Annet Mahendru is best known for her role as Nina Sergeevna Krilova on the FX period drama series The Americans from 2013 to 2016.
Parents: Olga Mahendru, Ghanshan “Ken” Mahendru
Nominations: Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Years active 2006–present
Age: 29 years and 4 months
Horoscope sign: Leo
Height: 170 cm – 5 Feet 7 Inches
Body Measurement and Size: 34-24-35 – (86.36 – 60.96 – 88.9 cm)
Bra Size: 34B
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Early life and education
Annet Mahendru was born in Kabul, Afghanistan to a Hindu-Indian father, Ghanshan “Ken” Mahendru a a Hindu Indian educator and journalist, and a Russian mother, Olga an Russian businesswoman.
Her parents separated when she was 13 years old and she moved to East Meadow, New York, with her father.
She had what she calls a “gypsy” childhood, regularly travelling between St. Petersburg and Frankfurt before moving with her father to East Meadow, New York at age 13 after her parents separated.
Mahendru attended East Meadow High School, where she was active in competitive cheerleading and kick line teams; she graduated in 2004.
She went on to earn an English degree from St. John’s University in New York City.
Mahendru is fluent in German, Russian and English, and also speaks Hindi, French and Persian and initially wanted to use what she has called her “ethnic ambiguity” to work for the United Nations.
In high school she competed in cheerleading and kick line teams.
Annet Mahendru later studied English at St. John’s University.
She was enrolled at New York University for a master’s degree in international relations, but dropped out to pursue acting and move to Los Angeles and there, she began by taking improv courses at the renowned Groundlings school.
Annet Mahendru began her acting career in 2006, appearing in an episode of the sitcom Love Monkey, an episode of the drama Conviction, a Law & Order spinoff, and the short film “The Art of Love”.
She appeared in an episode of the HBO comedy-drama Entourage.
Her next significant roles came in 2011, in episodes of the sitcoms Big Time Rush and 2 Broke Girls.
In 2012, she starred in an episode of the sitcom Mike & Molly.
In 2013, Mahendru began playing the recurring character Nina Sergeevna on the FX drama The Americans, appeared in an episode of the crime series White Collar, and played Agent Rosen in two episodes of the crime drama The Blacklist.
She stars alongside Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in FX’s The Americans.
The actress, model, is in 2018 famous for Missed Call, The Hollow, Metropolitan Stories.
She also starred in her first film, the fantasy horror Escape from Tomorrow, which drew attention because most of it was filmed on location at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland without permission from The Walt Disney Company, owner and operator of both parks.
In 2014, Mahendru was promoted to a series regular for the second season of The Americans.
She also starred in the comedy-drama film Bridge and Tunnel, had a voice role in the 2014 animated film Penguins of Madagascar, and guest-starred in the 2016 X-Files miniseries as Sveta, a possible UFO abductee. She played Nafisa Al-Qadi on the FX series Tyrant.
Mahendru stars in the title role of the independent feature film Sally Pacholok (2015), which premiered at and won Best Feature at the DC Independent Film Festival, in Washington, DC.
Residence She owns an apartment in Los Angeles, California, United States
Estimated Net worth 2 million Dollar (2017’s Top 20 richest actresses!)
Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Art of Love Kala Short film
2008 El Padrino 2 Serge’s Wife
2009 Erza: Fear of a Faceless God Erza
2010 Ungu Narrator Short film
2010 Duel of the Overmen Ausler Short film
2011 El Padrino II: Border Intrusion Serge’s Wife
2011 American Badass: Bernie’s Back! Janet
2011 The Hollow Katie Short film
2011 Missed Call Steph Short film
2011 Love, Gloria Katie
2011 Almaz Natasha Short film
2012 Got Rights? Afghani Female Short film
2012 Captain Planet 4 Scripty Short film
2013 Escape from Tomorrow Isabelle
2013 Metropolitan Stories Esmeralda Short film
2014 Bridge and Tunnel Kelly Jones
2014 Smokey Eyes Barbara Short film
2014 Penguins of Madagascar Eva Voice
2015 Sally Pacholok Sally Pacholok
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Love Monkey Groupie Episode: “The Onone That Got Away”
2006 Conviction Waitress Episode: “180.80”
2007 Entourage French Girlfriend Episode: “The Cannes Kids”
2011 Torchwood: Web of Lies Pilot Voice
Episode: “Missing Day: Part 1”
2011 Big Time Rush Princess Svetlana Episode: “Big Time Wedding”
2011 2 Broke Girls Robin Episode: “And the Pop-Up Sale”
2012 Mike & Molly Flight Attendant Episode: “The Honeymoon is Over”
2013–16 The Americans Nina Sergeevna Krilova 35 episodes
Nominated—Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
2013 The Blacklist Agent Rosen 2 episodes
2013 White Collar Katya Episode: “Ice Breaker”
2014 Grey’s Anatomy Ana Episode: “Only Mama Knows”
2015 The Following Eliza 4 episodes
2016 The X-Files Sveta Episode: “My Struggle: Part 1”
2016 Tyrant Nafisa Al-Qadi 8 episodes
2017 Neo Yokio Mila Malevich Episode: “The Russians? Exactly, the Soviets”
She was interviewed by Maxim in 2015. She said that Nina was not supposed to be such a big character in The Americans, but that they kept her on because they liked her and the job she did with the role. She speaks German, Russian, and English fluently and can also speak a little bit of French, Persian, and Hindi.
Anne Hathaway Best Known For Appearing in films like The Princess Diaries (2001), Get Smart (2008), Alice in Wonderland (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Les Misérables (2012) is one of the world’s highest-paid actresses in 2015, she has received multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a British Academy Film Award, and an Emmy. Her films have earned $6.4 billion worldwide, and she appeared in the Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2009.
Anais Pouliot is best known for her bee-stung lips and working with big names like Victoria’s Secret, Emporio Armani, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Urban Outfitters.
Age: 27 years and 8 months
Sun Sign Taurus
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Light Brown
Height 5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
Measurements 34-25-34 in or 86-63.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Anais Pouliot is signed to these modeling agencies –
Models 1 – London
Modellink Model Agency – Stockholm
Model Management – Hamburg
Women Management – Milan
Folio Montreal – Montreal (Mother Agency)
Elite Model Management – Paris
Uno Models – Barcelona & Madrid
Future Faces Model Management – Amsterdam
The Society Model Management – New York
Elite Model Management – China
Anais Pouliot has been featured on adverts for, among others, Louis Vuitton, Nina Ricci, Topshop, Sonia Rykiel, Aldo, H&M, Yves Saint Laurent, Carven (fr), Anna Sui, Mugler, Mih jeans, Emporio Armani, Eres (fashion label) (fr), Lancôme, Urban Outfitters, Tod’s, Kate Spade, Nasty Gal and Barneys New York.
She has been on numerous magazine covers, including Vogue, Acne Paper, Elle, Fashion, Oyster, Vogue UK, L’Express, Le Monde, L’Officiel, Marie Claire and Air France Madame (fr).
She often poses for Victoria’s Secret website and catalogues.
She is said to be a friend of Miuccia Prada. To that, she answers “Let’s say she recognizes me when she meets me on the street, and she smiles at me.”
She is also one of Terry Richardson’s favorite models.
First Fashion Show
Anais debuted with Ready to Wear – Autumn / Winter 2010 fashion show where she walked the ramp for Abed Mahfouz, Academy of Art University, Ashish, Betty Jackson, Christian Cota, Cushnie et Ochs, Jen Kao, Jeremy Laing, Miu Miu, John Rocha, Lacoste, Peter Jensen, Peter Som, Suno, Twenty8Twelve, Wayne, and William Tempest.
To take care of her mind and spirit, she does yoga. She is working and traveling most of the times, as a model. So, it is necessary for her to free or relieve her down. Hence, she goes for yoga classes for one hour, a couple of times in a week.
She puts argan oil on her skin before going to bed. When she wakes up in the morning, she finds her skin very soft and baby like.
Anais Pouliot Favorite Things
Food – Ice cream, anything that is well cooked
Dress – Hervé Léger dresses
Designers – Miu Miu, Chloé
City – Paris, New York
Music – Deadmau5, Marilyn Manson
Drink – Baileys
Film – The Pianist (Co-Produced & Directed by Roman Polanski)
Book – Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (By Patrick Süskind)
Anais Pouliot Facts
Anais is friends with models Ashley Smith, Kate Kosushkina, Melodie Monrose, Sara Blomqvist, Jessica Clarke, Janice Alida, Rose Smith, and Marte Mei Van Haaster.
Anais was discovered in 2005 in her hometown of Quebec.
Pouliot can be seen in Victoria’s Secret catalogues quite often.
She is said to be the friend of famous Italian fashion designer Miuccia Prada.
Anais is the favorite model of American photographer Terry Richardson.
In 2007, she signed with Trump Models.
She is afraid of spiders and after seeing it, screams right away.
Apart from doing modeling, she would also love to work in casting department.
She is an animal lover.
She does not consider one person as her style icon. What she sees during the day inspires her.
Before going for a sleep at night, she always checks her email.
She likes her personal style as “Feminine and classic.” She goes with the personal motto – “Be yourself.”
Anais loves cooking (only when she has nice kitchen and of course time).
As a child, she was active in sports. Anais still likes to try new sports and experience new things such as snorkeling, hiking, etc.
The best thing about being a model is that she gets to see new parts of the world and various cultures. But, at the same time, she remains away from her family, which she doesn’t like.
Ashlee Simpson is an American singer-songwriter and actress. The younger sister of pop singer and actress Jessica Simpson, Ashlee began appearing in television commercials at the age of 15. She later pursued a career as an actress, and had a recurring role on the family drama 7th Heaven. Her breakout came following her appearance on the reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica (2003–05), which focused on her sister Jessica and her then-husband Nick Lachey. While working on her debut studio album, Simpson became the star of her own spin-off reality series, The Ashlee Simpson Show (2004–05). Like her sister before her, Simpson became the center of considerable media attention, much of which focused on her relationship with musician Ryan Cabrera.
Ariel Winter is known for her role as Alex Dunphy in the comedy series ABC’s Modern Family since the series start in 2009, as well as the voice of the title character in the Disney Junior show Sofia the First and the voice of Penny Peterson in the 2014 animated film Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Winter and her Modern Family cast mates have won four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Alicia Vikander has received several nominations and awards for her acting, including an Academy Award, and was listed by Forbes in their 30 Under 30 list in 2016. She is best known for Playing Jossan Tegebrandt Björn in the Sveriges Television’s drama and opera series Andra Avenyn from 2007 to 2008. She is also known for appearing in A Royal Affair (2012), Pure (2010), Testament of Youth (2014), and as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2018).
Years active 2002–present
Age: 30 years and 3 months
Occupation Actress, dancer, model
Sun Sign Libra
Height 5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Measurements 34-24-34½ in or 86-61-88 cm
Bra Size 34A
When Alicia was 9, she started attending Royal Swedish Ballet School in Gothenburg to learn ballet and moved from there at 15 to take admission in an upper-level dancing school in Stockholm.
She also took admission in a law school. But, as she was interested to become an actress, she never went to the school, even for a single day.
Father – Svante Vikander (Psychiatrist)
Mother – Maria Fahl Vikander (Stage Actress)
Siblings – None. She has 5 paternal half-siblings.
Alicia is signed with these agencies –
Tavistock Wood Management
United Talent Agency
As a model, she is also signed with Tomorrow Management.
She has mostly Swedish ancestry with one-fourth Finnish ancestry.
She has advertised for fashion label Louis Vuitton for their Fall / Winter 2015 collection. She was announced their brand ambassador.
Born and raised in Gothenburg, Vikander began acting as a child in minor stage productions at the Gothenburg opera house and trained as a ballet dancer at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and the School of American Ballet in New York. She began her professional acting career by appearing in Swedish short films and television series and first gained recognition for her role as Josefin Björn-Tegebrandt in the drama series Andra Avenyn (2008–10). Vikander made her feature film debut in Pure (2010), for which she won the Guldbagge Award for Best Actress. She gained wider recognition in 2012 for portraying Kitty in Joe Wright’s film adaptation of Anna Karenina and Queen Caroline Mathilde in the Danish film A Royal Affair.
In 2014 and 2015, Vikander achieved global recognition for her roles as activist Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth, a humanoid robot in Ex Machina, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, and painter Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Vikander is a feminist and is vocal about gender inequality in film. She is married to the actor Michael Fassbender.
Vikander was born in Gothenburg, the daughter of Maria Fahl Vikander, a stage actress, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. Her parents are from small villages in the north and south of Sweden, respectively.
They separated when Vikander was two months old, and she was mostly raised by her single mother. She has five half-siblings on her father’s side. Vikander has said that she had the best of both worlds growing up, being an only child to her mother and being surrounded by a big family when she went to her father’s house every second week.
Her ancestry is Swedish and one quarter Finnish.
Vikander started her career as an actor at the age of seven, starring in a production of Kristina från Duvemåla at The Göteborg Opera, which was written by the Mamma Mia! creators, Björn and Benny from ABBA, performing in the play for three-and-a-half years. She appeared in several musicals at the Opera, such as The Sound of Music and Les Misérables. In 1997 she participated in the TV4 kids’ singing show Småstjärnorna; she performed the Helen Sjöholms song “Du måste finnas”.
She won her episode with praise by the judges for her stage presence.
Vikander trained in ballet from the age of nine with the Svenska Balettskolan i Göteborg (1998–2004). At the age of 15, Vikander moved from Gothenburg to train at the ballet’s upper school in Stockholm and she lived on her own, working to become a principal dancer.
She traveled around the world for summer courses, training one summer at the School of American Ballet in New York City.
At the age of 16, she almost left school to commit fully to the television series she worked on with director Tomas Alfredson, realizing her passion for acting.
Her dance career was sidelined by injuries in her late teens.
She auditioned for drama school but was turned down twice.
At one point, Vikander was admitted to law school but she never attended, following her dreams to become an actress instead.
Vikander began her career by appearing in a number of short films and television roles in her native Sweden.
She became well known in Scandinavia for her role in the popular Swedish TV drama Andra Avenyn (2008–2010).
Vikander received critical acclaim for her feature film debut, playing the leading role of Katarina in the Swedish film Pure (2010).
The film centers around the troubled secretary Katarina, who desperately tries to escape her life. With this role, Vikander won the Rising Star Award in 2010 at the Stockholm Film Festival, the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival and the prestigious Guldbagge Award for Best Actress.
In 2011, she had the leading role of Fragancia Fernandez, who is arrested for attempted murder, in The Crown Jewels. In 2012, Vikander gained international attention for playing the key role of Kitty in the English-language film adaptation of Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley.
The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival and received positive reviews.
That year, she added Danish to her repertoire while co-starring as Queen Caroline Mathilde in the Nikolaj Arcel feature film A Royal Affair. It had its world premiere at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival and was received with critical acclaim.
The film was subsequently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 85th Academy Awards.
Vikander was named as one of the 10 Actors to Watch: Breakthrough Performances of 2012 at the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival, was nominated for BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2013, and received the Editor’s Choice Award at the 2013 Elle Style Awards.
In 2013, she starred as German Pirate Party member Anke Domscheit-Berg in The Fifth Estate.
The film opened the Toronto International Film Festival on 5 September 2013.
The film garnered mixed critical reactions; however, some critics praised the performances in the film.
She also had the leading role of Erika in the Swedish film Hotell, for which she was awarded the Marrakech International Film Festival Award for Best Actress by jury president, director Martin Scorsese.
In 2014, she appeared in the Australian crime thriller Son of a Gun. The film was released in Australia on 16 October 2014 and received mixed reviews; however, Vikander was praised for her performance.
In 2015, Vikander had substantial roles in eight films.
She was praised by critics for her portrayal of painter Gerda Wegener in Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, becoming the second Swedish actress to win this award; the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress; and received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role but lost both awards to Brie Larson for her role in Room.
She gained public recognition and critical acclaim for her starring role as Artificial intelligence Ava in Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina, for which she received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
She had the leading role of pacifist Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth alongside Kit Harington and Emily Watson. Testament of Youth was well received upon its release, with critics praising Vikander’s performance in particular. For her role as Brittain, Vikander was nominated for BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film.
She also played the role of half-human/half-witch Alice Deane in the fantasy film Seventh Son (2015), narrated the Swedish documentary Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015), had the female leading role in the Guy Ritchie-directed action film The Man from U.N.C.L.E., based on the 1964 MGM television series of the same name; and appeared in the film Burnt (2015).
On 6 May 2016 it was announced that Vikander set up a production company called Vikarious along with her agent Charles Collier.
The company’s first film, Euphoria, a production with Sweden’s B-Reel Films, began shooting in the German Alps in August 2016.
The film is the English-language directorial debut of Swedish writer/director Lisa Langseth, and was Langseth and Vikander’s third collaboration. Vikander starred opposite Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling as sisters in conflict travelling through Europe toward a mystery destination.
Euphoria received its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2017.
In 2016, Vikander starred opposite Matt Damon in Jason Bourne, directed by Paul Greengrass.
It was released on 29 July 2016 by Universal Pictures.
Vikander then appeared in the adaptation of the novel The Light Between Oceans (2016), directed by Derek Cianfrance, with Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.
The film was released in the United States by Touchstone Pictures on 2 September 2016.
On 30 November 2015, it was announced that Vikander will co-star opposite James McAvoy in the upcoming romantic thriller, Submergence. The film will be directed by Wim Wenders.
In April 2016, it was confirmed that Vikander would play Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot film adaptation which is set to be released on 16 March 2018.
In June 2016, it was reported Vikander was being eyed to portray Agatha Christie.
Vikander previously lived in North London.
In late 2014, she began dating actor Michael Fassbender. They married on 14 October 2017 in a private ceremony in Ibiza, Spain.
As of 2017, they reside in Lisbon, Portugal.
Vikander identifies as a feminist, and has denounced gender inequality in film:
I’d just made five films in a row, and [Tulip Fever] was the first one where I had a scene with another woman…There’s a change happening, and I want to be part of that. You see something like The Hunger Games or Insurgent proving that a female role can carry a successful blockbuster.
On 10 November 2017, Vikander was one of 584 women who have called for the Swedish film and theatre industries to address what they say is a culture of sexual misconduct. She added her signature to an open letter published in Swedish paper Svenska Dagbladet.
The letter contains numerous accounts of sexual harassment, assault and rape suffered by women in the Swedish industry, all recounted anonymously.
According to a translation of the letter published by English-language Swedish publication The Local, the signatories vowed that they will “no longer be silent”. Following the letter’s publication, Swedish press is reporting that culture minister Alice Bah Kuhnke called a meeting of the heads of Sweden’s National Theatre Company, the Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Royal Swedish Opera.
In 2007, she appeared in a short film Darkness of Truth for her role as Sandra Svensson.
She appeared in a couple of short films until 2009 and in 2010, made her debut with her first feature film Pure in which she starred as Katarina.
First TV Show
In 2005, she played Tony in the television series En decemberdröm in just three episodes.
Alicia Vikander Favorite Things
Actresses – Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Lawrence, Isabelle Huppert
Alicia Vikander Facts
When she was 5 months old, her parents separated, who actually are from small Swedish villages.
For the most part, Alicia was raised by her single mother. But, she used to visit her dad’s house after every 2 weeks.
Her dance career almost ended at 16 and after certain injuries, she stopped it and instead focused on her acting career.
In her late teens, she auditioned for a drama school for which she was declined two times.
She is a trained ballerina.
She got to play Kitty in Anna Karenina (2012) after Saoirse Ronan didn’t accept the offer. Later, she appeared in Seventh Son (2014) as Jennifer Lawrence left the film production.
Since young, she is using a skincare product called Hudsalva which she purchases from a pharmacy shop. She uses it mainly for her lips, but according to Alicia, we can even cook with it.
She learned to speak Danish for her role in A Royal Affair (2012).
She almost got the role of Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman. Alicia was also sent to Los Angeles to read for the role, but Kristen Stewart got the role finally.
She was first considered for the films The Circle (2016), and Assassin’s Creed (2016), but later dropped her.