Ali Reza Farahnakian stars in "Delocated" on Adult Swim.

Ali Farahnakian studied extensively with Charna Halpern and Del Close in the 1990s at the ImprovOlympic and was a founding member of the Upright Citizens Brigade, with whom he helped to create the critically acclaimed show "Virtual Reality." At The Second City, he was part of the Jeff-nominated show "The Revelation Will Not Be Televised" (directed by Jeff Richmond), for which he also received a Jeff nomination for Best Actor in a Revue. His one-man show "Word of Mouth" was an official selection to the US Comedy Arts Festival 2001 in Aspen, Colorado.

Farahnakian was a writer on "Saturday Night Live" during its 25th anniversary season and received a Writers Guild Award nomination. He was in Tony Kushner's "Homebody/Kabul," directed by Frank Galati, at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago and BAM Harvey Theater. Ali's television credits include "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "All My Children," "Third Watch," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "30 Rock" and numerous national commercials. He has been in numerous films, many of which have gone to Sundance.

He is the owner of The Peoples Improv Theater and Simple Studios. He is also a performer at the Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT).


Full Name / Real Name: Ali Reza Farahnakian
Wife: Beth Saunders (9/11/2004)

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