Best Day Ever: Puja Mohindra
Netflix is renewing "The Lincoln Lawyer" for a second season, which is great news for Chicago actor Puja Mohindra.
- She plays Sonia Patel on the show.
What she's saying: "I got the audition on a Thursday evening, taped it Friday afternoon," Mohindra tells Axios.
- "A week later, I was shooting with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in Los Angeles. I think my story is an example that you don't need to live in LA or New York to work in TV and film."
The latest: Mohindra, who grew up in the western suburbs, was just named one of the top 20 Indian actresses to watch in Hollywood.
- "To be working in TV and film as the daughter of immigrants is the best kind of unexpected surprise and a testament to the American Dream," she says.
We asked the Oak Park resident to give us her best day ever in town:
🧘♀️ Morning activity: "Wake up, meditate, journal and listen to a YouTube talk that begins the day with good vibes and positive energy. I like to listen to my guru and spiritual mentor, Dada J.P. Vaswani. Then, hit the gym, steam room, sauna and hot tub with my dad at Lifetime Fitness. I want a lifetime membership to the one in River North!"
😋 Lunch: "Vegan gyros at Chicago Diner in Lakeview."
🥬 Dinner: "Kale My Name in Albany Park. Vegan Nachos for dinner and cheesecake for dessert. But everything on their menu is amazing and delicious!"
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