Back in 2008, I met Thushari Jayasekera at a wedding. She was a bridesmaid and cousin of one of my best friends from high school. During the reception, Thushari and I bonded by discussing our individual art as well as her teaching me some traditional Sri Lankan dance styles. Though Thushari lives in L.A., we’ve kept in touch and have kept tabs on each other’s careers. I’m so happy for her accomplishment with “Outsourced” and her role of Pinky.
Tonight, the 2nd part of the “OUTSOURCED” season finale will air on NBC 10:30/9:30C!
Find out more about this culturally-proud and unique actress/writer below and follow her on Twitter: @thushari
American actress Thushari Jayasekera plays Pinky on Outsourced.
Pinky surprised the audiences in the first half of the two part season finale that aired on May 5th, 2011. American actress Thushari Jayasekera plays the role of Pinky on NBC’s hit comedy series, Outsourced, which air on Thursdays at 10:30pm. Pinky, a principle character, is a naive, simple, adventure seeking, & hardworking call center worker who still has to learn a great deal at Mid-America Novelties. Though Thushari has done leading & supporting roles in experimental/independent films & stage productions, the role was a dream come true for the ethnic actress after trying to get substantial roles in the Hollywood industry for some years. She states that, “I am happy that the production/casting recognized my good work ethic & skills that I can bring to the table. I feel thankful toward them every day! I’m blessed to work with a wonderful & talented cast, crew & production team. I also felt that it was a good sign that I got to meet with NBC’s diversity department during actorfest 2009.” The stars of the show include Ben Rappaport, Diedrich Bader, Rizwan Manji, Sacha Dhawan, Anisha Nagarajan, Parvesh Cheena, Rebecca Hazelwood, Pippa Black & Guru Singh. The Sitcom Outsourced is based on a film by John Jeffcoat, and is an In Cahoots production executive produced by Robert Borden, Ken Kwapis & Victor Nelli, with Alexandra Beattie serving as the Co-Exec Producer.
This is truly a Hollywood Dream come true.
Thushari recently co-Starred in the Pilot “Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23” starring James Van Der Beek, Dreama Walker & Krysten Ritter for ABC. It is a comedy from the producing team of David Hemingson, Nahnatchka Khan & Jeff Mortan and directed by Jason Winer. Look for her in a supporting role on Secret Lives of Dorks produced by Steven Wolfe & Stephen Israel & directed by Salome Breziner.
ABOUT THE ACTRESS
Thushari Jayasekera is a South Asian performer of Sri Lankan origin aka Sri Lankan-American actress Thushari Jayasekera. Her community is very proud to see her make it after her struggle to make it in the Hollywood industry and for being persistent & diligent in her work.