Donnie Keshawarz

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Donnie Keshawarz
Born (1969-07-30) 30 July 1969 (age 51)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Alma materArkansas State University,
Rutgers University,
University of Missouri at Kansas City
Years active1987–present
Spouse(s)divorced 2019

Donnie Keshawarz (born July 30, 1969)[1][2] is a Canadian-born American stage, film and television actor.[3]


He was born on July 30, 1969 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada[4] to Afghan parents. Keshawarz grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas and attended Jonesboro High School.[5] 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.[1] He also studied acting under Herbert Berghof.[1]

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.

Keshawarz also starred in the ABC television series Forever and in 2013 he made a brief appearance in The Wolf of Wall Street.

He has also appeared in several films, including Loving Leah (2009), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Experimenter (2015) and Ad Astra (2019).


  1. ^ a b c "Keshawarz, Donnie 1969–". Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  2. ^ Riggs, Thomas (May 2007). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Cengage Gale. p. 430. ISBN 978-0-7876-9048-9.
  3. ^ "Donnie R. Keshawarz". Playbill. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  4. ^ "Donnie Keshawarz". Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  5. ^ 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.

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