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Seven Facts About Sakina Jaffrey: Her Parents, Bio, Age, Social Media, Husband, and Roles in House of Cards & Defending Jacob

Dahlia Published On Fri Apr 03 2020   Modified On Fri Apr 03 2020
Seven Facts About Sakina Jaffrey: Her Parents, Bio, Age, Social Media, Husband, and Roles in House of Cards & Defending Jacob

Americana actress Sakina Jaffrey is prominent for her performance in television series and movies such as House of Cards, The Mindy Project, and Mr. Robot.  

Jaffrey has often worked in films about childcare like Raising Helen, The Nanny Diaries, and Definitely, Maybe. Let's find out more about the actress in seven facts.

7. Sakina Jaffrey Age

Jaffrey was born on February 14, 1962, and she is 58 years old as of 2020. Born in Manhattan, New York, USA, she grew up in Greenwich Village, where she attended PS-41. Jaffrey later attended and graduated from Nightingale-Bamford School.

6. Her Father Was an Indian-British Actor

Sakina is the youngest daughter of Indian-British actor Saeed Jaffrey. Saeed has worked in dozens of British, American, and Indian movies in the career that has spanned over six decades. 

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Sakina Jaffrey at the red carpet of 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Source: Pinterest

Sakina's mother is also an actress, television personality, and food and travel writer, Madhur Jaffrey. When Sakina was three years old, her parents divorced, and she grew up with her mother. Her stepfather, Sanford Allen, is the first full-time African-American violinist with the New York Philharmonic.

5. Joined Twitter in February 2013

The 58 years old actress joined Twitter in 2013 and currently has 18.3K followers on Twitter. Likewise, she is also equally active on Instagram and has 5,611 followers. 

Sakina, too, is a food enthusiast like her mother; you can follow Jaffrey and get the latest updates regarding her projects and delicious food recipes straight from the book of her mother. Her Twitter handle is @sakinajaffrey, and her Instagram username is @sakinajaffrey

4. Appeared Alongside Her Mother in Her Debut Movie

The 58 years old actress made her debut with the English language Indian film The Perfect Murder. In the movie, she played as Nina Lal, daughter of Mrs. Lal, portrayed by Jaffrey's mother, Madhur Jaffrey.

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Sakina Jaffrey at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Source: Zimbio

In addition to appearing with her mother, Jaffrey also performed along with her father in the Canadian drama film Masala. Her father had a triple role in the movie. 

3. Was Nominated for SAG Award for House of Cards

Jaffrey played as Linda Vasquez in the Emmy nominated political thriller television series House of Cards. She appeared in altogether 19 episodes of the show. The 58 years old actor performed in Seasons 1 and eventually reprised her role in season 2 and season 6. 

For her work in the show, Jaffrey earned a nomination in Screen Actors Guild Awards for the category Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2015.

2. Has Two Children With Husband Francis Wilkinson

Jaffrey has been married to Francis Wilkinson since September 8, 1990. The couple currently live in Nyack, New York, with their two children, Cassius Kumar Wilkinson and Jamila Wilkinson.

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Sakina Jaffrey Source: USA TODAY

Francis Wilkinson is a journalist who works as Bloomberg View editor. He is also a former political consultant of Rolling Stone. 

1. Will Appear as the Main Cast of Defending Jacob

Jaffrey will appear as Lynn Canavan in the upcoming crime drama television miniseries Defending Jacob. Jaffrey's character in the show will be seen as a county district attorney. 

The show will feature actors Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Betty Gabriel, and J. K. Simmons. Defending Jacob trailer was released on Apple's official YouTube channel on March 25, 2020, and it is scheduled to premiere on April 24, 2020.