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Alicia Coppola (born April 12, 1968; age 50) played Azara Nasir during Season 4 of 24. Her scenes were deleted.

Biography and career Edit

Alicia Coppola was born in Long Island, New York. She attended Kent School in Kent, Connecticut, graduating in 1986. In 1990, Coppola earned a bachelor's degree from New York University.

Coppola's first acting role was in 1988, on a Saturday Night Live sketch. After that, she has appeared in shows like NYPD Blue, Star Trek: Voyager, The Burning Zone (with Tamlyn Tomita), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Crossing Jordan (with Ravi Kapoor), Teen Wolf (with Gideon Emery and JR Bourne), and Criminal Minds (with François Chau). She has also had recurring and lead roles in shows like NCIS (with Pauley Perrette), Common Law (with Warren Kole), and Jericho (with D.B. Sweeney, Brad Fleischer, Sprague Grayden, and Esai Morales).

Aside of TV shows, Coppola has appeared in films like Velocity, Zigs, Sin (with Gregg Henry and Daniel Dae Kim), and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (with Jon Voight, Timothy V. Murphy, and Albert Hall).

Alicia is married to actor Anthony Michael Jones. The couple has worked on various films and TV shows together.

Role on 24Edit

Alicia Coppola was cast as a threat-assessment analyst at CTU during Season 4 who happened to be a Muslim. However, her scenes were ultimately deleted because director Jon Cassar feared that her arc would be poorly received by the audience. A similar character played by Nazanin Boniadi was later used on Showtime's Homeland, which is developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.

24 credits Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • We Are Your Friends (2015)
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
  • Fresh Cut Grass (2004)
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood (2003)
  • Becoming Marty (2003)

Television appearances

  • NCIS: Los Angeles (2010-2018)
  • Designated Survivor (2017)
  • MacGyver (2016)
  • Criminal Minds (2014)
  • Common Law (2012)
  • Jericho (2006-2008)
  • Bones (2005)
  • CSI: NY (2005)
  • NCIS (2004-2005)
  • Crossing Jordan (2003-2005)
  • JAG (2003)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2001)
  • Chicago Hope (1997)
  • NYPD Blue (1994)

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