Ami Sheth [Interview]

Photo by Vick Krishna

 

Today we have an exciting interview for you fine folks with a full fledged star on the rise! Ami Sheth is a brilliant actress who you can currently see as a star on the new hit AMC show Dietland that appears to have the internet and the world captivated. Based on the novel by Sarai Walker that explores the beauty industry and society’s obsession with weight loss, it is shaping up to be one of the finest programs on television right now. And so much of the show’s success is owed to the brilliant Sheth for her dynamite performance as a burn survivor and bad ass feminist to gives power to her character with her brilliant set of acting chops.

While Dietland may be putting Sheth in front of a whole new level of viewers, please don’t get it twisted about this woman’s talent! Ami has made memorable appearances on such fine programs as The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Elementary, and Blindspot. As well as a brilliant supporting role in Jorge Valdes-Iga’s 2009 art house thriller Hotel Chelsea. She is an extremely talented performer who is destined to be a household name. She has put in the work, and the payoff seems inevitable.

And we are so excited that she was willing to be featured here today! So Ladies and Gentlemen, please enjoy some amazing words from the brilliant Ami Sheth!

When did you first realize that you wanted to join the world of acting? Has it always been your ambition to perform?

Acting started out as a creative release and a passion for me. It has always brought me so much joy! I didn’t ever think I could make a living at it.

Growing up I never saw anyone who looked like me on TV or in movies. It has changed so much and it’s amazing to see the progress diversity has made on screen. Being able to do what you love is the greatest gift.

What was your very first gig in the world of acting that you can remember working on? And did that experience happen to help shape the way you work today?

My first real acting gig was a TV pilot I did for Animal Planet. I am a licensed Veterinarian and played a Vet on the show. It was the first time I thought that I could actually get acting work and shortly after signed with my agency Innovative Artists .

If you were given the chance to perform any notable figure in world history, alive or dead, who would it be? 

I don’t have a specific role in mind but I am always drawn to roles that are unlike myself or that I haven’t played before. I want to be challenged and pushed with each character I take on. Maybe an international spy or a queen .

I understand that you will be appearing in the latest drama on AMC known as Dietland. What can you tell us about it? What will we be seeing you doing on the program?

I play the role of Sana, a burn survivor, artist and member of the feminist collective called Calliope House. The house serves as a place for women to explore who they are and learn how they can make the world a better place for others. Throughout the season Sana uses her art as her outlet to deal with her facial scars and helps Plum (Joy Nash) through her journey of self acceptance.

Ami Sheth as Sana – Dietland _ Season 1, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/AMC

What was it that initially drew you to a project like Dietland? What did you find most intriguing about the show?

Dietland is based on the modern feminist novel by Sarai Walker of the same name. It’s all about woman power! All our directors have been female and our leads are female (Julianna Margulies and Joy Nash. ) The show is groundbreaking in so many ways and I am honored to be a part of it.

What else does the future hold for you? Anything else you would like to plug to our readers?

Nothing I can share! But stay tuned to Dietland because the show takes some crazy twists and turns that will leave you speechless

What was the last thing that made you smile?

My 2 year old daughter , Lilah. I can’t help but smile every time I look at her.

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