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Name: Sherayé Esfandyari
Occupation: Actress, director, musician
Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 38

Sherayé was born in Iran, but she came to Sweden with her parents when she was three years old. When she was four years old, she started ballet dancing, and entered the children's theatre "Vår teater" when she was seven.

She studied music in high school, and after that she moved to California, and began to devote herself to theatre. In Santa Monica she put up a play about women's situation in Afghanistan.

After returning to Sweden she began working as a director's assistant at Elverket in Stockholm. In 2005 she was cast in Tawfiq al Hakim's "The sultan's dilemma" at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, and at Stockholm City Theatre she had a role in John Millington Synge's "The playboy of the western world". Click Theatre for more roles on the stage.

Sherayé has starred in the TV series "Leende guldbruna ögon" (Golden Brown Eyes) and "Kungamordet" (The Regicide).
A funny thing about "Golden Brown Eyes" is that a couple of months after the series had been aired, Sherayé went to a karaoke bar in Rågsved (near Stockholm), and she sang the song "Leende guldbruna ögon", and everybody stood up and did couple dancing to the song. A nice memorable moment for her! Click TV for more roles in television.

Sherayé has taken a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at Stockholm University of Drama, on "The Autonomous Actor" program.

She is also a musician, singer and composer, and in April 2007 she released the single "Lalalaley" on Mondo Nuevo Records.

News flash! Sherayé will be the choreographer, and virtually the director as well, in a dance production of "Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory" at Santa Monica College. Rehearsals begin on Thursday June 13th.


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