Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

Welcome to Festival of Arts' فستیوال هنر Gallery of THE IRANIAN ACHIEVERS

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Shiva Rose

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)
Louise Brooks

2012/II Missing You (short)

2009-2011 The Young and the Restless (TV series)
Shiva Rose
– 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)
Azin Samari
– 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 Prospect

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)
Irina Maldova
– 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)
Reporter Girlfriend
– The Race (2001) … Reporter Girlfriend

2001 61* (TV movie)
Toot's Girl

2001 Black Days

1999 How to Get Laid at the End of the World
Sally Mae

1998 The Practice (TV series)
Sally Bader
– The Battlefield (1998) … Sally Bader

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