Arash Mokhtar (Amir) was born in Tehran, Iran, and raised primarily in Washington D.C. and its environs. He spent many years traveling and working throughout the U.S. and Europe as an exhibiting visual artist before settling in New York City, committing himself to a life as an actor on stage and screen. NYC Stage credits include: Rhinoceros (Berenger), Richard III (Buckingham), Coriolanus (Coriolanus), The Servant of Two Masters (Truffaldino), An Ideal Husband (Lord Goring), Killer Joe (Joe Cooper), Closer (Daniel Woolf), Hurlyburly (Eddie). Regional theatre: Sinners, (directed by Brian Cox), Mirror Repertory Theater, VT; Family Shots, Human Race Theatre Co., OH; Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, Firehouse Theatre, VA.; Kiss of the Spider Woman, Richmond Triangle Players, VA. Television: Madam Secretary, Veep, Forever, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Believe, Zero Hour,Elementary, Person of Interest, Political Animals, NYC 2-2. Films include: Black SiteDelta (2017), Chosen (w/ Cathy Moriarty), Day 39 (Finalist for the 42nd Annual Student Academy Awards, 2015), Best Man in the Dark. He lives in Brooklyn with his beatific wife and son and the circus. Proud member of Actor’s Equity and SAG-AFTRA www.arashmokhtar.com
Elizabeth Saydah (Emily) is a native New Jerseyan who came to Los Angeles in 2006 after a year of theater in Chicago (Stage Left Theater, Chicago Fringe). Since arriving in LA, she’s pursued all acting avenues, accruing over 30 TV/film and 400+ voice over credits. LA theater credits include Women of Manhattan, Four Dogs and a Bone (Elephant Theater), A Tale Told By An Idiot (Lounge Theater), Cyclops: A Rock Opera (Carrie Hamilton at Pasadena Playhouse), and Doubting Thomason (Avery Schreiber Playhouse). She also regularly performs improv around LA at venues like The Comedy Central Stage and Acme Comedy.
Joel Polis (Isaac) most recently appeared in My Name is Asher Lev at the Fountain Theatre (LADCC, Stage Raw awards for outstanding featured performance). A veteran of the NY, Southland, and Regional theater scenes, he has performed all over the US and internationally in such plays as The Baby Dance (original production), Julius Caesar, Pound of Flesh. Richard the Third, Bach at Leipzig, Riga, Names, Family Business, The Merchant of Venice, and The Diary of Anne Frank. With over 120 television and film credits his work ranges from Seinfeld, Cheers, and Law and Order, to John Carpenter’s The Thing, It’s My Party, and True Believer. He attended USC School of Theater and Yale Drama School and makes his home in Venice Beach.
Maya Lynne Robinson (Jory) is thrilled to make her CVRep debut in Disgraced. Some regional theatre credits include: Echo Location (B Street Theatre), Metamorphoses (Ensemble Theatre Company), Shotgun (Florida Studio Theatre) and Insurrection: Holding History (Theatre Alliance), for which she received a Helen Hayes nomination. Maya Lynne is most well-known for her role as Nia in The Fountain Theatre’s production of In The Red and Brown Water, for which she won a L.A. Drama Critics Circle award, as well as received LA Weekly and Ovation award nominations. Film and web credits include Monogamy, Heaven is Now, Soul Stealer and HTMAST, which Maya Lynne also created, wrote and produced.
Kamran Abbassian (Abe) is an LA based actor and graduate of the BFA program at California Institute of the Arts. Credits include Romeo and Juliet, “Father John” (Theatricum Botanicum), The Glass Menagerie, “Tom” (CalArts), Henry IV pt. I, “Poins” (SCV Shakespeare in the Park), Charley’s Aunt, “Lord Fancourt” (Gary Timberlake Theater), Hamlet, “Horatio” (Chamber Shakespeare), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “Francis Flute” (College of the Canyons). He would like to thank CVRep for giving him the chance to be a part of a story that effectively speaks to today’s social climate.