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British actress/ singer/ songwriter India Dupre is a former model for Elite Models who was signed by the agency at the age of 15. She subsequently turned to acting and could be seen in such TV shows as "Women: Stories of Passion," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "The Young and the Restless," "Lost," "All That" and "Home James." On the big screen, she appeared in the 2002 movie Junk and lent her voice in the 2004 faux-documentary feature film September Tapes.
The 5' 6" tall, daughter of singer BB Dupre and rock and roll pianist John Denton, has recorded an album with singer Nick Heyward called “The Mermaid and the Lighthouse Keeper” and sang on Rocco Deluca's new album “I Trust You to Kill Me.” She frequently performs live in Los Angeles and is currently preparing a solo album.
Childhood and Family:
Born in Leigh-on-Sea, England, UK on March 25, 1976, India Dupre moved to Bondi Beach, Australia at age four to get a warmer climate to cease her asthma. Her parents are singer BB Dupre and rock and roll pianist John Denton.
India, nicknamed Indy, attended Dana Hills High in Laguna Beach, California, before she was accepted at the UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television. During her study there, she acted in their many productions at the Freud Playhouse and also attended Playhouse West studying Meisner Technique under the instruction of Robert Carnegie and Jeff Goldblum. India, who mastered dialects from all over the world including Eastern European, Australian, all English, Irish, Southern US and all American, South African and French, received a BA with magna cum laude from UCLA.
The Young and The Restless
After singing and winning an Australian version of Star Search called Have A Go, India Dupre, a 15 year old at the time, was discovered by Elite Models. She soon began modeling, including for two international Coca-Cola campaigns. She also began acting, joining the Stella Adler Players upon graduation and performed in several plays during her study at the academy.
While playing Gloria, a high class prostitute in Sidney Brewstein's “Window,” India was spotted by an agent who eventually signed her. Afterward, she began acting professionally, starting out with guest roles on the short-lived TV series “Women” (1996), Showtime's soft-core series about women and their sexual fantasies, "Women: Stories of Passion," and NBC's popular sitcom "3rd Rock from the Sun." She also has a recurring role as Amanda Chris' Australian Secretary (2001) on CBS' soap opera "The Young and the Restless" (a.k.a. Y&R).
In 2002, India debuted on the big screen with a supporting role as Marta in writer-director Stephanie Meurer's film called Junk, alongside Jessica Campbell, Mary Kay Place, Guinevere Turner and Andrea Lewis. She also lent her voice as a British reporter in director Christian Johnston's drama/thriller September Tapes (2004), a faux-documentary feature film set in Afghanistan in the months following September 11th.
India subsequently returned to the small screen and could be seen in an episode of ABC's Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning survival drama "Lost," Nickelodeon's live-action sketch comedy-variety show "All That" and in several episodes of VH1’s reality TV "Home James." More recently, in 2007, India completed a 9-minute thriller film called The Reunion.
While pursuing an acting career, India also tries her hand in singing. She sang every Sunday in a London bar with her father sometimes joining her on piano before touring and recording an album with Nick Heyward (formally of Haircut 100) called “The Mermaid and the Lighthouse Keeper.” She also sang on Rocco Deluca's new album “I Trust You to Kill Me” and performed live with him around Los Angeles. She recently performed solo at Genghis Cohen and had been featured in the new Austin Powers film Goldmember. India is currently working on her solo album.