Tiya Sircaras Rooni Schuman
Tiya Sircar has recently been seen in the NBC comedy The Good Place, with Entertainment Weekly recently dubbing her the series "scene stealer." She appears in the critically acclaimed series opposite Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in multiple shifting roles, from an altruistic human rights lawyer to a power-hungry demon. In the wake of recent guest roles on such series as Master of None and The Mindy Project, Sircar has also exercised her comedic and dramatic chops on The Witches of East End, The Vampire Diaries, The Crazy Ones, Hannah Montana and The Suite Life on Deck.
Having also established herself as a capable voiceover actress, Sircar currently lends her pipes as Sabine Wren, a graffiti artist and explosives expert, on the Disney/Lucas Film animated series Star Wars Rebels on the Disney Channel and the short-form interstitial series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, opposite Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones and Lupita Nyong'o. Among other voiceover credits is the Netflix/Dreamworks series Spirit Riding Free.
Film audiences have come to know Sircar equally well, most recently in the independent feature comedy Miss India America. Along with voiceover work on the animated studio film Walking with Dinosaurs 3D, she was featured in the 20th Century Fox comedy The Internship opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, in a starring role in the foreign drama The Domino Effect, with Zac Efron in New Line's 17 Again, and in the Paramount family comedy Hotel for Dogs.
A native of Arlington, Texas, Sircar was raised in a family of academics. Her parents, originally from Calcutta, India, are both college professors who instilled a love of the arts in her at a very early age. Sircar began dancing at age 3, first Indian classical and folk dance, then ballet, jazz, lyrical and modern. After taking her first acting class at age 7, she realized her true calling. Sircar attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving two bachelor's degrees: the first in business/marketing, and another in theater and dance. Following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her professional career.
Beyond acting, Sircar cares deeply about animals and the environment. She donates much of her time and resources to organizations that promote wildlife preservation, animal advocacy and environmental protection. She is also an avid traveler, having visited every continent except Antarctica.
Sircar lives in Los Angeles.