Amber Rose Revah is best known for her performance in the television series House of Saddam and The Bible. Revah has worked in numerous television shows and films, including From Paris with Love, What Remains, Indian Summers, and Son of God.
Currently, Revah appeared in the Netflix original series The Punisher alongside Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Daniel Webber, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, Deborah Ann Woll.
Here are seven interesting facts to know about the English actress.
Revah is 33 years old as of now; she was born on June 24, 1986. She will turn 34 next month. Talking about Revah's height, she stands 5 feet and 4½ inches tall (1.64 m).
Revah's love for acting was instilled by her grandmother, who had a 'real love of theatre.' Because of this, from an early age, she frequently visited the theatre and dreamed of being on a stage someday.
At the age of 17, Revah enrolled in Brunel University to study contemporary performance. She also joined the RADA youth group at the time and got an agent.
Revah eventually started a film career with an award-winning LGBT cult film I Can't Think Straight while still in the process of earning a Bachelor's degree in arts at the University.
Amber's mother is Polish Jews, and her father is Kenyan Indian. Amber's father wasn't around when Revah was a child, but both have been in touch and are not estranged.
Revah's maternal grandparents were forced out of Krakow during the second World War and eventually started living in the United Kingdom.
The 33 years old actress has four siblings: two sisters and two brothers. One of the sisters works at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London while her brother works as a ski instructor in Switzerland.
Revah played as Mary Magdalene in the Emmy-nominated television miniseries The Bible. She reprised the role in the feature film Son of God. The movie grossed $70.9 million worldwide against a budget of $22 million.
However, Revah did not appear in the sequel series of The Bible, titled A.D. The Bible. Instead, Into the Badlands actress Chipo Chung played as Mary in the show.
Revah met her fiance Neet Mohan when both were cast on 2011 British film called Everywhere And Nowhere.
“No sparks were flying then but we stayed friends, and a couple of years later, we got together. He is wonderful.”, she said back in 2016 with The Daily Express.
Just a year before, she had talked about being in a relationship with the newspaper, Daily Mail,
"He’s also Indian, but don’t ask his name! It’s wonderful to be with someone who supports and understands your career, but when you’re both busy the separation can be hard. We’ve seen each other for just six days in the past six months!"
While the statement was a bit cryptic back then, she is playing the same game in her Instagram feed currently, posting a picture of what seems like a ceremony, hinting she might have already tied the knot with her fiance —or is it just a throwback picture of the engagement.
And, there is another photo she posted on March 2020, showing off her baby bump.
Revah appeared as Dinah Madani in the Marvel comics-based Netflix's The Punisher. It marked her first entry into the world of comic book-based shows.
Her character, Madani, is seen as a Homeland Security Agent. She is an Iranian immigrant who has just returned to New York after serving in Afghanistan. In between, Madani also grapples to adjust to her civilian life.
While she is a brilliant actress, trying to authenticate her characters in any way possible, she actually had to go through a month-long audition to land the role of Madani. In an interview with GeekTown, Revah exclaimed,
“It was about 6 or 7 weeks of auditions. They flew me to LA for a screen test that was a round trip of 3 days where I did not sleep! So 72 hours with, literally, no sleep, and then meetings with directors and discussions with our showrunner about the character… By the time they offered me the role it was like… Phew! Now I can breathe!”
In August 2017, Oscar-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo was introduced as a recurring role in Marvel’s The Punisher as Farah Madani, the mother of Dinah Madani.
Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress who has appeared in dozens of television shows and films in her four-decades-long career. Her performance in the 2003 movie House of Sand and Fog brought her an Academy Award nomination in addition to several film critics' awards.
Her character, Farah Madani, is a doting mother to Dinah and is an Iranian psychiatrist who has spent a long time in the United States.