You trust her, but you're not quite sure... It's those shark eyes. ;)
Excited to announce that after premiering Shahid Nadeem's Barri (Acquittal) Off Broadway in June with Pan Asian Rep, we have been asked to perform it once again this summer in Chicago! I will also be performing another important piece in Portland, Maine – Lost and Guided – for two nights in order to build discussion around the Syrian experience.
Also this past April, I co-produced an important cabaret for the MENASA community at the Atlantic Stage 2 sponsored by AEA's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, worked on a new play by Emma Goldman-Sherman which had a public reading in March, and just finished working on another play with music at Primary Stages with Ryan J. Haddad.
On TV, I can currently be seen on the 400th episode of our NYC staple Law & Order: SVU, directed by the one and only Mariska Hargitay, and The Path on Hulu (premiered January 17, 2018). Last summer, I shot a wonderful short film Chandler by Julia Kennelly and another short film In Silence by Ruba Mansouri, both of which are making their rounds on the festival circuit. And...I even had a pilot season.
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It was such a thrill to work with Mariska Hargitay on this milestone episode (400). Congrats to everyone at SVU!
I absolutely love working to share as many stories as possible. Most recently, I co-produced an AEA EEOC-sponsored cabaret for the MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian) community – and even got to sing my dream role. I worked on multiple readings of plays and musicals and will be bringing Pan Asian Rep's Acquittal to Chicago!
I am an actress, entrepreneur and computer hack.
A lifetime education enthusiast, I am a graduate of Stanford, MIT, Harvard and the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and have trained with the Upright Citizens Brigade in long-form improv and with Bob Krakower, Ted Sluberski and Sarah Baskin. You can frequently find me in front of Rosetta Stone.
The #1 question people always ask me: why?
Imagination leads to new ideas and simply makes the world a better place. Through my work, I want to create an impact and inspire people. But, yes, I was a rocket scientist. So, challenge me to a game of Scrabble. I dare you.
Determined, ambitious and competitive, she takes on challenges and gets results. She could be your practical ally in the corporate world... or your snarky nemesis.
Hyper intelligent, she knows that she knows more than you and applies it creatively, whether it is for good... or for evil. Will she join the CIA or become an international jewel thief?
Selfless, warm and loving, she protects her children at all costs and is often the den mother in her circle of friends and the caretaker of the family.