OMID ABTAHI was born in Tehran, Iran. He lived there until the age of five before moving with his family to Paris, France. Shortly after he moved to the United States and eventually settled in Irvine, California.
Omid started off his career working as a series regular on FX’s Over There. His list of television credits have grown to include regular and recurring roles on Showtime’s Emmy winning Homeland, TNT’s Legends, A&E’s Those Who Kill, ABC’s Last Resort, CBS’s NCIS, FOX’s 24, NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy, and Showtime’s Sleeper Cell.
Omid’s venture into the world of film has been equally impressive having just completed the fourth installment of The Hunger Games directed by Francis Lawrence and opposite Jennifer Lawrence. He has also made notable appearances in the 2012 Oscar Award winning film Argo directed by Ben Affleck, Brothers directed by Jim Sheridan opposite Tobey Maguire, The Boys of Abu Ghraib directed by Luke Moran, and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh direct by Rawson M. Thurber opposite Sienna Miller.