Birth Date: 8 February 1969
Shiva Rose was born in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. An American of Irish and Iranian decent, she was raised in Iran until the age of ten when she and her family were forced to escape to Paris, then to Los Angeles.
She began her stage career at 15 at several theaters in Santa Monica. She attended UCLA and then married actor Dylan McDermott. While devoting her life as a mother to raise a daughter, she continued to act on stage, television and film.
She gained recognition for her starring role in the critically-acclaimed David and Layla which Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter described as "'A bold, politically relevant film against impossible odds." The film got theatrical distribution, followed by Time Warner's VOD and Digital Distribution. It continues to be distributed abroad.
David & Layla garnered Shiva Rose the "Best Breakthrough Actress" Award.
She continues her career in the theater as an actress and writer. She wrote Fragile Life based on the life of the photographer Tina Modotti.
She is active with several charitable organizations including being a spokesperson for Amnesty International Refugee Program.
Shiva Rose and Dylan McDermott divorced in 2009. She continues to write for various magazines (Vogue, Lucky) and online sites (eco-stilletto, Huffington Post). She maintains a life style website devoted to her organic holistic lifestyle called The Local Rose.
Currently (2011), she is the Executive Producer of a feature film 'Relative Insanity', starring Maggie Grace and Helen Hunt.
Shiva Rose lives with her two daughters in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California.
Daughter, Colette Rose McDermott (born 1996). Her husband is actor Dylan McDermott.
Mother, with her husband Dylan McDermott, of a girl, Charlotte Rose McDermott [September 8, 2005].
She is of Iranian/French descent.
Daughter of Parviz Gharib-Afshar.
Ex-stepdaughter-in-law of Eve Ensler.
Actress (21 titles)
2013 Return to Babylon (completed)
2012/II Missing You (short)
2009-2011 The Young and the Restless (TV series)
– Cane Challenges Billy to Turn His Life Around (2011) … Shiva Rose (uncredited)
– Episode #1.9695 (2011) … Shiva Rose
– Episode #1.9067 (2009) … Shiva Rose (credit only)
– Episode #1.9066 (2009) … Shiva Rose (uncredited)
2010 Cold Case (TV series)
Isabel de Luca '10
– Metamorphosis (2010) … Isabel de Luca '10
2010 Gonah Kardam (short)
2007 Las Vegas (TV series)
– The Burning Bedouin (2007) … Azin Samari
2006 CSI: Miami (TV series)
Sonya Barak / Sonya Moreta
– Backstabbers (2006) … Sonya Barak
– Going, Going, Gone (2006) … Sonya Moreta
2005 David & Layla
2004 Woman at the Beach (short)
Yvette (as Shiva Rose McDermott)
2004 Myron's Movie
Toni (as Shiva Rose McDermott)
2004 DysEnchanted (short)
Snow White (as Shiva Rose McDermott)
2003 Red Roses and Petrol
Evie (as Shiva Rose McDermott)
2003 The Division (TV series)
– Rush to Judgment (2003) … Irina Maldova (as Shiva Rose McDermott)
2002 The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest
2002 13 Moons
2001 Gideon's Crossing (TV series)
– The Race (2001) … Reporter Girlfriend
2001 61* (TV movie)
2001 Black Days
1999 How to Get Laid at the End of the World
1998 The Practice (TV series)
– The Battlefield (1998) … Sally Bader