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Zahra Noorbakhsh Biography
Zahra Noorbakhsh is an Iranian-American comedian, writer, actor and co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast. She was nicknamed by The New Yorker Magazine as one-woman show “All Atheists Are Muslim” a highlight of the New York International Fringe Festival.
Zahra is a contributor to the New York Times Featured anthology, “Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women” with a monthly column entitled, “My Infidel Husband”. Noorbakhsh was recently featured comic at the first ever Muslim Funny Fest in New York City.
Zahra Noorbakhsh Age
Zahra was born on June 11, 1980 in Sacramento County, California, U.S. She is 38 years old as of 2018.
Zahra Noorbakhsh Family
Zahra was born in Sacramento County, California, U.S. and grew up in Danville, California with her mother, father, and three siblings. Much of her comedy revolves around growing up as a second generation Iranian-American Muslim.
Zahra graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Theatre & Performance Studies in 2006.
Zahra Noorbakhsh Husband | Zahra Noorbakhsh Duncan
Zahra is married to Duncan the couple lives and works in San Francisco, California . Zahra is also a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.
Her work with the podcast #GoodMuslimBadMuslim originated from a conversation with her cohost, Tanzila Ahmed. Zahra has stated that she eats pork and drinks alcohol but still feels strongly about her Muslim identity.
Zahra Noorbakhsh Career
She began as a stand-up comic. Her love of impressions, characters and storytelling took her into the world of theater and eventually solo performance. In 2007 her solo performance career began under the direction of W. Kamau Bell at the Solo Performance Workshop, where Noorbakhsh penned several shows, including “All Atheists Are Muslim” and “Hijab and Hammerpants.”
Most recently she played a half-Persian friend in an upcoming web series called the Van Life, currently in post-production. Zahra has also performed a live recording of the #GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast with her cohost, Tanzila Ahmed, on the grounds of the White House.
Zahra Noorbakhsh Net Worth
Zahra has an estimated net worth of $950,000.
Zahra Noorbakhsh Podcast
The #GoodMuslimBadMuslim monthly podcast featuring Tanzila “Taz” Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh is about the good and the bad of the American Muslim female experience. But you know, satirically & disturbingly hilarious
Zahra Noorbakhsh Fresh Air
A rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes made comedian Zahra uneasy about performing live. Then she remembered a childhood experience that helped her regain her footing. Zahra prides herself on her fearlessness as a self-identified feminist Muslim and Iranian-American comedian. But with the rise in hate crimes, she’s reduced the number of her live performances and started taking extra precautions. She’s going to tell us how she looked back on her childhood to rediscover what makes her brave.