|Date of Birth||31 March 1982, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, UK|
|Height||5' 10¾" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
British born Judi Shekoni is an exotic mix of African, Spanish and British descent. She is soon to be seen as 'Zafrina' the leader of the Amazons in Twilight Sagas: Breaking Dawn.
Brought up in Britain, she has trained extensively including Shakespeare and the Classics. Her career in the UK included roles on every major television channel - including the glamorous role of Precious on the UK's No1 Television series Eastenders (BBC) and national staples such as Casualty(BBC), Hollyoaks (Channel 4) and Fat Friends (ITV).
Judi's lead role in Hallmarks 'The Hidden City' struggling with an alcoholic father opposite Paul Barber led to her desire to work in the US.
Her first actual introduction to US audiences was with CBS's King of Queens where she caught both Deacon and Doug's heart. This was quickly followed playing a supermodel suspected of murder in NCIS (CBS) and other successful primetime shows such as Brothers and Sisters (ABC), All of Us (CW) and Pilots and TV movies including Damages as a professional escort opposite Cole Hauser (FOX).
Judi also appeared in studio films such as Garfield 2 (FOX) with Jennifer Love Hewitt and Billy Connelly and graced the large screen as the lead opposite Tony Todd in Jekyll and Hyde and opposite Connery in Private Moments, she also brought her essence to films such as Maybe Baby with Hugh Laurie and It was an Accident with Thandie Newton.
Her fearlessness and love of action in her work has taken her skydiving, swimming with sharks and driving tanks across the world including Africa, Dubai, India and Fiji.
Her unique looks and training have led to a diverse array of roles throughout her career from a Sierra Leone refugee, a Nigerian mother with AIDS fighting for her child, an Indian princess, a doctor, a lawyer, an alien to now an Amazonian Vampire with a supernatural power.
Currently residing in Los Angeles she enjoys reading as her number one pursuit.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: London Flair PR