Happy Birthday: Sakina Jaffrey

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Sakina Jaffrey.jpgSakina Jaffrey

Born: February 14, 1962 in Manhattan, New York, USA

Improvised the entire baseball bat scene, as Nilma, in Garry Marshall’s, Raising Helen. Her unintended curse words in Hindi, Spanish and Chinese had to be edited out of the scene.

Graduated from Vassar College with a High Honors degree in Chinese Language and Literature.

Made her acting debut at 17 in Wallace Shawn’s, Marie and Bruce, at the Public Theatre with Bob Balaban, Louise Lasser and Griffin Dunne.

Danced as a child with the Joffrey ballet at City Center in NYC.

Grew up in Greenwich Village, where she attended PS-41. Later attended and graduated from Nightingale-Bamford School.

 

 

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