Bio: I was born in my grandmother's house in Dhaka, Bangladesh to a very over-protective mother and a failed actor-turned-convenient store owner father. I grew up in Miami, Florida, so you’d think I would have enjoyed the outdoors more, perhaps the beach, or at least the ubiquitous sunshine. Instead, I spent a nerdy, chubby childhood glued to the TV, taking occasional breaks to read a book or seven.
Eager to tell stories of my own, after graduating college, I decided to move to Hollywood. My parents were not so easily on board, and for the sake of EVERYONE'S happiness - I lied. I lied to my parents that I was moving to Los Angeles because I got accepted in to the MBA program at UCLA. Reluctantly, they agreed because magically tuition and board were being paid by my countless "scholarships."
I know. I know. I can feel the tangible judgement.
I wrote sketches and have attended Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Having a curiosity for improv and comedy, I found myself enthralled by the idea of being a comedy writer for television, or dare I say it, SNL.
Over the years, I have been fortunate to work on projects for Funny or Die, Buzzfeed, MTV, TruTV, and Feigco Productions as a writer and performer.
I’ve always loved the idea to be in a talking box and I’m thrilled to finally be a part of keeping the next generation of nerdy, chubby kids glued to their television screens... or whatever newfangled device they end up staring at.
Tob.i - In a near future, a depressed woman develops an unlikely relationship with her soul mate, but he’s a sleek, foot-and-a-half tall, white, cylindrical robot.
Devout: Jiah Khan has her hands full with teaching young impressionable minds at the community mosque and maintaining her new found sobriety from deviant behavior, but her limits will be tested when the FBI plants her as an informant in her mosque to spy on the Imam, her father.