Childhood & Early Life
Tiya Sircar was born on May 16, 1982, in Arlington, Texas, U.S. She, however, grew up in Austin, which she calls her hometown. She has a sister named Priya.
Sircar holds two bachelor degrees, one each in business/marketing and theater & dance from the 'University of Texas at Austin.' Following her graduation, Sircar moved to Los Angeles to become an actor.
She is a prolific dancer, with expertise in several dance forms, such as ballet, modern, classical, and jazz. She has been pursuing the art form since the age of 3.
Along with dance, Sircar pursued acting and musical theater, which eventually developed her interest in acting. She would often perform in her school and community productions.
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Sircar began her acting career in 2005, with the short film 'Heavenly Beauties.' She played an Indian dancer in the film. The following year, she was seen as 'Lisa' in the direct-to-DVD vampire film 'The Insatiable.'
In 2007, she made her TV debut with a string of single-episode appearances in series such as 'Acceptable.TV,' 'House,' 'Hannah Montana' (as 'Natasha'), and 'Moonlight.' Subsequently, she made appearances on shows such as 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' (as 'Zoey'), 'Numb3rs' (as 'Shaza Rafiq'), 'Privileged' (as 'Precious'), 'Phineas and Ferb' (the voice of 'Mishti'), 'Make It or Break It' (as 'Morgan Webster'), 'Better with You' (as 'Reena'), 'NCIS' (as 'Lauren Donnelly'), 'Touch' (as 'Veronique'/'Nandu'), 'Emily Owens, M.D.' (as 'Chloe'), and 'Betas' (as 'Divya').
Meanwhile, Sircar made brief recurring appearances in 'Greek' (as 'Emma'), 'The Suite Life on Deck' (as 'Padma'), 'The Vampire Diaries' (as 'Aimee Bradley'), 'Witches of East End' (as 'Amy Matthews'), and 'The Crazy Ones' (as 'Allie').
In 2008, she was seen as 'Cecily' in the video short 'The Rock Paper Scissors Show' and also as a 'Mac Genius' in a national ad campaign for 'Apple Inc.'
She appeared as 'Samantha,’ along with Kat Graham and Melissa Ordway, in the 2009 comedy feature '17 Again.' The film saw her woo 'Mike,' played by Zac Efron. The role got her featured on the list of 'Sexy and Successful in 2010' in the 7th Anniversary issue of 'Anokhi’ magazine.
In the summer of 2009, Sircar stepped into the fashion industry as a guest celebrity editor for the online beauty magazine 'Beauty Blitz.' She was approached to write about her fashion and beauty favorites. She also promoted eco-friendly products and practices in the fashion industry, including eco-friendly spas, organic beauty products, and animal-friendly labels.
After playing 'Becca' in the 2009 comedy film 'Just Peck,' she was seen as 'Piper Sperling' in the 2012 crime thriller 'Breaking the Girls,' starring Agnes Bruckner and Madeline Zima.
In 2013, she played 'Mohea' in 'The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone' and a nerdy enthusiast kink named 'Neha Patel' in the comedy film 'The Internship.' She also lent her voice to 'Juniper,' one of the main characters in the animated family feature 'Walking with Dinosaurs.'
On March 24, 2014, Sircar was signed for the ‘CBS’ pilot 'How I Met Your Dad,' a spin-off of 'How I Met Your Mother.' Unfortunately, the channel did not approve of the project.
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Sircar's first main role on TV was the voice-over for 'Sabine Wren,' a fictional ''Mandalorian'' graffiti artist and bomb expert, in the 'Disney XD' science-fiction animation 'Star Wars Rebels.' She played the role in 64 episodes, from 2014 to 2018. She reprised the role for six episodes of the program’s 'YouTube' spin-off, 'Star Wars Forces of Destiny,' and later in the video game 'Disney Infinity 3.0.'
In 2015, she won the 'Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival' award for the best narrative feature, for the independent feature comedy 'Miss India America.' Her voice role for 'Star Wars Rebels' was nominated for the 'Behind the Voice Actors Award.' In 2016, Sircar made a guest appearance in the reality series 'Hell's Kitchen.'
From 2016 to 2020, she played 'Vicky,' a ''Bad Place'' demon, in the first 14 seasons of the ‘NBC’ fantasy–comedy 'The Good Place.'
She was seen as 'Priya' and 'Fiona Byrne' in the 'Netflix' comedy–drama 'Master of None' and the ‘CBS’ superhero series 'Supergirl,' respectively. In 2017, she lent her voice to 'Kathryn "Kate" Flores-Prescott' in the 'Netflix' series 'Spirit Riding Free.'
In the 2018 TV movie 'Christmas Lost and Found,' she played 'Whitney Kennison.' In the 2019 TV movie 'Christmas 9 TO 5,' she played 'Jennifer Clarke.'
Sircar was Zach Braff's (as 'Alex Schuman') on-screen lawyer wife, 'Rooni,' in the ‘ABC’ comedy 'Alex, Inc.' The channel canceled the series after one season. She subsequently played the lead role of a young reporter named 'Kate Bradley' in the 2019 'Netflix' original feature 'Good Sam,' which was adapted from the book of the same name by Dete Meserve.
In November 2019, it was announced that Sircar would play 'Pitti' in the upcoming action–thriller series 'The Fugitive.' The series will be aired in the short-form mobile video platform 'Quibi.'