Sakina Jaffrey

TV Actress

Birthday February 14, 1962

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace New York City, NY

Age 61 years old

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Best known for her role as Linda Vasquez in Netflix's House of Cards, she would also land recurring roles in Third Watch and Sleepy Hollow. Her film credits include Definitely, Maybe, Raising Helen, The Domino Effect and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

Before Fame

She studied Mandarin Chinese at Vassar College with the intention of being a translator before opting for acting.


She and the House of Cards ensemble were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2015.

Family Life

She is the youngest daughter of writer Madhur Jaffrey and actor Saeed Jaffrey. They divorced when she was three years old and she grew up without much of a relationship with her father. Her sisters are named Meera and Zia.

Associated With

She frequently shares the screen with Kevin Spacey in House of Cards.