An actress with beauty and intrigue, Zuleikha (pronounced: “zoo-like-a”) Robinson, born June 29, 1977 in London, England, brings to the big screen and the television the unique blend of her Burmese, Iranian, Indian, Scottish, and English heritage. Her cultural background also includes childhood experiences in the Far East, Thailand, and Malaysia. This dynamic combination allows Zuleikha to bring Persian beauty to the screen.
Robinson went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in L.A, and though she is relatively new to American audiences she has paid her dues in international film-making. Robinson has portrays drama, sci-fie, and even comedy. She has been able to adapt to a variety of roles with believability. She gained notoriety with her role in Namesake (2006), a film played at the Indo-American Arts Council Film festival, in which there was brief nudity, kissing, and bedroom scenes. Some feared the Indian community would be offended. Robinson rebuffed questions about the role, explaining that it was a family film, about the hardships of a Bengali family’s struggles in America.
Robinson is no stranger to the Indian censors. She battled her way through Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, to keep semi-nude scenes in that film. During that battle, she had noted the number of suggestive scenes in which the actors were fully clothed, commenting that her scenes were more chaste than those.
Robinson’s current most current role is as Gaia in the HBO series Rome. She plays the role of a sexy, Amazonian woman who becomes a love interest for one of the main characters. Fans anticipate the 2008, release of Vivaldi in which she stars Julietta, in a movie which chronicles the struggles of a young priests life as a music master at a school for abandoned, illegitimate girls of Venice. She is also working on New Amsterdam , a FOX supernatural pilot to be aired later this year.
Zuleikha Robinson’s film credits include: Hidalgo (2004); William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (2004); Slash (2002); and Timecode (2002). She has appeared in X-Files, and starred in a 2001 X-Files spin-off, The Lone Gunmen, about a group of three computer hackers. She is well suited for the dramatic and sci-fie roles.
Robinson has pursued acting from the age of 15. Her popularity has risen on the charts following a recent nude scene in Rome.