Fast Facts

  • Declared at age 6 that she would one day move to Hollywood to become an actress.
  • First professional acting job was at 16 in a production of Beauty and the Beast at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
  • First TV role was on Nip/Tuck; she followed that up with appearances on NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, The Unit and Lost.
  • Big break came when she was cast as Dalia Hassan on the final season of 24 in 2010.
  • Shares the longest recorded screen kiss (3:24) with costar Traci Dinwiddie in the independent drama Elena Undone.
  • Made her Broadway debut opposite Robin Williams in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in 2011.
  • Is fluent in English, German, Farsi and French.
  • Is a cultural ambassador for the Levantine Center Organization in Los Angeles.
  • Sings and plays guitar for the band Dogs With Wigs.


  • University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (BA in English Literature)

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  • Birth Place: Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Profession: Actor

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