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Nilaja Sun


Nilaja Sun is an actor, playwright and teaching artist most known for her Obie award winning solo piece "No Child..." which had its initial off Broadway run at the Barrow Street Theatre from July 2006-June 2007 and was recently revived there in an extended run. For her creation and performance of No Child... and its subsequent national tour, Nilaja... See full bio »

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Known For

Madam Secretary
(2014-2016)
30 Rock
30 Rock Irene
(2008-2012)
The International
The International Detective Gloria Hubbard
(2009)
Louie
Louie Woman on Phone
(2010)

Filmography

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 2014-2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Juliet
- The Race (2016) ... Juliet
- There But for the Grace of God (2015) ... Juliet
- The Kill List (2015) ... Juliet
- Tamerlane (2015) ... Juliet
- Whisper of the Ax (2015) ... Juliet
 2016/I Knock Knock (Short)
Veronica Young
 2016 Youth in Oregon
Secretary
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Divya Feldman
- Discovery (2015) ... Divya Feldman
 2015 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Tress
- Are You with Me, Doctor Wu? (2015) ... Tress
 2014 Irreversible (TV Movie)
Makeup Artist
 2013 Hair Brained
Skidmore Moderator
 2012 The Bourne Legacy
Blue Lab Doctor
 2012 Nature Calls
Moses Mother
 2008-2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Irene
- Christmas Special (2008) ... Irene
 2011 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Ivory
- Road Block (2011) ... Ivory
 2010 Rubicon (TV Series)
Agent Madero
- Wayward Sons (2010) ... Agent Madero
 2010 Louie (TV Series)
Woman on Phone
- Pilot (2010) ... Woman on Phone (as Nilaja Sun Gordon)
 2010 Knight and Day
Allison
 2009/I The International
Detective Gloria Hubbard
 2004-2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Nurse / Triage Nurse
- Informed (2006) ... Nurse
- Weak (2004) ... Triage Nurse
 2006 Single Black Female (Short)
Woman
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2017 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Solo Performance (2017) ... Herself
 2012 Q&A (TV Series)
Herself - Panelist
- Bullying, Education & Purpose (2012) ... Herself - Panelist
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(March 17 to April 18, 2010) She performed in her play, "No Child...." at the Long Wharf Theatre (Stage II) in New Haven, Connecticut. Hal Brooks was director. Narelle Sissons was off Broadway set designer. Jessica Gaffney was off-Broadway costume designer. Mark Barton was lighting designer. Ron Russell was off-Broadway sound ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Nilaja Sun Gordon
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Trivia:

She was awarded the 2008 Joseph Jefferson Award for Solo Performance for "No Child" at the Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »

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