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Layla Alizada is an Afghan-born-Canadian actress best known for her role as Feda in the dramatic short film Day One.

Biography[]

Alizada was born on August 11, 1977, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Alizada grew up in Montreal, Canada, first got into acting while performing in several plays while she was in high school, and studied acting at Studio 58. Alizada got her first on-screen role in 1995, when she was cast as Carol for one episode of the dramatic crime series Strange Luck. Alizada got her first major recurring role in 2004, when she was first cast as Constable Gloria Walker for 5 episodes of the dramatic mystery series Da Vinci's Inquest. Alizada has also appeared in TV shows and movies like Day One, Jane the Virgin, Stitchers, Castle, The Muppets., Compromise, The Whole Truth, The Unit, Whistler, The Mentalist, Rizzoli & Isles, Scandal, Shut Eye, The Cuban, SEAL Team, Cold Squad, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

On Criminal Minds[]

Alizada portrayed Carolyn Malek, the pregnant wife of Martin Malek that was abducted by Rawlins and Richard Stahl, in the Season One episode "Death by a Thousand Cuts".

Filmography[]

  • SEAL Team (2020) - Hajira
  • The Cuban (2019) - Shireen
  • Jane the Virgin - 4 episodes (2015-2018) - Regina
  • Shut Eye - 15 episodes (2016-2017) - Simza
  • Taken - 4 episodes (2017) - Elena Morales
  • Stitchers (2016) - Deedee Willis
  • Castle (2016) - Phoebe
  • The Muppets. - 5 episodes (2015) - Betty
  • Rizzoli & Isles (2015) - Accountant
  • Day One (2015) - Feda
  • Scandal - 2 episodes (2015) - Fereshteh
  • Bird (2014) - Mom
  • Days of Our Lives - 4 episodes (2014) - Kelly
  • Legit (2014) - Woman in Burka
  • Son Simon (2013) - Mary Harper
  • Terp' (2013) - Nazaneen
  • Time's Up (2013) - Carla
  • Melissa & Joey (2012) - Mindy
  • The Mentalist (2012) - Assistant
  • Blood Soldiers: Interrogation (2011) - Leena
  • Compromise (2011) - Shalini
  • The Whole Truth (2011) - Yoga Instructor
  • Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior - "Death by a Thousand Cuts" (2011) TV episode - Carolyn Malek
  • Holiday in Handcuffs (2007) - Lucy
  • The Unit (2007) - Nali
  • Robson Arms (2007) - Doctor Singh
  • Whistler - 2 episodes (2006) - Nania Ness
  • Eureka (2006) - Doctor Sharat
  • The Evidence (2006) - Officer Heiden
  • Godiva's - 4 episodes (2005-2006) - Rajni Haideri
  • Da Vinci's City Hall (2006) - Susan Watts
  • Da Vinci's Inquest - 5 episodes (2004) - Constable Gloria Walker
  • Dead Like Me (2004) - Club Rep
  • The 4400 - 2 episodes (2004) - Young Woman
  • Tru Calling (2004) - Woman
  • Chasing Freedom (2004) - Meena
  • Cold Squad (1999) - Nijiri Hadawi
  • The 13th Warrior (1999) - Serving Girl
  • Strange Luck (1995) - Carol

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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