isn't known for playing it safe -- hence her decision to dial up SuicideGirls earlier this week while blazing through L.A. traffic with an ornery bulldog bouncing around in her back seat. Luckily, there were no fatalities and we were able to discuss the particulars of her latest action opus, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
, which drops in theaters today. A 32 year-old Anglo-Indian stunner, with a voice like erotic asphalt, Mitra first came to our attention as Alan Shore's mind-fuck buddy in the final season of The Practice
. Her character, Tara Wilson, then moved on alongside Shore (played by James Spader) to form the early nucleus of David E. Kelley's follow-up legal drama, Boston Legal
After a brief stint steaming things up on Nip/Tuck
, Mitra came screeching onto Hollywood's radar last year with a memorable turn in Doomsday
, a nasty little neckbreaker of a movie with a distinct John Carpenter vibe that had genre fans standing up and cheering -- and begging for more of Mitra. This week they're getting it, as she takes up the sword previously wielded by Kate Beckinsale in a big-budget Underworld
prequel set in the twelfth century that explores the origins of the feud between the aristocratic vampire clan known as the Death Dealers and those beastly, low-born Lycans who come howling at their door.
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