Nosheen Phoenix is a British actor, model and singer. She is most famous for starring as Nayyara on the HBO comedy series "The Brink." She was also a member of the band DeVoted.
Nosheen Phoenix was born on February 21st in London, England, but is actually of Pakistani descent. Growing up, she was always interested in entertaining, wanting to be a singer or actress from a very young age. Unfortunately, the sentiment wasn't reflected by her family, who discouraged her from such things and instead insisted she be practical in her aspirations. But stifling such ambitions rarely works, and sure enough, by March of 2002 her dreams of making in the business were realized. However, it didn't happen in a way she expected.
After spending her early years modeling and acting for various Asian exhibition catwalks, magazines and even a few pop videos, she decided to take an audition for what she thought was a legitimate theater role. As it turned out, however, she was confused and it wound up being for a place in the newly formed band DeVoted. After winning the six other band mates over, she joined the group. Eventually, they went on to be featured on such programs as BBC2's Network East late night and BBC Radio. This set the stage (so to speak) for Nosheen's biggest move yet.
After switching to the management agency Vamnation Entertainment, Nosheen moved to New York in 2009 to further pursue modeling and acting. While she was able to land print ads for brands like Reebok and BMW as well as star in a few commercials for products such as Kellogg's Special K, it simply wasn't the type of exposure she needed. In 2012, she took the plunge and finally found herself in Los Angeles, where she has gone on to guest star on several popular series including "Modern Family" and "Grey's Anatomy," as well as landed herself a recurring role on HBO's "The Brink" alongside funnyman Jack Black. The sky is the limit from there.