Rita Wolf (real name Rita Ghose) was born on 25th February 1960 in Calcutta, India. She came to London at an early age and trained at the Royal Court Youth Theatre. Her first leading role was in the film Majdhar in 1983.
In the same year, Wolf co-founded the Kali Theatre Company with Rukhsana Ahmad; a registered charity which produces and promotes the work of Asian women writers. She now lives in New York City with her two children - Kiran and Anjeli - both of whom have also undertaken acting roles.
Other TV and film credits include The Cleopatras, My Beautiful Laundrette, Rockcliffe's Babies, One by One, Tandoori Nights, Slipstream, Saracen, Calling the Shots, Kavanagh QC, Girl 6, Law & Order, Wing and a Prayer, Taggart, Nina's Heavenly Delights and The Good Wife.