An exotic and striking British beauty with a figure buxom enough to serve as the model for "Tomb Raider's" Lara Croft, Rhona Mitra has risen from video game vixen to steam up the screen on film and TV. Of Irish, English and Indian heritage, Mitra was born in the Paddington section of London and attended R den, an all-girls school in East Sussex, but was ultimately expelled. After providing the pneumatic proportions for the original Eidos Interactive live-action Lara Croft model, the auburn haired stunner got her first break in an appearance with Clive Owen in "Croupier" (1998), followed by roles in "A Kid in Aladdin's Palace," "Monk Dawson" (both 1998) and "Beowulf" (1999) before a one-season stint in 1999 on the Fox melodrama "Party of Five" as Holly Beggins.
Mitra was then tapped for roles in "Hollow Man" (2000) with Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth Shue and then worked with Sylvester Stallone on "Get Carter" (2000). Mitra spent one year playing a doctor on the ill-fated but critically acclaimed "Giddeon's Crossing" (ABC 2000-2001). After playing a role on the wacky British film "Ali G Indahouse" (2002)--as a scheming vixen who is oddly beguiled by Sasha Baron Cohen's clueless cult favorite character-Mitra got another break that same year with an appearance in the Reese Witherspoon vehicle "Sweet Home Alabama." In 2003, she starred in "Highwaymen" with Jim Caviezel and appeared in "The Life of David Gale" (2003), starring Kate Winslet and Kevin Spacey.
Mitra made a cameo in 2003's "Stuck on You" with Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon as the Bus Stop Bombshell, before beginning the legal epoch of her career, beginning with her turn as the sultry attorney Tara Wilson on the final season of "The Practice" and was able to star in "Spartacus" (2004) with Alan Bates, before her character was carried over to "Boston Legal" opposite James Spader and the inimitable William Shatner (ABC, 2004 - ). The character was axed for a second season retooling, but Mitra immediately found a new home of the edgy FX series "Nip/Tuck" in 2005, playing Tara Wilson, an emotionally scared federal investigator tracking the serial killer The Craver who becomes sexually involved with one of the victims, Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) and his paramour Kimber (Kelly Carlson)
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Made televsion debut on the comedy series "Ghostbusters of East Finchley"
Co-starred in the feature comedy "A Kid in Aladdin's Palace"
Portrayed Holly Marie Beggins on the drama television series "Party Of Five"
Portrayed Dr. Alejandra Klein in the television series "Gideon's Crossing"
Cast in the action-feature "Get Carter," which starred Slyvester Stallone
Cast in the romantic comedy "Sweet Home Alabama" starring Reese Witherspoon
Potrayed Berlin in the feature "The Life of David Gale"
Appeared in the final season of "The Practice" (ABC) as Tara Wilson
Cast in the thriller "Highwaymen"
Continued role of Tara Wilson, on the spin-off show, "Boston Legal" (ABC), left in the second season
Joined the cast of "Nip/Tuck" (FX) in its thrid season, as a detective
Featured in the werewolf tale, "Skinwalkers"
Co-starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in the political thriller, "Shooter"
Starred in the science fiction feature, "Doomsday" opposite Bob Hoskins
Starred in "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," as Sonja, the daughter of the powerful vampire elder Viktor (played by Bill Nighy)
Guest-starred as Commander Kiva in the Syfy series "SGU Stargate Universe"
Starred in the ABC suburban mystery drama series "The Gates"