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Sheila-Joon Azim's friends call her Joon; which translates to "essence of" or "dear" in Farsi.
Sheila-Joon is a queer identifying half Iranian, half Swedish Seattle native, who believes in radical self-expression, comedy and brutal truth as a means of healing and transformation.
Known for range... she's performed in over 40 online plays and film readings since March of 2020 and was recently booked for a promo on HBO improvising opposite Sports journalist Bomani Jones.
She was seen in Riptide by Alisa Zhulina, directed by Mary Hodges (Broadway's Slave Play, A.D) in New Perspectives Theatre Company's Women's Work Festival, Off-Broadway at The Duke Theatre in Daniel Curzon's The Blasphemer directed by Pat Golden and The Metropolitan Playhouse's East Village Chronicles, directed by Michael Hardart playing Janis Joplin. Named a 2015 Mary Louise Rockwell Scholar with Primary Stages/ESPA, other credits include work with Primary Stages/59E.59, The Cherry Lane Theatre, Amoralists/Rattlestick, New York Fringe, The National Arts Club, The Lark, Red Fern Theatre Co., Rabbit Hole Ensemble, The Shaw Project, Judith Shakespeare Company, Lunar Energy Productions, Theater 2020, Theatreworks USA, etc.
Regionally, she has worked with The McCarter Theatre, George St. Playhouse and The Annex Theatre.
Select films include award winning Le Crueset by Don Downie, The Two by Jairo Garcia, 3 people you've never heard of by Dave Rosfeld, Chanticleer and Poker Face by Becky Lane, and multi-award winning film Plan B (click to watch full film!) by Sarah-Rose Meredith.
Joon is a jazz and blues singer appearing regularly at Burning Man inspired parties and a registered Yoga teacher having completed her 200 hour training at One Yoga (RYS200), in Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2019.
Proud AEA, SAG and AFTRA member.
Link to IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3574838/
Link to Actors Access Profile: resumes.actorsaccess.com/sheilajoonazim
Click Below to Watch Director Lee Manansala's "The Cigarette of the Strongman" featuring Margaret Singer and Sheila Joon