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Naveen Andrews          

Actor, "Lost" and "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"

Naveen William Sidney Andrews (born January 17, 1969) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated British Asian actor. He is known for his roles in The English Patient (1996), Grindhouse (2007) and the television series Lost.

Andrews was born in London, England to Nirmala, a psychologist, and Stanley Andrews, a businessman, both immigrants from Kerala, India. He was raised in Wandsworth, South London (beside the River Thames) and had what he has described as a "very repressive" upbringing. Andrews was raised in the Methodist religion.[3] At the age of 16, whilst at Emanuel School, he fell in love with his mathematics teacher, Geraldine Feakins with whom he had a son, Jaisal, born in 1992. Andrews was quoted in an interview later on saying that "[his] father would call [him] a prostitute" about being famous at his school "for going out with a maths teacher".

Andrews went on and auditioned for drama school. He was accepted at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Ewan McGregor and David Thewlis. His studies paid off when he won a role in Hanif Kureshi's film, London Kills Me (1991). He is best known for his role as Kip in The English Patient (1996) and as Sayid in the popular television series Lost (2004). In 2006, he was voted one of People magazine's World's Most Beautiful People.

Andrews is in a relationship with actress Barbara Hershey and they live in Los Angeles. The couple separated briefly in 2005 and, during that time, Andrews had a son with another woman. He and Hershey later reconciled. In July 2006, Andrews was photographed kissing an unknown woman on Manhattan Beach, but his representative said that he and Hershey are still together.

Andrews also plays guitar and sings.

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