Poorna Jagannathan

About Poorna Jagannathan

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Place: Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisian
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Alma mater: University of Maryland
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 2001–present
Spouse(s): Azad Oommen (m. 2003)

Poorna Jagannathan Net Worth

Poorna Jagannathan was born in Tunis, Tunisia, Tunisian, is Actress. Poorna Jagannathan is an American actress and producer. She is best recognized for playing the role of Safar Khan in HBO's ‘The Night Of’ and for appearing as an unconventional lead in the Bollywood movie ‘Delhi Belly’. Besides these, she has acted in several other films and dramas including ‘Law & Order’, ‘She Hate Me’, ‘Rescue Me’, ‘House of Cards’, ‘Gypsy’ and ‘The Circle’, to name a few. Jagannathan has also produced the 2013 Amnesty International Award winning play ‘Nirbhaya’ which is based on opposing sexual violence. The actress cum producer has won numerous awards and honours in her entertainment career. She won the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award at the Stardust Awards for ‘Delhi Belly’ and was the ‘Winner of Breakthrough Performance’ at the L'Oreal Femina Women Awards 2012. The American star was ranked twice as one of the ‘Most Fashionable Women’ by ‘Cosmopolitan.’ She was also featured among the top 10 in Femina’s list of "India's 50 most beautiful women". Jagannathan was once named one of the “12 women from East impacting the Western cinema” by Italian ‘Marie Claire.’ She also holds a place in Verve Magazine’s list of “Top 50 most powerful women in India”.
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💰 Net worth: $200,000

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Biography/Timeline

2012

For her performance in Delhi Belly, Jagannathan won the Stardust award for Best Supporting Actress and the L'Oreal Femina Award for Breakthrough Performance in 2012.

2016

Jagannathan is an established theater Actress and is a board and company member of The Barrow Group in New York City. In 2012, Deadline.com reported that Jagannathan had joined the cast of HBO's new show The Night Of as a series regular. The ensemble cast was led by James Gandolfini and was written and directed by Steven Zaillian and Richard Price. The project was shot at the end of 2012 but was shelved by HBO. It got revived in May 2013 and was slated to start shooting again with Gandolfini in 2014. After Gandolfini's death, Oscar winner Robert De Niro initially stepped in to take over the role originally played by the beloved Sopranos star in the pilot. Due to schedule conflicts, John Turturro replaced De Niro. Filming resumed August 2014 and ended in March 2015 in New York City. The Night Of released on HBO on July 10th, 2016 to critical acclaim. On Metacritic, it currently has a score of 90%, indicating "universal acclaim" based on 40 reviews. It currently has a score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 8.5/10 based on 56 reviews; its consensus reads, "The Night Of is a richly crafted, exquisitely performed mystery that will keep viewers enthralled and leave them devastated."

2017

On September 2016, it was announced that Jagannathan was joining the cast of Gypsy as a series regular. The Netflix produced series was led by Naomi Watts and released on June 30th, 2017. In August 2017, Netflix announced it would not renew Gypsy for another season.

2019

Jagannathan won critical acclaim for her role as a spunky, irreverent Journalist in the film Delhi Belly. The Village Voice said "For all this censor-board razzing, the most enjoyably subversive element is Poorna Jagannathan as the self-sufficient bachelorette who waylays Tashi on his way to the altar. Rangy, corkscrew-haired, with a wary demeanor that can’t long be upset by anything, she’s a happy departure from the usual run of Xeroxed, pedestaled beauties." Mumbai Mirror said, "Poorna Jagannathan, an offbeat choice, is remarkably subtle and does a brilliant job." The Daily News and Analysis said that Jagannathan shines in the film, and that "her bohemian sex appeal" is "a refreshing change from the prim and proper 'heroine' we are used to watching." The Editor of Outlook Lounge said that Jagannathan's performance was a "masterclass in effortless acting".