Desiree Akhavan

Actor, Writer & Director

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Acting

Assistant: Isaac Storm
Agent: Hannah Porter
Assistant: Freddie Best

Film, TV & Theatre

Assistant: Isaac Storm
Agent: Hannah Porter
Assistant: Freddie Best

Comedy

Assistant: Isaac Storm
Agent: Hannah Porter
Assistant: Freddie Best

Acting

All US enquiries should be directed to UTA.

Desiree is an extremely talented actress, writer and director.

Her feature film APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival last year, and she was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for “Best New Screenplay.” 

Desiree can most recently be seen as Carol in Channel 4's FLOWERS. Also her three episode arc on the fourth season of GIRLS aired recently; her role was created specifically for her by Lena Dunham. Additionally, Rolling Stone named Desiree one of the “25 Hottest Sex Symbols of 2014”.

Desiree will soon direct and star in her show for C4 and Hulu, THE BISEXUAL.

 

 

 

Film

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

Shirin

Desiree Akhavan

Parkville Pictures

Television

ProductionCharacterDirectorCompany

THE CIRCUIT

Angie

Merman Films

FLOWERS

Carol

Will Sharpe

Kudos

GIRLS Season 4

Chandra

Jesse Peretz

HBO / Apatow Productions

THE SLOPE

Desiree

Desiree Akhavan/Ingrid Jungermann

Film, TV & Theatre

All US enquiries should be directed to UTA.

Desiree is an extremely talented actress, writer and director who is developing a comedy drama project with Kudos.

Her feature film APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival last year and had a nationwide release in the UK. She was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for “Best New Screenplay.” 

Desiree’s three episode arc on the fourth season of GIRLS aired recently; her role was created specifically for her by Lena Dunham.

Desiree has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Wrap, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent and The Evening Standard.

Desiree will soon direct and star in her show for C4 and Hulu, THE BISEXUAL.

Film

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2014

Parkville Pictures

Feature film

In Development

ProductionCompanyNotes

UNTITLED BISEXUAL COMEDY

2016

Sister Pictures

Channel 4 has commissioned a six part series. Desiree will write, direct, star and EP

Television

ProductionCompanyNotes

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

Kudos

Desiree is currently in prep on her second feature which she has written and is directing

Comedy

All US enquiries should be directed to UTA.

Desiree is an extremely talented actress, writer and director.

Her feature film APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, which she wrote, directed, and starred in, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival last year, and she was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for “Best New Screenplay.” 

Desiree’s three episode arc on the fourth season of GIRLS aired recently; her role was created specifically for her by Lena Dunham. Additionally, Rolling Stone named Desiree one of the “25 Hottest Sex Symbols of 2014”.

Desiree will soon direct and star in her show for C4 and Hulu, THE BISEXUAL.