Sakina Jaffrey

Sakina Jaffrey

Highest Rated: 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

Lowest Rated: 17% Breakaway (2011)

Birthday: Feb 14, 1962

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

With a pair of acting parents, Sakina Jaffrey's path might have seemed clear from the outset, but that wasn't the case. Growing up in New York City, Jaffrey initially didn't follow in her parents' footsteps, despite appearing in a few professional stage performances in her teen years. She went to Vassar College and studied Chinese with the hopes of becoming a translator. The pull of acting became too great, though, and in her mid-20s, she began to focus on the craft. Her first film appearance was in "The Perfect Murder" (1988) alongside her mother Madhur Jaffrey. Over the next decade, she sporadically appeared in films, ranging from the literary adaptation "The Indian in the Cupboard" (1995) to "Masala" (1991), the latter of which was her only appearance alongside her father Saeed Jaffrey. She played a major role in the Jonathan Demme thriller "The Truth About Charlie" (2002), which led to her appearing in future Demme movies, including his remake "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004). In 2003, she appeared as a recurring character on "Third Watch" (NBC 1999-2005). The rest of the decade was filled with bit parts in movies ranging from "Definitely, Maybe" (2008) to "The Nanny Diaries" (2007). In 2013, Jaffrey first played the role of Linda Vasquez on the Kevin Spacey-starring drama "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013- ). As her time there ended, she recurred on cast of "Sleepy Hollow" (Fox 2013- ) in its second season. Small runs on "Mr. Robot" (USA 2015- ) and "The Mindy Project" (Fox/Hulu 2012- ) also dotted Jaffrey's resume over the ensuing years. Those all lead to playing the main role of Agent Denise Christopher on the sci-fi drama "Timeless" (NBC 2016- ).

Highest rated movies




95% 92% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Ellen (Character) $61.7M 2019
45% 49% Red Sparrow Trish Forsyth (Character) $46.7M 2018
51% 60% The Equalizer 2 Fatima (Character) $102M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behold My Heart Jane (Character) - 2018
90% 31% The Problem With Apu Self - 2017
63% 29% Claire in Motion Maya (Character) - 2016
17% 37% Breakaway Livleen singh (Character) - 2011
44% 38% The Toe Tactic Lacticia Utt (Character) - 2008
34% 51% The Nanny Diaries Sima (Character) $25.9M 2007
25% 61% Raising Helen Nilma Prasad (Character) $37.5M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Made Unknown (Character) - 2003
34% 27% The Truth About Charlie Sylvia (Character) $5.3M 2002
51% 25% The Mystic Masseur Suruj Mooma (Character) $398.6K 2001
76% 69% Revolution No. 9 Dr. Ray (Character) - 2001
36% 33% Cotton Mary Rosie (Character) $299.4K 1999
83% 50% Chutney Popcorn Sarita (Character) $2.3K 1999
No Score Yet 17% Masala Rita Solanki (Character) - 1991


76% 82% Little Voice Vilina (Character) 2020
72% 89% Defending Jacob Lynn Canavan (Character) 2020
36% 59% Sunnyside Alisha Modi (Guest Star) 2019
58% 80% Prodigal Son Dr. Elaine Brown (Guest Star) 2019
91% 73% Timeless Agent Denise Christopher (Character) 2016-2018
85% 86% Homeland Dr. Meyer (Guest Star) 2018
94% 94% Mr. Robot Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2017
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet 70% Blindspot Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
76% 76% Sleepy Hollow Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 78% Madam Secretary Foreign Minister Chondita Samant (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Better Show Guest 2014
77% 76% House of Cards Linda Vasquez (Character) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 75% Girls Gynecologist (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 89% Blue Bloods Mrs. Demir (Guest Star) 2011
66% 67% A Gifted Man CJ (Guest Star) 2011
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Geeta Chanoor (Guest Star) 2007
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2000
70% 85% Sex and the City Rama Patel (Guest Star) 2004


No quotes approved yet.