You trust her, but you're not quite sure... It's those shark eyes. ;)
Who/What is inspiring me right now: Bradley Cooper’s transformation and Lady Gaga’s fearlessness in A Star is Born! Being able to learn new skills quickly…like Pashto.
TV: I can currently be seen on CBS’ new show by Dick Wolf, FBI - Green Birds and 3rd season opener of The Path on Hulu. Last year, I also shot the CBS pilot, Main Justice, inspired by the life and career of former US Attorney General Eric Holder, alongside Timothy Hutton and Bokeem Woodbine—what a dream to be in 13 scenes as part of the Command Center team!
Theater: I was seen in the leading role of Priya in Anand Rao’s A Muslim in the Midst with Brave New World Rep in Brooklyn this past fall. After premiering Shahid Nadeem's Barri (Acquittal) Off Broadway with Pan Asian Rep, we performed it again in Chicago at the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists' (CAATA) CONFest 2018! I also traveled to beautiful in Portland, Maine to perform another important piece – Lost and Guided – for two nights in order to build discussion around the Syrian experience.
Producing and Development: Last 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 workshopped a new play with music at Primary Stages written by and starring Ryan J. Haddad.
Check out the blog section for my musings on my projects!
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.