The actress, pharmacist and influencer spoke with TheThings about the challenges of juggling two diverse careers.
MN2S PR client Teresa Patel has spoken with TheThings for a new interview that covers her unique career path, her role in New Amsterdam, and her advice for aspiring actors. Speaking about how her experiences as a pharmacist impacted her performance as a paramedic in New Amsterdam, Patel says: “It didn’t affect me booking the role, but it definitely impacted how I play the character. When I first saw the script, it was just a bunch of medical jargon, and I’m like, ‘Okay, I definitely know what I’m talking about!'”
Teresa Patel has garnered international acclaim for her contributions to increasing the visibility of South Asians on American television. As an accomplished actress, she is widely recognized for her recurring portrayals of Paramedic Harvell on the NBC medical drama, New Amsterdam, and Neela Patel in the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. In addition to her thriving acting career, Patel holds a full-time position as a pharmacist, specializing in rare brain diseases. A testament to her broad appeal, Patel has amassed a substantial following on Instagram, using the platform to engage with her audience on a range of topics, including her family, climate change, and sustainable living.