Underappreciated Actress of Color #36: Navi Rawat
Is she smokin' or is she smokin'? Born Navlata Rawat, Miss Thang here is a 32-year-old actress of Rajput Indian descent. I first fell for her in the Angel episode "Damage" where she played Dana, the "Psycho Slayer". Unbeknownst to me, I'd already seen her in House of Sand and Fog.
She's worked hard and tried to stay busy, but that list needs to be longer. With her racially ambiguous looks and undeniable talent, she should landing roles left and right. Hell...fans no doubt recognize her as Theresa Diaz from The OC, Amita Ramanujan from Numb3rs and, of course, Janis's girlfriend Maya from FlashForward.
Diaz? Ramanujan? Maya?
...See what I mean?