October 5, 1975
45 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall
34-25-35 in | 86.5-63.5-89 cm
52 kg | 114.5 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Parminder Kaur Nagra was born in Leicester, England, on October 5, 1975, is an English actress.
Young Parminder Nagra began her professional acting career with theater company Haithizi Productions in Leicester.
She made her big screen debut in Punjabi action crime drama movie Dushmani Jattan Di (1993).
She got her television debut in BBC One medical drama series Casualty (1996) in episode "Land of Hope", in role as Ayisha.
Her breakthrough performance came as Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra in romantic comedy sports film Bend It Like Beckham (2002).
She was nominated for the British Independent Film Award and the Empire Award, UK for Most Promising Newcomer also for European Film Award for Best European Actress for her role as Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra in romantic comedy sports movie Bend It Like Beckham (2002).
She won a Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards, UK for Best Television Actress for her role as Heere / Sonali Sharma in romantic drama film Second Generation (2003).
Ella Enchanted (2004) fantasy romantic comedy opposite Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy
She voiced Cassandra in animated superhero anthology film Batman: Gotham Knight (2008).
Compulsion (2008) romantic drama with Ray Winstone and Veena Sood
Horrid Henry: The Movie (2011) children's musical adventure comedy opposite Theo Stevenson, Richard E. Grant and Anjelica Huston
Twenty8k (2012) thriller opposite Jonas Armstrong and Stephen Dillane
She voiced Nisha Bains in animated comedy film Postman Pat: The Movie (2014).
Bird Box (2018) post-apocalyptic horror thriller opposite Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes and John Malkovich
Five Feet Apart (2019) romantic drama in role as Dr. Noor Hamid, opposite Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse
She won the South African Independent Film Festival Outstanding Achievement Award for Best Actress for her role as Rakhi Singh in short drama Awaken (2021).
She was nominated for three OFTA Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout TV Star - Female for her performance as Dr. Neela Rasgotra in NBC medical drama television series ER (2003-2009).
She played various characters in BBC Two sketch comedy show Goodness Gracious Me (2000).
The Whole Truth (2010) ABC drama series in role as Pilar Shirazee
Alcatraz (2012) Fox science fiction series in role as Dr. Lucille "Lucy" Banerjee
She had recurring role as Rachael in USA Network detective comedy drama television series Psych (2013).
The Blacklist (2013-2014) NBC crime thriller series in role as Meera Malik
She had recurring role as Ellen Nadeer in ABC superhero series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2016-2017).
Fortitude (2017-2018) British horror psychological thriller series in role as Dr Surinder Khatri
13 Reasons Why (2018-2020) Netflix teen drama series in role as Counselor Priya Singh
God Friended Me (2018-2019) CBS comedy drama series in role as Pria Amar
Intergalactic (2021) Sky One science fiction series in role as Arch-Marshall Rebecca Harper
Attended Northfield House Primary School in Leicester.
Studied at the Soar Valley College.
Has two younger brothers and one younger sister.
She played the viola in the youth orchestra.
Has Punjabi ancestry.
Speaks Punjabi fluently.
Good friends with actress Maura Tierney.
She was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctors of Letters from Leicester University in 2007.
She dated Irish actor Kieran Creggan (2001-2002).
She was married to photographer James Stenson (2009-2013) they have one son, Kai David Singh Stenson.