Zuleikha Robinson
Zuleikha Robinson 2010
General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: June 29, 1977
Age: 40
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Nationality: British
Other Information
Height: 5'7½"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Dr. Alastair Robinson (sister)
Series Information
Character: Amara
First appearance: The Serpent
Last appearance: And They Lived...

Zuleikha Robinson is a British actress and singer. She has appeared in films Hidalgo (2004), The Merchant of Venice (2004) and The Namesake (2006). Robinson later was a regular cast member on the ABC series Lost (2009-10), Showtime's political thriller Homeland (2012) and the Fox drama The Following (2015). In 2016, she began starring in the ABC period drama Still Star-Crossed.

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Early life

Robinson was born in London and brought up in Thailand and Malaysia by an Indian mother and an English father. She is also part Scottish and Iranian. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. She is the sister of British field botanist Dr. Alastair Robinson.


Robinson has made her film debut in the 2000 experimental film Timecode. She gained attention on the 2001 series The Lone Gunmen, part of The X-Files franchise. She played Yves Adele Harlow, a mysterious thief who often aided (and sometimes hindered) the starring trio.

Robinson's first lead role brought her to Morocco, playing a 19th-century Arabian princess named Jazira, opposite Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif, in Disney's $80 million Western epic Hidalgo (2004), directed by Joe Johnston. The film tells the story of long-distance endurance horse rider, Frank Hopkins. In 2006, she played a Bengali character called Moushumi Mazumdar in Mira Nair's acclaimed film The Namesake, based on the book of the same name.

In 2007, Robinson had a supporting role in the HBO series Rome, and the following year played Eva Marquez, a NYPD detective, in the Fox police drama New Amsterdam. Robinson joined the cast of Lost in 2009 during its fifth season, as recurring character Ilana Verdansky, and was promoted to series regular for the sixth season. In 2012, she was cast in the second season of Homeland in a recurring role as journalist and secret al-Qaeda operative Roya Hammad. Robinson also played a supporting role in the drama thriller film The Boy.

In 2014, Robinson was cast in Intelligence as Amelia Hayes, Gabriel's wife and a former CIA field officer.

In 2016, Robinson was cast as Lady Capulet in the ABC period drama Still Star-Crossed produced by ShondaLand.


Year Title Type Role
1999 Benefactor: Scenes from an Arrangement Short Hope Crowley
2000 Timecode Lester Moore's Assistant
2001 The Lone Gunmen TV Series Yves Adele Harlow
2002 The X-Files TV Series Yves Adele Harlow / Lois Runce
2002 Slash Suzie
2004 Hidalgo Jazira
2004 The Merchant of Venice Jessica
2006 The Namesake Moushumi Mazumdar
2007 Rome TV Series Gaia
2008 New Amsterdam TV Series Eva Marquez
2009 Fist Full of Love Short
2009 - 2010 Lost TV Series Ilana Verdansky
2012 Homeland TV Series Roya Hammad
2013 The Mentalist TV Series Dr. Sonia Kidd
2013 Covert Affairs TV Series Bianca Manning
2014 Intelligence TV Series Amelia Vaughn / Amelia
2013 - 2014 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland TV Series Amara
2014 Ask Me Anything Afreen
2014 Kingdom TV Series Allison
2015 The Boy Mom
2015 The Following TV Series Gwen
2016 American Fable Vera
2017 Salvation TV Series Catherine Adams
2017 Still Star-Crossed TV Series Lady Guiliana Capulet
2017 The Exorcist TV Series Mouse
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