|Ilfenesh Hadera Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||December 1, 1985|
Ilfenesh Hadera is an American actress best known for appearing in the 2017 action comedy film Baywatch as Stephanie Holden, the love interest of actor Dwayne Johnson. She is also quite known for her roles such as Kay Daniels in the TV series Deception and her recurring role as Deb Kawi in the Showtime series Billions. She has a huge social media fan base with more than 200k followers on Instagram.
New York, United States
Ilfenesh attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She later studied acting at Harlem School of the Arts. She also went to a DJ school at a place called DubSpot on 14th Street, New York.
- Father – Asfaha Hadera (‘African Services Committee’ Founder)
- Mother – Kim Nicholas (Acupuncturist)
Ilfenesh is represented by –
- Untitled Entertainment
- The Gersh Agency
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Ilfenesh has dated –
- Alex Soroken – Ilfenesh has been in a long-term relationship with a man named Alex Soroken and the couple got engaged in 2015. She broke the news on her Instagram account in December 2015. The couple has made their relationship quite public.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
She has Ethiopian ancestry on her father’s side and is of European descent on her mother’s side.
- Tall height
- Dusky complexion
Ilfenesh has used her social media presence to endorse brands like –
- Victoria’s Secret
- Malia Mills
- La Ligne
- Fiya Jewellery
Best Known For
- Appearing in the 2017 action comedy film Baywatch as Stephanie Holden, opposite actor Dwayne Johnson
- Portraying the character of Kay Daniels in the TV series Deception and her recurring role as Deb Kawi in the Showtime series Billions
Ilfenesh made her theatrical film debut in Oldboy as Judy in 2013.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance in The Blacklist as Jennifer Palmer in 2013.
As per an interview in 2017, Ilfenesh liked to do a mix of cardio and light weights. She worked out for an hour and tried to cover maximum body parts such as legs, abs, and arms in her workout sessions.
Ilfenesh Hadera Facts
- She considered being a DJ as an alternate career plan at one point in her life.
- She worked as a waitress for almost 10 years and states that it was not at all an easy job as she used to hear a lot of harsh things at her job.
- Ilfenesh lived with her parents till 2015 which helped her financially and she did not mind it because she is close to her family.
- She is not a big fan of Uber and mostly takes the subway or the yellow cabs to go around the city.
- She is very introvert and shies away from public speaking.
- Ilfenesh also worked with the African Services Committee, founded by her father for the impoverished African citizens, to improve the quality of their life.
- She attracted a lot of attention when actor Dwayne Johnson introduced her as a cast member of his 2017 action comedy film Baywatch through his social media.
- Follow her on Instagram.
Featured Image by Billions / YouTube / CC BY-3.0