Returning for her fifth season on the "SNL" stage, Nasim Pedrad has put a unique stamp on the show with her exceptional impressions including Kim Kardashian, Barbara Walters and Arianna Huffington. Her characters range from the quirky, parent-loving Bedelia to underground rocker Lil Blaster.
Pedrad joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" in the 2009-10 season from The Groundlings Theatre in Los Angeles, where she trained and performed in the Sunday Company. She also performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Her one-woman show "Me, Myself and Iran" debuted at UCB and was selected for the 2007 HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.
Pedrad also voices several characters in the Hulu original series "The Awesomes," created by fellow "SNL" cast member Seth Meyers.
Originally from Tehran, Iran, Pedrad was raised in Irvine, California and received her degree from UCLA's School of Theater.
Pedrad currently resides in New York City. Her birthday is November 18.