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DR. JUNE CURTIS Played By Ayisha Issa


Played By Ayisha Issa

Actor Bio

Award-winning Ayisha Issa stars as Dr. June Curtis on the NBC drama "Transplant." The driven Dr. Curtis is trying to embrace change and view vulnerability as a strength.

Born and raised in Montreal, Issa was honored with a 2022 Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in "Transplant." She earned a 2018 Prix Gémeaux for her portrayal of Brittany "Bouba" Sizzle in the highly successful French-Canadian series "Unité 9."

Ayesha began her professional acting career when her athletic background landed her a role opposite Micky Rourke and Henry Cavill in the 2011 feature film "Immortals." Additional film credits include "Polar" for Netflix, "Brick Mansions" and the Canadian indie "The Hummingbird Project." She's set to co-star in the upcoming horror film "Dark Match."

On the small screen, Issa has appeared in "Reginald the Vampire," "The Expanse" and "Shadowhunter," and she has had recurring roles on "Dark Matter" and "12 Monkeys," as well as the CBC comedy "Workin' Moms."

Issa made her mark in the video game world in "Far Cry Primal" and was nominated for a 2020 BAFTA Games Award as the fan-favorite playable character Fliss in "The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan."

She holds a Brazilian Top Team Brown Belt and is a two-time IBJJF world champion. When not on set, Issa combines her love of the sport with her affinity for youth development to help foster confidence, perseverance and other valuable qualities in kids and young adults. She's an ambassador to Batshaw Youth and Family Centres, a Quebec-based nonprofit organization for troubled youth.

A multifaceted artist, Issa is currently attending interior design studies at Montreal's LaSalle College.

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