ZULEIKHA ROBINSON was born June 29th in London, England. While at boarding school, she developed a penchant for acting that later led her to Los Angeles, CA, where she completed her studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Her first feature was a supporting role in Mike Figgis' unconventional feature film, TIME CODE. It was the first film to be shot in a single take, using four separate digital cameras to follow the movements and dialogue of each actor, shooting them in real time, continuously for 93 minutes, the length of one digital video cassette.
Robinson next starred as 'Yves Adele Harlow' (an anagram for Lee Harvey Oswald), in Chris Carter's FOX drama, THE LONE GUNMEN. It was a spin-off of THE X-FILES, featuring the trio of computer hacking conspiracy geeks.
Her first lead role in a feature brought her to Morocco, playing a 19th-century Arabian horse-riding princess named 'Jazira', starring opposite Viggo Mortensen and Omar Sharif, in Disney's $80 million Western epic HIDALGO, directed by Joe Johnston. Zuleikha did most of her own stunts in this true story of long-distance endurance horse rider, Frank T. Hopkins.
From there, Robinson starred as Al Pacino's daughter in Michael Radford's film version of Shakespeare's, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, alongside Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes, for Sony Classics.
Followed by Fox Searchlight Pictures', THE NAMESAKE, opposite Kal Penn. It was based on the best-selling novel, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Jhumpa Lahiri for Academy Award nominated director, Mira Nair. It is the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world, without forgetting the old.
In recent years, Zuleikha has starred in numerous critically acclaimed television series such as, HBO’s ROME, where she played the fierce and feral slave, ‘Gaia’, ABC’s ground breaking series LOST, Showtime’s Emmy winning HOMELAND as vicious double agent and journalist, ‘Roya Hammad’, ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND and THE FOLLOWING, starring Kevin Bacon, to name a few.
Most recently, she locked down the role of ‘Mouse’ in the upcoming second season of Fox’s, THE EXORCIST.
Zuleikha has had a strong and varied career over the years, working with some of the world’s greatest actors and directors, frequently flying under the radar, yet always delivering a powerful, noteworthy performance.
Represented by The Gersh Agency