Portrait of Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan

Iranian-American filmmaker Desiree Akhavan is the writer/director/star of Appropriate Behavior, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

She is also the co-creator and star of the award-winning web series The Slope, a comedy that follows a pair of superficial, homophobic lesbians in love.

Desiree was featured as one of Filmmaker magazine’s ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film’ and will appear on the next season of Girls. She has a BA from Smith College and an MFA from NYU’s Grad Film Program.