The Following’s Zuleikha Robinson’s Insider’s Guide to Los Angeles

Zuleikha Robinson and Kevin Bacon on season three of Fox's 'The Following'
Zuleikha Robinson and Kevin Bacon on season three of Fox’s ‘The Following’

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Look up versatility in the dictionary, and you’ll find actress Zuleikha Robinson. Her patchwork quilt of nationalities (English, Indian, Burmese, Persian, Russian and Scottish) has served her well with a striking array of ethnically diverse, fan-favorite characters in film and television including her latest role as Kevin Bacon‘s new love interest on FOX’s hit series The Following. Prior to The Following, the London-born actress’s television appearances include a breakout role as Roya Hammad on Showtime’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning show, Homeland, as well as turns on Lost, The Mentalist, Rome, The X-Files and Covert Affairs. Her film credits include Time Code, Hidalgoas, The Merchant of Venice and The Namesake. Robinson, who was raised in Thailand and Malaysia, been acting and singing since she was fifteen. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.


Zuleikha Robinson
Zuleikha Robinson

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Where were you born: London, UK

How long have you been in LA: 18 years

Neighborhood: Silverlake

Occupation: Actress

Favorite Restaurant: Gjelina, Venice

Best Sushi: I don’t eat sushi these days

Best Italian: Speranza, Siverlake

Best dessert: Banoffi pie—I’m still a Brit after all

Best place for a romantic date: The Little Door

Best Sunday brunch: Gjusta, Venice

Best place for a power business meeting: Madeo

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Le Petit Ermitage

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Reformation, West Hollywood

Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: I like to frequent antiques shops and flea markets like the Rose Bowl in Pasadena

Best Spa: Wi spa, Koreatown

Favorite Cultural Event: Downtown artwalk

Best Steakhouse: I’m mostly vegetarian

Best Pizza: The pizza at Madeo is paper-thin; I love it

Best Lunch: Café Gratitude (vegan)

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Equinox

Best Limousine/Driving Service: Uber

Best Museum/Exhibit: Toss up between LACMA and MOCA

Describe your city in three words: Its own universe

Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: Huntington Gardens, Pasadena and exploring downtown Los Angeles

All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: My hood

Best Aspect of Los Angeles: Being able to walk the same streets, live within same walls as old Hollywood