came out in 1998. In the following year, Rhona released her second album “Female Icon”.
Career as an actress – movie roles
She made her debut film appearance in “Eddie Izzard: Glorious” in 1997, followed by her role as Scheherazade in “A Kid in Aladdin’s Palace” in the same year. In 1998, Rhona had side roles in the neo-noir movies “Croupier” and “Monk Dawson”, and then in 1999, she appeared in the short film “How to Breed Gibbons”, and the critically acclaimed fantasy science fiction movie “Beowulf”.
Rhona could have been seen as Sebastian’s Neighbor in the science fiction horror movie “Hollow Man”, and Kate Geraldine in the action thriller movie “Get Carter” in 2000. She was praised for her performances as Kate Hedges in the black comedy movie “Ali G Indahouse” and as Tabatha Wadmore Smith in the romantic comedy movie “Sweet Home Alabama” in 2002.
Rhona then went on to appear in “The Life of David Gale” and “Stuck on You” in 2003 and “Highwaymen” in 2004, before she was invited to portray Laura Tollins in the thriller film “The Number 23” in 2007; the movie starred Jim Carrey and is one of the rare movies in which Jim is not portraying a funny character, but a rather serious mentally ill man who becomes obsessed with the number 23.
She appeared as Alourdes Galindo in “Shooter” and Eden Sinclair in “Doomsday”, and was then invited to replace Jazmin Dammak in the action horror movie “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans”, for which performance Rhona was nominated for a Scream Award for Best Actress.
In the same year, she starred as Katrien Becker in the New Zealand movie “Separation City”, and portrayed Barbara Adkins in the drama mystery film “Stolen”. From 2010 to 2016, Rhona could have been seen in “Reuniting the Rubins”, “The Loft”, and “Hard Target 2”, while some of her most recent appearances in movies have been in “Archive”, “Skylin3s” and “The Other Me” in 2020.
Appearances in TV series
Rhona made her debut TV series appearance when she guest starred in the episode “1.5” of “Ghostbusters of East Finchley” in 1995. She was then cast to appear as Sarah Wickes in “The Bill” in 1996, and as La Dame Francaise in “Lust for Glorious” in 1997, and was praised for her portrayal of Flora Seymour in the British movie “The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous”.
She gained recognition after starring in “Party of Five” in 1999 and 2000, and then portrayed the lead character Dr. Alejandra Ollie Klein in the medical drama “Gideon’s Crossing”, which starred Andre Braughter, Ruben Blades and Eric Dane, and which follows the life of the real physician Jerome Groopman.
From 2003 to 2004, Rhona played the main role of Tara Wilson in the legal drama series “The Practice, appearing in 22 episodes, and then invited to reprise the role in 20 episodes of the legal comedy drama series “Boston Legal” – for her performance she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006. Rhona went on to appear in five episodes of “Nip/Tuck”, two episodes of “Stargate Universe” in 2010, and 13 episodes of “The Gates” in which she portrayed the main character Claire Radcliff.
Deja vu #RachelScott vs #RachelDalton pic.twitter.com/QoIvbkt7Kg
— Rhona Mitra (@rednaughtmitra) September 7, 2015
Some of her latest roles in TV series have been in “The Last Ship” in which she portrayed the lead character Dr. Rachel Scott in 23 episodes in 2014, in “The Strain” playing Charlotte in four episodes in 2017, and in “Supergirl” portraying Mercy Graves in four episodes in 2018.
Love life and husband
Rhona has stated how she is a very hard person to be in a relationship with, as she likes to travel and men usually believe that she is cheating on them and has several lovers in different states.
There are rumors circulating the internet that Rhona was in relationships with several popular actors.
In 2003, she was dating Carl Hagmier but the two split after only a couple of months, and in November of the same year she started dating Matt Damon, an actor best known for his roles in movies “Catch Me If You Can” and “Good Will Hunting”. As Matt wasn’t okay with Rhona travelling all the time, they split after just a few months, and in 2005, she dated American singer and a record producer. John Mayer for around half a year before splitting – John went on to date several other celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Minka Kelly, and Katty Perry.
Rhona is currently single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Rhona’s main hobby is travelling, and she has been all around the US to shoot for movies and TV serie,s while she has also been to Europe on multiple occasions, and spent most of that time in England where she was shooting for a movie. She is a huge lover of animals but could never have a dog because she likes to move around, and believes that a petwould be a burden to her.
Rhona’s role model is American actress, producer, and a singer Susan Sarandon, who gained recognition in 1975 when she starred as Janet in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”; she has won an Oscar and 58 other awards, while she’s been nominated for 83 others. Rhona also enjoys watching movies starring people such as Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Rosario Dawson – some of her favorites are the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Titanic”, and “Seven Pounds”.
Appearance and net worth
Rhona is 43 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.88m) tall, and weighs around 159lbs (72kgs). As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $10 million.