About

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Shirin is a writer and actor living in Los Angeles, CA. She grew up in Northern California and graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Economics. She worked in investment banking for a couple years before disappointing her Persian immigrant parents and pursuing a career in entertainment. She wrote for the 2014 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase and has since written and directed comedic videos and web series that have been featured on Funny or Die and covered by news outlets including Huffington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Uproxx, ScreenCrush, and Instinct Magazine. Her satirical web series UNTIDY, co-created with Amy Vorpahl, was distributed on Elizabeth Banks’s digital comedy platform WhoHaha. In 2019, Shirin returned to the CBS Diversity Showcase and was hired as one of 11 writers in the showcase’s inaugural writers’ room.

For a short time, Shirin was possessed by a desire to do standup comedy and performed in clubs including The Comedy Store and Hollywood Improv and in shows headlined by Iliza Schlesinger, Helen Hong, and Michael Kosta.