|Alma mater||Arkansas State University,|
University of Missouri at Kansas City
He was born on July 30, 1969 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada to Afghan parents. Keshawarz grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas and attended Jonesboro High School. He attended Arkansas State University, and Rutgers University where he earned his bachelor degree, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he received his master's degree. He also studied acting under Herbert Berghof.
Since 1987, Keshawarz has appeared in numerous television roles, most notably in a recurring role in 2003 as Yusuf Auda on the television series 24 as well as a recurring role in the HBO series The Sopranos. He has also made guest appearances on Law & Order, Lost, Sex and the City, Hack, Blue Bloods, and Homeland.
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- Davis, Diana (May 8, 2015). "Star of ABC's "Forever" and Jonesboro High School graduate gives first scholarships in memory of his sister". KAIT 8 news. Retrieved 2021-05-12.