Aasif Mandvi is well known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-winning show, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART. Most recently, Aasif wrote, produced, and starred in the HBO series, THE BRINK, co-starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins.
Other recent television appearances include CBS’s PERSON OF INTEREST and MADAM SECRETARY.
Mandvi recently starred opposite Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, and Julia Roberts in MOTHER’S DAY, directed by Garry Marshall.
November also marked the release of his memoir, NO LAND’S MAN, a collection of humorous and personal stories published by Chronicle Books.
Mandvi co-created and starred in the Peabody Award winning web-series, HALAL IN THE FAMILY, which addressed anti-muslim bigotry through humour and received a staggering 577 media impressions worldwide.
Mandvi also received rave reviews for originating the role of ‘Amir Kapoor’ in the world premiere of Ayad Aktahr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, DISGRACED, at Lincoln Center. He was the recipient of the 1999 OBIE award for SAKINA’S RESTAURANT, a play he wrote and starred in. Other stage credits include the Broadway revival of OKLAHOMA and SUBURBIA.
In film, Aasif’s recent work includes, MILLION DOLLAR ARM with Jon Hamm, THE INTERNSHIP, starring alongside Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, MOVIE 43, THE DICTATOR with Sacha Baron Cohen, DARK HORSE for Todd Solondz, RUBY SPARKS, (from the creators of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE), GODS BEHAVING BADLY, and PREMIUM RUSH. He also co-wrote and starred in TODAY’S SPECIAL, which premiered at the London Film Festival. Additional film credits include leads in THE LAST AIRBENDER and THE MYSTIC MASSEUR, and supporting roles in IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, THE PROPOSAL, GHOST TOWN, MUSIC AND LYRICS, SPIDER-MAN 2, FREEDOMLAND, ANALYZE THIS, MARGIN CALL, and THE SIEGE.
Little Known Fact: He became an overnight success after 20 years, when he became the Middle Eastern correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.