BIO

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BIO

FAWZIA MIRZA is an actor, writer, creator, who believes in the power of comedy to tackle divisive topics & breakdown stereotypes.

She was named one of '10 Filmmakers to Watch' (Independent Magazine), a White House ‘Champion of Change’ (Asian American Art & Storytelling), a 3Arts Grant Recipient, a ‘Top 10 Creative’ (Indiewire), and a Djerassi Program Writing Resident. She's made award-winning short films, web series and documentaries, receiving SFFILM Society’s Rainin Fellowship with co-writer Terrie Samundra to adapt her play ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA. Her first feature, SIGNATURE MOVE, which she co-wrote with Lisa Donato, produced and stars in (starring Indian film legend Shabana Azmi), world premiered at SXSW, screened 150+ film festivals, won 14 awards (Outfest Grand Jury Prize, Best US Narrative), streams on Amazon. She wrote for the new CBS drama series THE RED LINE, executive produced by Greg Berlanti and Ava Duvernay.