The Naveen Andrews File
ANDREWS BY THE NUMBERS
13 Number of movies he has appeared in.
37 His age (he was born Jan. 17, 1969, in London).
50 Number of episodes of Lost he has appeared in.
58 Age of his partner, actress Barbara Hershey.
80,000 What he reportedly earns per episode of Lost
766,000 Google hits for "Naveen Andrews."
900,000 Number of women who have requested the "Naveen hairstyle."
"The older I get, the more I'm prepared to do things for the money." – Speaking on minority stereotypes in film. (www.EmmyAwardsOnline.com)
"Whenever I go back to London, I have this horrible feeling that something bad will happen and I won't be able to get back to America. It's a nightmare feeling. England was such a (expletive) for me. I can never see myself living there again." (The Daily Telegraph)
"I've always liked women who are older. They seem to know who they are, and they've lived. They've got soul, and that's very attractive." (People magazine)
"I like to think that what we do on Lost is allow an audience to think. We encourage the audience to use their brains, which is rare in this day and age." (USA Today)
Andrews, whose parents immigrated from Kerala, grew up in Wandsworth, South London, and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His first major role was in Hanif Kureishi's London Kills Me in 1991.
When he was just 16, he fell in love with his math teacher, Geraldine Feakins, 15 years his senior. "I must stress that we didn't begin living together until I was over 18," Andrews told People magazine. The couple later had a son, Jaisal, now 13.
An addiction to drugs and alcohol in his twenties almost ruined his career. He went into rehab after coming to America eight years ago. "I have to admit that now I'm sober, I'm glad for having gone through it. I think there's no other way I could have gone," he told The Telegraph.
Last year, while briefly separated from his partner, Barbara Hershey, he fathered a son with another woman.
In 2005, he received an Emmy nomination for Lost, in which he plays Sayid Jarrah, a former member of the Iraqi Republican Guard.
In 2006, he was voted one of People Magazine's ‘World's Most Beautiful People.'
As a teen, he performed in a band as lead guitarist and singer.
His name means "new" in Sanskrit.
ANDREWS ON THE WEB
A fan site that includes news and pictures.
Another fan site that offers a forum, gallery and "Naveen wallpaper."
A French fan site that includes pictures of him through the years.
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