Negin Farsad is an Iranian-American comedian, actress, writer and filmmaker based in New York City. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, she was raised in the Southern California resort community of Palm Springs. With aspirations for a career in politics, she attended Cornell University in upstate New York and majored in government, as well as theater arts. It was at Cornell that she joined a sketch comedy group and quickly realized her passion for writing and performing. Upon graduating, she moved to New York City to attend Columbia University (obtaining two mastera__s degrees; the first in race relations, the second from Columbiaa__s School of International and Public Affairs with an emphasis on urban management). She began working for New York City as a senior policy advisor.
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