- Her mother and father emigrated to the United States from Iran.
- Created, directed and starred in a theatrical interpretation of J.D. Salinger's Franny and Zooey in 2008 called Portrait of the Architect in Ruins.
- Helped create Sneaky Nietzche, a 40-person steampunk-themed musical performance in 2010.
- Made her Broadway debut in Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.
- Performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Frank Zappa's 200 Motels in 2013.