India de Beaufort
|India de Beaufort|
|File:India De Beaufort 2012 (cropped).jpg
Beaufort in 2012.
|Born||India Beaufort Lloyd
27 June 1987
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England, UK
|Other names||India Beau|
India de Beaufort (born India Beaufort Lloyd; 27 June 1987) is a British actress and singer-songwriter. She began her career on British television, before moving to United States with recurring role as Miranda Stone during the seventh season of One Tree Hill (2009–10). Beaufort later co-starred as India Jourdain in the short-lived ABC Family comedy-drama series, Jane by Design, and in 2015 starred as Jules Jackman in the ABC prime time television soap opera, Blood & Oil.
Beaufort was born in Kingston Hospital, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey. Her mother is Karen de Beaufort, born in Liverpool in 1959 and her father is Nick Lloyd born in London in 1959. Both of her parents were in the entertainment industry as dancers during the 1970s and 1980s appearing in many British TV shows. She has an older brother, Thomas Beaufort Lloyd (born 3 September 1985). In 1994, Beaufort appeared in a music video for artist Lulu "Every Woman Knows", and in 1996 had a brief appearance as an orphan child in an episode of Penelope Keith's Next of Kin. She attended Esher College in Surrey, England.
In 2002, aged 15, Beaufort signed to Entertainment Rights as a singer/songwriter and actress, In the same year she was cast as a principal character in the BAFTA nominated The Basil Brush Show as India Beau. Beaufort went on to shoot three seasons with the show, and also performed as a featured artist on the Christmas single "Boom Boom, its Basil Brush". The song remained in the UK charts for three weeks at position 44. During India's time with the cast of the CBBC sitcom, India performed at Proms in the Park and took part in a nationwide tour.
In 2006, Beaufort was cast as Maya in Simon Pegg's Run Fatboy Run, directed by David Schwimmer. She has said in many interviews that this production switched her path from singer to actress. The following year she became the face of US makeup line, Me by Mezhgan, created by the head of American Idol's make up department, Mezhgan Hussainy. In 2008, Beaufort was cast as the pagan warrior Aneka in BBC/Comedy Central parody series, Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire. The comedy was shot in Budapest, Hungary.
In 2009, Beaufort joined the cast of The CW teen drama series, One Tree Hill as Miranda Stone during the seventh season. Also in 2009, she appeared in the music video for the American rock band Hinder's song Lips of an Angel".
From 2010 to 2012, Beaufort played India Jourdain in the ABC Family comedy-drama series, Jane by Design. The series was canceled after one season. She later had the recurring roles in Necessary Roughness and Chicago P.D.. She also guest starred on Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, and Castle. In 2014 to present, Beaufort did her first voice role as Clover in the Netflix show All Hail King Julien.
|2007||Run Fatboy Run||Maya Goshdashtidar|
|2015||The Better Half||Dina||Post-production|
|1996||Next of Kin||Deprived Youngster||Episode: "The Theme Park"|
|2003–05||The Basil Brush Show||India||Recurring role, 21 episodes|
|2009||Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire||Aneka||6 episodes|
|2009–10||One Tree Hill||Miranda Stone||Recurring role, 12 episodes|
|2011||Chuck||Jasmine||Episode: "Chuck Versus Agent X"|
|2012||Jane by Design||India Jourdain||Main role, 17 episodes|
|2013||Necessary Roughness||India||3 episodes|
|2013||How I Met Your Mother||Sophia||Episode: "Knight Vision"|
|2014||Chicago P.D.||Layla Roslyn||3 episodes|
|2014–present||All Hail King Julien||Clover||Voice|
|2015||Castle||Taylor McKinley||Episode: "I, Witness"|
|2015||The Night Shift||Farrah||Episode: "Darkest Before Dawn"|
|2015||Blood & Oil||Jules Jackman||Series regular, 10 episodes|
|2015||Infinite Crisis||Arcane Supergirl||Voice|
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