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Arian Moayed Bio, Age, Married Life, Nationality, Movies & More

By Dipesh Katuwal | On: 26 Jan, 2020
Arian Moayed Bio, Age, Married Life, Nationality, Movies & More

Arian Moayed is an Iranian-American actor who found success through his excellent performances in numerous TV shows and movies as well. Some of his TV series roles include Fadi Abu Ubdeh in Law & Order (2005), David in The Following (2013), and Stewy in Succession (2018-19).

Likewise, he also earned fame as a writer and director of 2012’s Overdue (short video), 2014’s Day Ten (Short Movie), and 2017’s The Accidental Wolf (TV Series). His short movie, Day Ten, was also nominated for a Jury Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Further, for his brilliant portrayal of the role of Musa in Rajiv Joseph's play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo landed him two nominations at the Tony Award (2011)

Arian’s Wiki; Bio & Nationality

Arian Moayed was born on 15th April 1980 to an Iranian banker father and his wife. Following the 1979 Iranian Revolution, his parents moved to the USA and settled down in Glenview, Chicago, Illinois.

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He is a native American with an Iranian/Persian heritage. Likewise, his zodiac sign is Aries. Arian first studied at the Glenbrook South High School and completed his high school education in 1998. After that, he got enrolled at Indiana University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2002.

Arian Moayed’s Personal Life; Wife & Children

Arian Moayed is a married man whose wife, Krissy Shields, is a founder of Maha Mama and an advocate for women and children's rights.

The duo first met each other in 2003 at Lake Michigan through some mutual friends and started to like each other. Eventually, they started to date and planned to get married.

And, on 24th August 2003, Arian and Krissy shared the wedding vows.

Arian Moayed with his wife, Krissy Shields at the 65th Annual Tony Awards on 12 June 2011 in New York City (Photo: gettyimages.com)

Besides, they are blessed with two adorable children in their married life. Arian and Krissy first became parents on the 24th of November 2008 when they welcomed a cute daughter named Olive Joon. After nearly three years, on 4th February 2011, they again became parents of another daughter named Ivy Shireen.

His Career

Arian Moayed had an interest in acting from a young age. He used to appear in several plays of Samuel Beckett, Carlos Goldoni, and William Shakespeare during his college days.

His career in the entertainment industry started in 2003 after he portrayed the role of Taxichauffeur 2 in the movie, Phileine Says Sorry. Following that, he played in many TV shows and short movie until 2007, when he played in the movie entitled Arranged.

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Since then, Arian has played in various movies of different genres, which include Roadie (2011), Appropriate Behaviour (2014), The Rumperbutts (2015), and Rock the Kasbah (2015).

Now, he is working in two TV series entitled Songs for a Sloth (post-production) and Inventing Anna (pre-production).

Some Interesting Facts About Arian Moayed

  • He is the co-founder of the award-winning theater company in New York named Waterwell.

  • In 2008, he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award under the category of Best Featured Actor.

  • He has worked with some prestigious theaters such as Public, Signature, New York Theater Workshop, and Steppenwolf.

  • On 24 November 2015, he wished his first daughter, Olive Joon, on her birthday. Also, on 4 February 2018, he wished his second daughter, Ivy Shireen, on her birthday.

  • Arian and Krissy wished each other on their 6th wedding anniversary through Twitter on 24 August 2009.


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