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Azita Ghanizada

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Starring on the Syfy hit series "Alphas," Azita Ghanizada, brought the sensitive and thoughtful Rachel Pirzad to life. The successful sci-fi series aired only two seasons but was cited by critics as "the most exciting new Sci-fi series on TV."Azita, a political refugee, came to Hollywood with an incredible story of cultural backlash. As a baby, she and her family fled to the United States and gained asylum in an effort to escape war-time conflicts. The former Virginia resident took an effortless liking to acting, learning English watching television. She participated in drama beginning as early as kindergarten through her high school years. Being raised in a conservative multicultural home, she was forbidden to pursue her dream full time until she finished her studies. Once she received her B.A. in English she packed her belongings and headed to Los Angeles, where she began to further her study's to include various acting techniques including; Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Michael Chekov, Movement, Clowning, and Improvisation.Once In Hollywood, Azita successfully began booking roles in commercials and television. Her rich multi-ethnic history and various training has helped her remain a chameleon on television, whether supporting actors in a comedy or taking the lead in a drama. She has portrayed everything from Middle Eastern, Arab, Italian, Greek, Indian to the All-American girl next door.Azita is fluent in both English and Dari/Farsi, and has the ability to quickly take on different languages, having been raised in a home with Hindi, Urdu, Pashto, Farsi and English. She has learned Arabic, Hindi, French and Spanish for work. An avid runner, she regularly practices Pilates, Yoga, Boxing. An outspoken advocate of Global Education as well as Women's Rights, she serves proudly as a Global Ambassador for Women for Women International.  See full bio on IMDb »

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