Place of Birth: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Birth: September 21, 1965
Ethnicity: Malayali Indian
Pramila Jayapal is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington, since January 3, 2017, and Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, since January 3, 2019. She is the first Indian-American woman in the House.
Pramila is the daughter of Maya Jayapal, a writer, and MP Jayapal, a marketing professional. Her sister, Susheela Jayapal, is Multnomah County Commissioner in Oregon.
Pramila was raised in India, Indonesia, and Singapore, and moved to the U.S. in 1982 to attend college, becoming a U.S. citizen in 2000. Pramila is married to Steven R. Williamson, and has one child.