THIS IS ME 

ANNET MAHENDRU

CRITICS 

CHOICE 

NOMINATED

photo cred Ginny Tucker

ACTRESS

 

Annet Mahendru has become a highly sought-after performer for both film and television. Perhaps best known for her critically-acclaimed role on the Golden Globe & Emmy winning FX series The Americans, where she played Nina, the mysterious spy opposite FBI Agent Stan (Noah Emmerich). Her portrayal of Nina earned her a Critic's Choice Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a Gold Derby TV Award Nomination for Drama Guest Actress. She was awarded Showbiz India's Trailblazer award, recognizing her for an 'Emerging Leader' as a rising South Asian Female Actor in Hollywood.

Annet's currently headlining The Walking Dead: World Beyond limited series. She plays a British-Indian character named Huck, a marine who goes undercover as a tough-as-nails security guard to rebuild what's left of the world years after the apocalypse. Her latest exciting collaboration is on the film, Father Stu: with Mark Wahlberg, Jacki Weaver, and Mel Gibson, where she graces the role of Virgin Mary. Annet has also teamed up with the filmmakers (Happy Hunting 2017) on their gritty drama, Manifest West. She plays Alice Hayes, a mother who's struggle with mental health is at the forefront of the story . It is set to premiere in theatres Fall 2022. Other films coming soon are a 1940's drama based on Martin Eden's life and a dark comedy, Grow, where Annet portrays twins and serves as an Executive Producer. 

Annet has established a notable television resume with other credits including The Romanoffs, Prodigal Son, The X-Files, Tyrant, The Following, Lethal Weapon, Grey's Anatomy, White Collar, 2 Broke Girls, and The Blacklist.

 

In addition to her television work, Annet starred in the Sundance film Escape From Tomorrow, played the title role in the biopic Sally Pacholok, appeared in Bridge And Tunnel, and Love Gloria. She was the voice of Eva in the Penguins of Madagascar movie co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Annet also starred in the dystopian SYFY thriller The Slows, which marks Marvel scribe Nicole Perlman’s directorial debut.

 

On stage, Annet performed in Seven, a play about Afghan refugee Farida Aziza at the LA Theatre Works. A collaboration between 7 playwrights and 7 female activists from around the globe that tells inspiring stories of overcoming adversity to effect real change and improve the lives of women.

 

Born in Afghanistan to an East Indian father and Russian mother, Annet spent her early years learning 6 languages in the Middle East & Europe. She finished high school in New York, earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy at St. John's University. Then proceeded for a Master’s degree at NYU’s Global Affairs Program. Annet studied acting with a renowned Russian actor in St. Petersburg, the HB Studio in New York, at the Groundlings and Diana Castle in Hollywood. She is highly trained in Mixed Martial Arts and Indian classical dance, Bharatanatyam.

Annet lives in nature with her family, dog, and two bunnies. She takes part in the foundation, BreastfeedLA ,where she advocates for the importance of breastfeeding to help families meet their goals. Annet is passionate about the human evolution. 

"Annet Mahendru has been a revelation as Nina, bringing the character to life with a rich and subtle depth that keeps you guessing as to what's really percolating under the surface,"

Executive Producers Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields

"Annet Mahendru could teach James Bond a thing or two."

Los Angeles Times

‘The Romanoffs’ From Russia With Love [End of The Line]

is the series’ strongest episode to date”

Rolling Stone

"The Americans" went from a good show to a great one and one of the reasons was the complex, challenging performance from Annet Mahendru as a woman who seemed like a pawn in season one but turned the tables in the second year. She's fantastic. "

RogerEbert.com