- Photo Name
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- Mouzam Makkar
Jennifer McDuffie in “Naomi”
Mouzam Makkar stars as Jennifer McDuffie in The CW’s new superhero drama “Naomi.” Jennifer is Naomi’s (Kaci Walfall) adoptive mother and a world-renowned linguist, who dotes on her bright and gifted daughter.
Makkar was born in India and raised in the United Arab Emirates. When she was a teenager, she and her family moved to the United States where they settled in Chicago. She attended school at Steppenwolf and the Second City Conservatory and Writing programs.
Makkar was most recently seen in the first season of the series “The Fix” starring Robin Tunney, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Merrin Dungey and Breckin Meyer. She also starred on the drama series “Champions,” created by Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy, opposite Anders Holm and Fortune Feimster. Her extensive television credits include “Unveiled,” “Sober Companion,” “Chicago Fire,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “The Exorcist,” “Matador (El Rey),” “The Following.” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Chicago Justice,” “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “Bones,” “Stalker,” “Back in The Game,” “Betrayal,” “Sirens,” “See Dad Run,” and “Mob Doctor.”
A well-known stage actress in both Chicago and Los Angeles, Makkar is a former ensemble member of Stage Left Theatre and has worked with Eclipse Theatre, Collaboraction, First Folio Theatre, Rasaka Theatre, The Side Project, Silk Road Rising, and Writers’ Theatre, among others. Regional credits include the titular role in “Romeo and Juliet” at Cardinal Stage in Indiana and the world premiere of “Dirty” at The Gift Theatre in Illinois.