Born and raised in Vienna, I first took the stage at the age of 7.
In 1997 I had my first major role as the German – speaking narrator »Mouse« in the Persian play »Fräulein Schmetterling« which toured with the »Multikids« festival in Vienna and throughout Austria.
Shortly after, I incorporated my passion fo singing by performing »Orestie« opera in the Wiener Konzerthaus as a choir member. I found it so enjoyable that in 2001 in der Kinderoper »Hilfe! Hilfe! Die Globolinks« im Schönbrunner Schlosstheater auftrat.
From 2002 to 2005 I first performed for the camera as an actor and presenter for the ORF productions »KIDS4KIDS« and »ConfettiTV«.
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By 2012 my love for the performing arts lured me backstage and behind the camera. In addition to my study and practice of acting, I was assistant director and a production manager for Corinne Eckenstein, the current DSCHUNGEL WIEN director, on productions like »BOYS DON’T CRY« and »Wenn (m)ein Herz lauter brüllt als mein Mund schreit«.
My first film »HOW TO CARRY A PACKAGE«, which I wrote, edited, directed and played the leading role in, is about the loss of loved ones set against the Arab Spring, and how no matter where one goes, one always carries such losses with them.
A topic near to my heart. The film was accepted in an ecliptic variety of Film festivals including the»International Student Film Festival Hollywood« und »Filofest« in Slovenia. Both which it was nominated for Best Foreign Language Drama.
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In the summer of 2015, Eric Rino and I wrote the shortfilm »Mis’TIC« in which I played the leading female role under his direction. The film received several international awards upon its completion in 2017.
I then moved to Los Angeles for a year to study englisch and media & arts, and acted in stage and in films – including the Student Emmy nominated »NO WAY BACK«, an AFI production directed by Michael Konshaug.
Upon my return to Vienna, I acted in Ali Soozandeh’s internationally award–winning film »Teheran Taboo«, which was in the running for nomination to the international Oscar in 2018.
Currently I continue to act, as well as edit, direct, assistant direct and work as a voice over artist in Europe.
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