Besides the new TV series “Rake,” where else have I seen Necar Zadegan?
—Allen Ostrovsky, Canton, Ohio
Necar Zadegan, 31, has appeared in numerous TV series, and she had recurring roles in “The Event,” “Emily Owens M.D.,” and “24,” in which she played Dalia Hassan, a character nearly twice her age. Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, she began working in theater as a teenager and later attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, on a performance scholarship, graduating with degrees in literature and writing. “My mom was interested in the arts and exposed my sister and me to it,” says the actress, who speaks English, German, French and Farsi.