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Sanam Laila Hashemi

I'm an Iranian-American actor and writer. A Virginia native, I’m currently based in New York City. I like to tell stories about the big little moments in life. I want to create and claim space in narratives that aren’t traditionally told by people who look like me.

Most recently, I made my Washington D.C. debut with Mosaic Theatre Company's production of Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World. Since 2018, I’ve been a proud member of Cadence Theatre Company’s Pipeline New Works Fellowship, where I’ve written two plays, Cross Stitch Bandits and Thursday, under the mentorship of David Lindsay-Abaire. When I get just anxious enough, I write short films and produce them with my friends.

[Tendencies: color-coding, over-watering plants, cackling at my own jokes, FaceTiming my mom cooking questions.]

Age Range

20s

Gender Identity

Female

ETHNICITY - IDENTITY AND/OR APPEARANCE

Latinx: White, MENASA: Middle Eastern, MENASA: North African, MENASA: South Asian, White: Middle Eastern, White: Mediterranean

Race - Identity

MENASA (Middle Eastern or North African or South Asian)

Languages

English, Persian

Union Status

Non-Union

Drivers License

License

Singer

Non-Singer

Dancer

Social dancer

Comedy



City Based

New York City