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Arian Moayed | Biography

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  • Full Name Arian Moayed
  • Occupation Actor, Director, Writer & Producer
  • Nationality Iranian-American
  • Birthplace Iran
  • Birth Date Apr 15, 1980
  • Age 41 Years, 9 Months
  • Height 5 Feet 10 Inches
  • Net Worth (Not Disclosed)
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Arian Moayed | Biography

Co-Founder of Non-Profit Waterwell Productions

Moayed co-founded Waterwell Theater and Education with Tom Ridgley in New York City in 2002. As a co-founder, he teaches young people, produces shows, and raises funds. He has helped conceive over a dozen original productions, including the most recent 'The Courtroom,' 'Blueprint Specials,' and dual-language 'Hamlet', in which he played the title role. He is also a partner of a for-profit film and television company, Waterwell Films. 


Arian Moayed is an Iranian-American actor best known for portraying the role of Musa in the play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Who is Arian Moayed?

Arian Moayed is a stage and screen actor, director, writer, producer, art educator, and co-founder of the non-profit theater and education company, Waterwell.

As a theater actor, he has performed at many prestigious theaters, including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Public Theater, Signature Theatre, and New York Theater Workshop. He notably performed in plays like The HumansMaskedGuards at the Taj, and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. For his outstanding performance in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, he was nominated for the ‘Tony Award’ in 2011.

Moayed also appeared as Stewy Hosseini in the HBO comedy-drama series Succession (2018-present). His other television series credits included Believe in 2014, Madam Secretary in 2017 and 2019, and Love Life in 2021. He also appeared in several films, including The Christians (2008), Rock the Kasbah (2015), Abe (2019), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).

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Moayed debuted his career as a screenwriter and director in the 2012 short film, Overdue. He also wrote and directed the 2014 short film Day Ten. He later gained prominence as a director, writer, and executive producer of the thriller drama web series The Accidental Wolf (2018). While Kelli O’Hara, the lead actress of the web series, was nominated for the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for playing Katie Bonner on The Accidental Wolf. Likewise, The Accidental Wolf Season 2 was released on 30 December 2021.

Arian Moayed and The Accidental Wolf cast and crew on Season 2 Premiere
Arian Moayed during The Accidental Wolf Season 2 Premiere at Alamo Drafthouse, New York City, in December 2021. (Photo: Instagram)

Age and Early Bio

Arian Moayed was born on 15 April 1980 in Iran. In an interview with thrillist, he disclosed that his Persian family moved to the USA after the Iranian Revolution, when he was eight years old. He then grew up in Glenview, a north suburb of Chicago, Illinois.  

Moayed attended Glenbrook South High School. After completing high school, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Theater and Drama from Indiana University in 2002. While attending the university, he met director, Tom Ridgley. After graduation, the duo moved to New York City to pursue their professional career. 

Waterwell

Moayed co-founded Waterwell Theater and Education with Tom Ridgley in New York City in 2002. As a co-founder, he teaches young people, produces shows, and raises funds. He has helped conceive over a dozen original productions, including the most recent The CourtroomBlueprint Specials, and dual-language Hamlet, in which he played the title role. He is also a partner of a for-profit film and television company, Waterwell Films. 

Wife and Children

Moayed is married to actress and producer Krissy Shields. His wife is known for her appearances in the films 2wks, 1yr (2002), The Christians (2008), and The Last Gamble (2011). She also appeared in four episodes of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 2007 and 2010.

Additionally, she is a yoga teacher. She is the owner of Maha Mama, a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher training program in New York City. She is also a director of development at One Heart Healing Arts, a teacher’s teacher at Three Sister Yoga, and a teacher at Sonic Yoga. The couple has two daughters named Olive Joon and Ivy Shireen. 

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