Arian was nominated for a Tony award for his portrayal of Musa in Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, opposite Robin Williams.
As a film/TV actor, Mr. Moayed just finished shooting Barry Levinson’s newest film Rock the Kasbah as a lead opposite Bill Murray, Bruce Willis and Kate Hudson. Last year, he starred in Alfonso Cuaron/JJ Abrams’ TV Series, Believe, for NBC. This fall, he will be co-starring in Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater. As an Artistic Director of Waterwell, which he co-founded in 2002, he has helped devise over a dozen original productions including GOODBAR (Public Theater), The|King|Operetta, Marco Millions and The Persians. He is a proud recipient of the Theater World Award, a Drama League and Drama Desk nomination. He currently teaches in and administers the Waterwell Drama Program, which partners with the Professional Performing Arts School, one of the leading high school drama programs in the country. As a filmmaker, Mr. Moayed is currently creating three short films and a full-length feature. His first film, “Overdue”, has screened at some of the best film festivals in America including Palm Springs Film Festival, CineQuest Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival and now, the Noor Film Festival. His second short film, “Day Ten”, stars Omar Metwally and premiered at the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival.