Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian-American writer-performer best known for her work on five seasons of Saturday Night Live. Nasim recently starred on Fox’s Scream Queens and she will next be seen as the star and writer of Fox’s Chad: An American Boy. She will star as a 14-year-old boy in the throes of adolescence who is tasked with being the man of the house, which leaves him with all the responsibilities of being an adult without any of the perks.
Pedrad joined the cast of SNL in the 2009-10 season from The Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles, where she trained and performed in the Sunday Company. She also performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles, where she debuted her one-woman show “Me, Myself and Iran” which garnered much attention. Other recent credits include FOX’s Mulaney, New Girl, and voice work in The Lorax and Despicable Me.
"Nasim was GREAT! We filled almost the full theater spaces and everyone I've spoken to had a great time hearing her. They said she was on point and really funny. The student coordinator for the event absolutely loved working with Nasim. It sounds like she was warm and easy to work with all around. Thank you so much for helping us book her this year!"- Duke University