FROM AFGHANISTAN TO HOLLYWOOD...
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan Wida and her family fled to Pakistan when the Soviet Army invaded in the mid 1970’s and immigrated to America in 1981. Having been raised in a conservative household, Wida kept her dreams of acting to herself, but quietly took several drama classes in high school and college.
After graduating from college with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science, she pursued a career in broadcast news, but later decided to work in the field of public relations. For many years, because of her conservative nurturing, she was not able to pursue her dreams of being an actress, to really achieve the “American Dream,” until 2018.
Since then, Wida has fully dived into acting by taking classes with Robert D’Avanzo, Leslie Kahn, Amy Lyndon, Mark Daugherty and improv at The Groundlings. She has started adding to her credits, including a costar role on CBS’s NCIS; a role on the pilot episode of ABC’s reboot of “LA Law;” a guest starring role on Fox’s Game of Talents; and the lead role in the film “Before Dawn, Kabul Time,” which was produced by Lena Waithe and qualified for Best Live Action Short for the 95th Academy Awards. The film screened at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and across select theatres nationwide
Written by: Citizen Skull