Wonder Woman is my spirit guide and boxing gloves are my favorite accessories
FROM AFGHANISTAN TO HOLLYWOOD...
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wida and her family fled to Pakistan when the Soviet Army invaded. They immigrated to America in 1981. Although she was only a toddler when escaping her homeland, she remembers the traumatic journey vividly. The bombs, the gun fire, the sights and sounds of war are hard to forget. Her family came to America, not only to find a safe haven, but also in the hopes of achieving the “American Dream.”
Wida was raised in a very conservative home in Alexandria VA. She 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,” that is until 2016.
Since then, Wida has fully dived into acting by taking classes with Robert D’Avanzo, Amy Lyndon, Mark Daugherty and improv at The Groundlings. She has started adding to her credits; including, a Lifetime Network (MOW), a feature film, an Olympus Film Festival Award winning indie film, several short films and over a dozen commercials.
Check out the spotlight article about me in Voyage LA Magazine.
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