Sakina Jaffrey is an American actress best known for the role of Linda Vasquez in the American tv series House of Cards. She made her film debut from the movie Masala. Her other notable works include Slaves of New York, The Perfect Murder, Daylight, The Guru, Raising Helen and many more.
She was born on 14th February 1962 in Manhattan, the United States of America with the birth sign Aquarius. Sakina holds American nationality and belongs to White ethnicity.
Jaffrey was born to father Madhur Jaffrey and mother, Saeed Jaffrey. She was raised alongside her sisters Zia and Meera Jaffrey.
She went to local high school and later enrolled in Vassar College from where she majored in Chinese Language and Literature in 1984.
Sakina Jaffrey is a married woman and mother of two. She tied the knot to the Bloomberg View editor Francis Wilkinson on 8th September 1990.
The couple is blessed with two children Cassius and Jamila Wilkinson. They currently reside in Nyack, New York City with their family.
The couple has been married for over 2 decades and has not shown any signs of divorce or split. She often shares pictures with her husband and expresses her love towards him.
As an actress, she managed to earn net worth of $3 million through her career. Although she has disclosed her exact salary, the average salary of an actor ranges from $5,000 to $100,000 annually.
She gardens her fortunes from her work in different movies and tv shows. Her notable film works include Masala, The Nanny Diaries, Definitely, Maybe, The Domino Effect, Red Sparrow.
Her recent work is in the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood where she is playing the role of Ellen. The movie is set to release on 22nd November 2019.
Sakina has appeared in several tv series which include Law & Order, Third Watch, House of Cards, Blindspot, Timeless, Homeland, and more.
Recently, Sakina is featured in the American fantasy drama series American Gods. She will play the role of Mama-Ji in the upcoming series.