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Nazneen Contractor

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Mumbai, India
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Born in Mumbai, India and raised and educated in Nigeria and London, Nazneen immigrated to Toronto, Canada with her family by the age of ten. She spent her early youth excelling in her academics and training as a classical ballerina. After almost ten years of dance training, she discovered her true love was performing and turned her energies towards acting. She immediately found success at the prestigious world re-known Stratford Shakespeare Festival. During her fortunate time at the Festival Nazneen played lead roles in Shakespeare's "Pericles" and a "Midsummer Night's Dream" along with six other productions in her two seasons at the Festival. Nazneen then focused her energies on her degree in Sociology, Psychology and Theatre at the University of Toronto as well as trying to make her mark in the world Film and TV. After playing a few guest start and recurring roles on Canadian and American television shows she landed a lead role of Layla Hourani on "The Border", Canada's number one drama. At the end of 2008, after two seasons of The Border, Nazneen made the move to Los Angeles where she has since landed a recurring roles on FOX's number one hit show "24" and David Spade's comedy "Rules of Engagement".
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