A Biography of Annet Mahendru

Dec/25/2022 / by Team SEEMA
Annet Mahendru
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Actress Annet Mahendru has had a unique journey on her way to TV and film stardom. Fans that simply know the actress as Huck from ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’ might be interested in knowing more about Annet Mahendru and the road she took that got her to that fan-favorite series.

Early life

Mahendru was born in Afghanistan to a Hindu Indian journalist/professor father and a Russian artist/businesswoman mother. Her coming from such a family gave her a richly multicultural childhood, enhanced further by their constant travels. Her childhood included traveling to such places as Russia, Europe and her native Afghanistan. These experiences, no doubt, fostered her ability to learn languages quickly. Her spoken languages include English, Russian, Hindi, French, German and Persian.

At the age of 13, her parents separated and she went on to live with her father in New York City. She attended East Meadow High School where cheerleading provided her with a place to channel her considerable skills in dance.

After high school, Mahendru got her Bachelor’s Degree in English from St. John’s University. From here, she went on to get actor mentoring at HB Studio where she honed her chops in indie films and theater. A spell working towards her Master’s at New York University in Global Affairs was interrupted by the chance to work on her comedy skills at The Groundlings.

Breaking Into TV & Film

Annet first got to introduce the comedy skills she picked up at The Groundlings to a TV audience with episodes of ‘Love Monkey’, ‘Entourage’, ‘Mike & Molly’, ‘Two Broke Girls’ and more.

Her talent got even more notice when she played a recurring significant role as Nina in the spy thriller drama series ‘The Americans’. Annet’s ability to speak fluent Russian also lent her portrayal a great deal of believability and credibility. This led to her being selected to appear in other TV dramas like ‘The Blacklist’ and ‘White Collar’.

Annet Mahendru’s first film starring role was in the much-buzzed-about ‘Escape From Tomorrow.’

Marriage & Motherhood

Over the next few years, along with her television and film appearances, Mahendru solidified her relationship with Lucian (Louie) Gibson. Yes, he is the son of actor and superstar Mel Gibson. Coupling with the offspring of such a massively famous iconic actor, may have had a lot of people who were unaware of actress Annet Mahendru previously looking up whatever they could find out about the star online. This likely included online queries like the “age of Annet Mahendru” and “the networth of Annet Mahendru.” The two dated for years, had a brief engagement and then married on August 6th, 2016. The happy couple welcomed a baby daughter into the world in late 2017 and the scrutiny and public interest in the couple has led them to doing whatever they can to keep their family life private.

Huck on ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond’

The star got likely her most high-profile gig as one of the stars of ‘The Walking Dead: World Beyond.’ Her character, Huck, became a favorite amongst fans of the series and her success with the show has led to big projects like the film ‘Father Stu’ with Mark Wahlberg as the star.

Annet’s unique charisma and undeniable screen presence are likely to take her into even bigger and more exciting projects and acclaim for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Annet Mahendru married to?

Lucian Gibson

Is Annet Mahendru Indian?

The actress is half Indian and half Russian.

When did Annet Mahendru start her career?

Her first roles were in 2006.


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