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Ayad Akhtar


From Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Graduated from Brown University. Spent a year working with acting theorist and pioneer, Jerzy Grotowski (Towards a Poor Theater). Has taught acting on his own and alongside Andre Gregory in New York City & Vienna, Austria. Alumnus of the Graduate Film Program at Columbia University, with a degree in directing. Winner of a ... See full bio »
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 2011 Too Big to Fail (TV Movie)
Neel Kashkari
 2007 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (Short)
 2006 Long After (Short)
Naseer
 2005 The War Within
Hassan
 2002 Life Document 2: Identity (Short)
Ahmad
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 2002 Life Document 2: Identity (Short)
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 2002 Life Document 2: Identity (Short)
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 2001 The Mark of Cain (Documentary) (thank you - as Ayad Stehle-Akhtar)
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 2012 Tavis Smiley (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 26 April 2012 (2012) ... Himself
 2006 2006 Independent Spirit Awards (TV Movie documentary)
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Other Works:

(2011-2012 Season) His play, "Disgraced," was performed at the American Theater Company in association with The Araca Group in Chicago, Illinois. Jack Magaw was scenic designer.

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Alternate Names:

Ayad Stehle-Akhtar
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I consider myself to have been formed by a lot of the locutions and aesthetics and principles of the Muslim way of life, and those are an important part of my childhood and my identity. Read more at See more »

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He was nominated at the 2005 Independent Spirit Awards for Best Screenplay for The War Within. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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