Finally! After a long hiatus, Ted Lasso is back, and with it, a new face, Ambreen Razia, is snatching all the limelight.
But who is this actress? Keep reading this Ambreen Razia Bio to find out.
Ambreen Razia Plays Shandy On Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso season 3 hit the screen on March 15, 2023, and in its second episode, Ambreen Razia’s character “Shandy” was introduced to the fans as a friend of Keeley. But she wasn’t just Keeley’s friend. She was also Keeley’s PR firm’s consultant and a glamour model.
“She’s very mad. Funny. Very Essex,” Ambreen described her character. “I would say things on set sometimes and Jason [Sudeikis] wouldn’t quite get the Essex-ness but he definitely just went with it.”
Also, the actress added that there was also another level to Shandy, too, a far more vulnerable side. “She’s also insecure and desperate to make her new career work. It is the difference between whether she’s going to have a roof over her head or have food on the table.”
So, how did Ambreen prepare for the role? Well, Ambreen had a rather unique method. She re-watched a lot of Season 1 and Season 2 of TOWIE, just to get into and absorb the ‘Essex girl’ mindset. “It was both inspiring and pretty fun,” she said.
In case you’re new to the show, Ted Lasso ended in October 2021, and season 3 took a bit longer than anticipated, supposedly due to complete rewrites of the scripts, as well as other products, and post-production factors.
How Much Is Ambreen Razia Net Worth?
Ambreen Razia flaunted a net worth of above $1.25 million in 2023.
An actress by profession, Ambreen started her career back in 2015 as “Mehwesh” for On Stage: Live from Television Centre. The next year, she then appeared as “Rafia” in the TV movie Murdered by My Father and as “Hafsag” in Finding Fatimah. Thereafter, she went on to grace multiple TV series as Shortflix (2018), Crur:few (2018), Killed by My Debt (2018), Black Mirror (2019), This Way Up (2019 – 2021), The Emily Atack Show (2020 – 2021), Starstruck (2021 – 2022), The Curse (2022), Scrapper (2023), and many more.
Her play POT was even published by Oberon Books and completed its national tour around the UK in 2018. While her play The Diary of a Hounslow Girl toured nationally around the UK and was adapted as a pilot for BBC Three. Also, her play Favour ran at The Bush Theatre in 2022, receiving critical acclaim and five-star reviews.
Besides acting, Ambreen also co-edited Season One of the BBC Radio Four chat show Gossip and Goddesses. She was also a part of VBC Writers’ Room and on the BBC Talent Hotlist, as well as a member of the Royal Court Writers Group. Awards.
Her inspirations are Shakespeare, Lorca, Coward, and stories from the Quran or religious texts. “I love a contemporary play with the depth and the roaring nature of a classical, even if it’s set inside a job center or at a bus stop. I like anything that’s written from a place of depth and necessity, even if it’s a bit messy and mad,” she said.
But being an actress was never the dream for Ambreen. Infact, she was set on being a hairdresser before deciding to step into the entertainment industry.
After receiving the very first AMA Best Newcomer accolade in 2016, she said, “It’s moments like this which make me so happy that I decided to pursue my dream as an Actress and not a full-time Hairdresser. Although the majority of recognition I have received has been for my one-woman show, my journey thus far has been far from that, I have a number of incredible people to thank for my success.”
Ambreen Razia Age
Ambreen Razia was reportedly born in 1992. That made her 30 years of age when she appeared on Ted Lasso in 2023.
Fun Fact: Ambreen never revealed her real age for fear of losing acting parts.
Who Are Ambreen Razia Parents?
Ambreen Razia comes from a single-parent family. She never know her father and was raised by her Pakistani-born single mother. Thus, one can say she grew up in a household of strong women as her mother, older sister, and her grandmother were independent.
“Women are always at the forefront of my stories,” Ambreen said. “Television and stage so often write women to be vulnerable, passive, oppressed, but it’s really important to show women who are strong, who are uncompromising. I saw a lot of very strong, resilient women while facilitating.”
Sadly, Ambreen’s mother seems to have passed away.
Trivia: Ambreen adopted her late grandmother’s first name Razia as her last.
Ambreen Razia Husband
Ambreen Razia didn’t reveal her relationship status. So, she could have a husband, or a boyfriend or be single.
She kept her dating life private because of her profession.
Ambreen Razia Height
Ambreen Razia stands tall at a height of under 5 feet 4 inches (162 cm).
Mentioning her distinct features, Ambreen has blonde hair, brown eyes, and a fit body.
When Is Ambreen Razia Birthday?
Ambreen Razia receives her birthday wishes on June 4 and is of the Gemini zodiac.
Is Ambreen Razia On Instagram?
She was on Instgram @ambreenrazia and Twitter @AmbreenRazia.
Where Is Ambreen Razia From?
Ambreen hails from Colliers Wood, South London, UK. It was where she resided in 2023 as well.