Rhona Natasha Mitra is a model, singer, and actor from the United Kingdom. She began her career as a model and rose to prominence by portraying the primary character in a popular video game series. After meeting British actress Judi Dench, the mother of one of her classmates, she resolved to become an actor at the age of nine. She eventually managed to enter the world of show business after experiencing significant difficulties during her teens and gradually made a name for herself as a model and actress. Her passion and hard work in the area of acting has made her a household name with many fans and followers. She has appeared in a number of television episodes and films, including ‘Party of Five,’ ‘The Practice,’ ‘Boston Legal,’ and ‘Doomsday.’ This stunning actress is also known for her sultry voice and dark long hair, which complement her inherent attractiveness. For her acting performance, she was nominated for a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award.’ Susan Sarandon, a great actress, is her idol because of her incredible acting abilities.
Childhood and Adolescence
Rhona Natasha Mitra was born on August 9, 1976, in Paddington, Hampstead, London, to Anthony Mitra, a cosmetic surgeon of Bengali Indian ancestry, and Nora Downey, an Irish woman. Her older brother, Jason, is a travel writer for ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘The Sunday Times,’ and her younger brother, Guyan, is a travel writer for ‘Lonely Planet’ and ‘The Sunday Times.’
Her parents divorced when she was eight years old, and she was sent to a boarding school as a result. She went to Roedean, an all-girls’ school in Brighton, East Sussex. She was kicked out because she drove a car to a nearby boys’ school. She was labeled a troublemaker and expelled from her next boarding school as well, based on complaints from other parents.
She was heavily active in London’s club culture for many years before deciding to pursue acting as a career after developing an interest in it. She decided to enroll in a drama school for a three-year program. She began hunting for work after the first year, having gained enough confidence in herself, and performed in the regional theatre.
Career of Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra began her career as a model before moving to television in the early 1990s. In 1995, she made her television debut in a small role in ‘Ghostbusters of East Finchley.’ In 1996, she played Sarah Wickes in the TV series ‘The Bill,’ and in 1997, she starred in the miniseries ‘The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous.’
She made her screen debut in 1997 as Lara Croft, the primary protagonist of the ‘Tomb Raider’ video game franchise. This tenure provided her a lot of publicity and made her a well-known model. She also pursued a career as a musician. ‘Getting Naked,’ her first song, was released in 1997. ‘Come Alive’ and ‘Female Icon,’ her studio albums, were released in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
In 1998, she played Mollie Jolliffe in the films ‘Croupier’ and ‘Monk Dawson.’ The next year, she played Christopher Lambert’s love interest in the film “Beowulf.” The ‘Maxim Hot 100 Women’ placed her 46th in 2001. She portrayed Dr. Alejandra ‘Ollie’ Klein in the medical drama series ‘Gideon’s Crossing.’ In the early 2000s, she acted in films such as ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ ‘Ali G Indahouse,’ and ‘Stuck on You.’
She played Tara Wilson in the sitcom ‘The Practice’ from 2003 to 2004, as well as the main character in its spin-off, ‘Boston Legal,’ in 2004. In the same year, she starred in the television series ‘Spartacus’ in the film ‘Highwaymen.’
She played Kit McGraw in the third season of the TV show ‘Nip/Tuck’ in 2005. Around this time, she also acted in the films ‘Skinwalkers,’ ‘The Number 23,’ and ‘Shooter.’
She played Major Eden Sinclair in the science fiction/action film ‘Doomsday’ in 2008. In the 2009 film ‘Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,’ she portrayed Sonja, the vampire’s daughter. In 2010, she starred in the series ‘Stargate Universe’ as well as the suspense film ‘Stolen.’ In the same year, she portrayed Claire Radcliff in ABC’s supernatural abilities drama ‘The Gates.’
She played Major Rachel Dalton in the television series ‘Strike Back: Project Vengeance’ from 2012 to 2013. She starred as Dr. Rachel Scott in the post-apocalyptic series ‘The Last Ship’ from 2014 to 2015. In 2017, she played Charlotte in the television series ‘The Strain.’
Major Projects of Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra’s big break came in 1997, when she was cast as Lara Croft in Eidos Interactive’s video game franchise ‘Tomb Raider.’ Prior to Angelina Jolie, who eventually took over the role and performed in the ‘Tomb Raider’ movies from 2001 to 2003, she was featured as the live action model for the primary heroine Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider.’ Her fame was boosted by the success of the video game ‘Tomb Raider.’
Holly Marie Begins, Scott Wolf’s illicit love interest, was her first lead role in the television sitcom ‘Party of Five’ in 1999. The series, which was intended towards teenagers and young adults, tackled serious issues such as parental bereavement, drug usage, and dealing with disease. In the 2000 film ‘Hollow Man,’ she played a neighbor who was sexually raped by the character played by Kevin Bacon. The film was a commercial success and received an Academy Award nomination for Visual Effects in 2001.
Achievements & Awards
For her part in ‘Boston Legal,’ Rhona Mitra was nominated for a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ in 2006. For the film ‘Underworld: Rise of the Lycans,’ she was nominated for a ‘Scream Award’ for best actress in 2009.
Personal Experiences of Rhona Mitra
Carl Hagmier and Rhona Mitra dated for a few months in 2003. In the following year, she dated actor Matt Damon for a brief period. In 2005, she was said to be dating John Mayer, a well-known American singer. She is now reported to be single.
Estimated Net Worth
Rhona Mitra has a net worth of $10 million dollars. Rhona Mitra is an English actress, model, and singer. Rhona Mitra was born in 1976 in Paddington, London, and claims to have been expelled from two separate boarding schools. When she was nine years old, she met Judi Dench, the mother of one of her students, and decided she wanted to be an actor.
Her net worth is reported to be in the range of $6.5 million.