He escaped Iran at the age of 12 during the political upheaval. Having been through Turkey, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia he settled in Austria. In 1989 he immigrated to San Francisco, and finally settled in New York to become an actor and to follow his mother's footsteps, who was an actress in Iran.
He has an extensive stage credits including New York's Center Stage production of "Death and the Maiden" and the Los Angeles Playhouse's "Glengary Glenross." His film credits include, Terry George's "Reservation Road," "The Wrestler" starring Mickey Rourke, and "Factory Girl" starring Guy Pearce and Sienna Miller.
Actor (10 titles)
2013 Affluenza (post-production)
2010 Passion Play
2009 Karma, Confessions and Holi
2008 The Wrestler
2007 Reservation Road
2007 Salted Nuts
2006 Factory Girl
2006 Beer League
2005/II English (video)