|Biography: Parisa DeFaie was born in Tehran, Iran. At a very young age, she began attending theatre workshops, writing short plays and composing monologues. At 13, she wrote and acted in a controversial play that took a stand against the newly imposed regime in Iran. Leaving her home at 14, Parisa traveled with her parents to many countries until she moved permanently to the United States in 1990. While experiencing a new culture and language, Parisa once again found herself on stage. Her passion for the performing arts continued in tandem with her studies in film production and Theatre.
Not only a skilled actor but a self confessed family woman, Parisa is a proud mother of two. She believes having a family has made her life rich and that she is a better actor now than she was before - "My children are my paradigm. I learn by observing them. They have the most honest way of expressing their feelings!"
Parisa has appeared in many plays and independent films. Currently, she is studying acting at the prestigious Howard Fine studios, co-writing a play and producing a film based on racial misconceptions. Talented and humble, Parisa leaves a good impression wherever she goes:
"Parisa DeFaie brought many positive qualities to our production, among them both a unique intensity and an intelligent beauty that has translated very well to the screen." - John Vasicek, Director - Voyuer
"When I saw Parisa DeFaie in the audition, I knew on the spot she was the one for us. When she read with our leading male I got that tingly feeling directors get. That feeling you get when you know for certain and you don't need to think or question yourself about what you're seeing. In all honesty Parisa was my favorite actor on the set. She was always one step ahead of us, always early for call, always prepared. Parisa made many shooting days very easy for me and we had some tough, tough days." - Shawn Flanagan, Director - The Unwilling.
Clearly, Parisa DeFaie is an Indie acting force to be reckoned with.