An actor and copy editor from New York, New York...

India Cooper

Total Winnings:
5-time champion ($68,400) and a ToC semifinalist ($5,000) in 1992, then a semifinalist in the 2002 Million Dollar Masters tournament ($25,000).

What would you like viewers to know about you?
Whee! Another chance to play Jeopardy! How cool is that! Who woulda thunk it--especially since I lost on my first show. The game had one of those rare but significant technical glitches, though, so I got to come back for another try. The Masters tournament was the best--I got to hang out with all my Jeopardy! heroes, not to mention staying at the Waldorf-Astoria and being treated like a rock star. No question, Jeopardy! is the most fun I've ever had, except for Fred Burrell; we got married on New Year's Day 2000. Our favorite thing to do--with plenty of help from Jeopardy! winnings--is to travel around in our PT Cruiser. We've now been in all of the Lower 48 states together, plus the Maritime Provinces, and are looking forward to doing western Canada and Alaska soon. Haven't figured out how to drive to Hawaii yet, but we're working on it!

"She became a 5-time champion in 1991. An actor and copy editor from New York, New York..."

2014 Battle of the Decades invitee: $5,000.
2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1 winner: $26,000.
2002 Million Dollar Masters tournament semifinalist: $25,000.
1992 Tournament of Champions semifinalist: $5,000.
Season 8 5-time champion: $68,400.

India's one-day total of $24,001 (#1682, aired 1991-12-17) was the seventh-highest single-day winnings amount at the time, and it remained the eleventh-highest one-day total through 1998, earning India a spot on the list of the 13 highest one-day winners available on the Jeopardy! web site 1997-1998.

India died 2020-05-17 at the age of 67 after a short battle with esophageal cancer.

Jeopardy! Message Board user name: IndiaC

India appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4754, aired 2005-04-14 Steve Chernicoff vs. Scott Gillispie vs. India Cooper 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 2, game 2.
#4741, aired 2005-03-28 Fraser Woodford vs. India Cooper vs. Bill Sloan 2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 34.
India previously appeared on Jeopardy! as India Cooper in the following 2 archived games:
#4084, aired 2002-05-09 Brad Rutter vs. Leslie Frates vs. India Cooper 2002 Million Dollar Masters semifinal game 2.
#4082, aired 2002-05-07 Robin Carroll vs. India Cooper vs. Babu Srinivasan 2002 Million Dollar Masters quarterfinal game 5.
India would later appear on Jeopardy! as India Cooper in the following archived game:
#6766, aired 2014-02-03 India Cooper vs. Chuck Forrest vs. Jim Scott Battle of the Decades: The 1980s game 1.

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