Rhona Natasha Mitra was born on August 9, 1976, in Paddington, London. She is a model and actress known for her roles as Sonja in “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans;” as Major Rachel Dalton in the second and third seasons of “Strike Back;” and as Mercy Graves on the C.W. series “Supergirl.” Today is her birthday and we are here to help you celebrate the multi-talented actress.
Rhona Mitra was born in Paddington, London, on August 9, 1976. She is the middle child of Anthony Mitra and Nora Downey. Her father is of Bengali descent and her mother is Irish. At the age of eight, Mitra’s parents got divorced and she was sent to an only-girl boarding school. She attended two schools before being expelled from both after not being able to adapt to the strict rules.
After her stay at the last school in Brighton, Mitra went back to London. Four years would pass until she finally started noticing her desire for acting. In a dramatic turn of events, she decides to attend drama school to pursue her new passion, and with the acquired acting skills and natural talent, she begins her journey.
Her first role would be in “Monk Dawson,” a drama film about a Catholic priest who discovers forbidden love in 1970s London. A year after, in 1999, she made her T.V. debut with “Ghostbusters of East Finchley,” a B.B.C. 2 comedy-drama series about an income tax fraud investigation. But it would be as Flora Seymour, in the series “The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous” that Mitra would have her breakthrough. Among her main works, we can highlight her role as Sonja in “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,” as Major Rachel Dalton on the second and third seasons of “Strike Back” and her most recent part as Mercy Graves in the C.W. series “Supergirl.”
She appears as the live-action model for the lead character in the “Tomb Raider” video game series.
She stars as Major Eden Sinclair in the science fiction/action film.
She gets a Best Actress nomination for "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans."
She plays Major Rachel Dalton in "Strike Back: Project Vengeance."
She plays Dr. Rachel Scott in the first two seasons of the post-apocalyptic "The Last Ship."
She is cast as Charlotte in the fourth season of the series "The Strain."
She gets cast as Mercy Graves in the C.W. television series "Supergirl."
She stars in the science fiction film "Archive" as Simone.
Why We Love Rhona Mitra
She is an advocate for trauma recovery
She uses her platform to raise awareness for mental health. We love advocates for important causes!
She is all about sustainability
She goes as far as having an Instagram page dedicated to her plant-based recipes called @grumpyhippy. She has proven over time that she cares greatly for Mother Earth.
She loves animals
The easiest way to find Mitra is to go to her farm, where she is often seen taking care of her horses and dogs. Not only is she an advocate for trauma and mental health, but also the plight of animals.
5 Surprising Facts
She got breast implants for Lara Croft
To enhance the similarities with the character, Mitra got breast implants.
She has a podcast
Her podcast "The Last Ark" hopes to reshape our relationship with planet Earth and our surroundings.
She is a horse girl
She loves horses and is always hanging out with them on her farm.
Judi Dench inspired her
She found out she wanted to be an actress when she met Judi Dench, the mother of one of her classmates.
“Maxim” Hot 100 Women of 2001
She ranked 46 on the list that year.
Rhona Mitra FAQs
Is Rhona Mitra still acting?
Yes! She is currently filming an action picture called “Hounds of War.”
Who looks like Rhonda Mitra?
Some people say she looks like her fellow actress Kate Beckinsale. We can see the resemblance.
Where did Rhona Mitra go to school?
She went to Roedean School.
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