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Belonging: From Refugee to Hollywood. Tonight, HBO’s Sepideh Moafi Kicks Off Girls Write Now’s Summer Salon Series

Tonight’s Summer Salon Host Sepideh Moafi, actor, singer, writer, producer & humanitarian is well-known for David Simon & George Pelecanos’ critically-acclaimed series The Deuce on HBO & currently stars as Gigi in The L Word: Generation Q on Showtime. She starred in The Killing of Two Lovers opposite Clayne Crawford, a 2020 Sundance Film Festival Favorite that was lauded in ‘Best of’ lists for Variety, The Hollywood Reporter & The LA Times. Hailed by the NY Times as “forthright & funny, the cast standout” Sepideh’s stage work spans from original off-Broadway musicals, to the great roles in plays and operas in leading theaters around the world. She’s had the honor to sing with the NY Philharmonic, at Davis Symphony Hall & The John F. Kennedy Center. Born in a refugee camp in Germany, Sepideh has a passion & commitment to advocate for refugee & immigrants who are in vulnerable situations worldwide. As an ambassador for both The International Rescue Committee (IRC) & the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, she dedicated the last year to creating unique celebrations & opportunities to benefit both organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Music from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music & and a MFA in Acting from U.C. Irvine.

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