When Dwayne Johnson announced that Ilfenesh Hadera will play the role of his love interest in the upcoming movie Baywatch, everybody was wondering who this gorgeous girl was. If you are a fan of the TV series Billions or The Blacklist you might recognize Ilfenesh Hadera pretty easy but for those who don't know her that well, you might want to read this article.
First you must know that made her debut as an actress in 2010 having a small role in the movie 1/20. Since then she appeared in quite a few TV series and movies, like The Blacklist, Billions, Chicago Fire or Show me a hero.
• Find here the complete list of movies and TV series in which Ilfenesh Hadera has played.
She was born in New York and like she says, she loves everything that has to do with The Big Apple. Her personal life is also interesting. This year she turned 30 and on her birthday she got engaged with boyfriend (now fiancee) Alex Soroken. He shared a picture on his Instagram account with a beautiful dedication for Ilfenesh Hadera saying this: "Happy Birthday to my best friend, my companion, my world, and the love of my life @ilfenator . You've brought a brilliance to my life that I could never have imagined. So here's to a lifetime of happy returns to THIS day babe. I love you all the world." So sweet, right?
And it's pretty easy to imagine her as a happy wife because Ilfenesh Hadera looks like a family girl, always sharing pictures hanging out with her parents and saying nice things about them.
But acting and her family life is not everything she does. We love to see celebrities getting involved in social problems and Ilfenesh is always fighting for a good cause. Here are some examples: she helped raising awareness around the African Services Committee, she talks a lot about the way we can help immigrants to integrate better and faster through literacy programs and counseling, but also providing them with housing and food. Also she likes to talk about nature and the way we can protect it and shares a lot of pictures with animals to raise awareness on this subjects. She is definitely a great advocate for the animals and the nature.
In the end, just let me tell you how Dwayne Johnson described Ilfenesh Hadera in an Instagram post as "a 5'11 walkin' smokestack with legs for days. Smart and tougher than new rope." Pretty accurate, right?