|Birth Place:||Goshen, New York, United States|
|Full Name:||Susan Roya Pourfar|
|First appearance:||"Beltway Unbuckled"|
|Last appearance:||"A Traitor Among Us"|
Susan Roya Pourfar is an actress born in Goshen, New York to Mohamad Pourfar and Jane Benson Pourfar. Her father Mohamad is from Tehran, Iran and her mother is from Brooklyn, NY.
Susan is married to social activist, educator and writer Brian Jones. Susan and Brian are frequent collaborators in staged readings of Voices of a Peoples History of the United States.
After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University, Susan began her career in NYC, gathering substantial stage credits.
In 2012, Susan was awarded the Obie Award, the Clarence Derwent Award from Actors Equity and a Theater World Award, all for her portrayal of Sylvia in the Off-Broadway production of "Tribes," by British playwright Nina Raine, directed by David Cromer. Susan has worked with the writer-directors Kenneth Lonergan, Woody Allen, Ethan Coen, and Antonio Campos. Her brother, Michael Pourfar, is a neurologist in New York.
Nominations & Awards
- Won the 2012 Obie Award for her performance in Tribes
- Won the Dorothy London Award for her performance in Tribes at the 2012 Theatre World Awards
- Won the 2012 Clarence Derwent Award