Meera Kumbhani

Biography

RECENT BOOKINGS:  THIS IS US, SHAMELESS, THE GUEST BOOK, A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE (Netflix)

Meera Rohit Kumbhani is a theater, TV and film actor best known for her breakout series regular role of Zara on FOX’s WEIRD LONERS.  She’s also recurred on USA’s DONNY! and has done film work that includes DAVE MADE A MAZE (2017 Slamdance Audience Award Winner) with Nick Thune and Adam Busch, and OCTOPUS with Abbie Cornish and Kate Lyn Sheil.  Voice over work includes Nickelodeon’s SANJAY AND CRAIG.  Her theater credits include numerous Off-Broadway and regional shows including the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar’s THE WHO & THE WHAT. She has a degree in Neurobiology from UC Berkeley and an MFA in Acting from Columbia University, where she studied under Olympia Dukakis and Kristin Linklater. She is originally from the Bay Area and currently lives in LA.

Earlier this year, Meera was in A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE, 2018 Sundance Film Festival Selection, which was Directed by David Wain and tells the story of the rise and fall of National Lampoon and centering on Doug Kinney’s life.  Now on Netflix.

RE: WEIRD LONERS

“….I can’t figure out if Zara wears her glib quirkiness as a badge of pride or a shield to protect herself. With her wonderfully large eyes that seem to want to constantly roll and her deadpan sarcasm, Kumbhani recalls the Bill Murray school of can’t-be-bothered comedy.” – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“And Ms. Kumbhani, a relative newcomer, is a real comic find. If this show sticks, the characters will all soon be too old to carry the premise. Somebody should already be writing her spinoff series.” – NY TIMES

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