Olivia Khoshatefeh who was born on September 13, 1991, is a 30-year-old American actress and writer. She is best known for her starring role as Dr. Liv Ichball in the television series Love in New York.
She has appeared on several films such as Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt portraying Paige, BlindSpot playing Shelly and Inventing Anna where she played the role of Fatima Shadid.
Full name: Olivia Khoshatefeh
Date of birth: September 13, 1991 (age- 30)
Place of birth: Mansfield town, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Ethnicities: Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Middle Eastern, White / European Descent [ ¹]
Occupation: Actress, Writer
TV Shows: Love in New York, New Amsterdam, BlindSpot
Movies: The Wig People
Years active: 2014 to present
Parents: Phyllis (mother)
Early age and childhood of Olivia Khoshatefeh: where and when was Olivia born?
Olivia Khoshatefeh was born on September 13, 1991 in Mansfield town in Bristol County, Massachusetts in the United States of America. She grew up in Mansfield where she roamed the woods with friends and went on long bike rides. Olivia used to establish a makeshift stage in her basement and perform for family and friends when she was a little girl. She used to be a Spice Girl.
“Everyone who came over had to sit down and watch me,” said Khoshatefeh. “I even served popcorn.”
Perfoming for her family and friends in her childhood years was her first stage roles. When she was in her ninth grade she had to decide between ceramics or acting as a high school elective. So she chose acting after her mother, Phyllis, suggested her to choose acting as she had seen her love for acting.
As a result, she performed in high school performances as well as plays at the Mansfield Music & Arts Society, where her portrayal of Antigone in the tragedy “Antigone” sparked not just a love for acting, but a passion for it.
Education: Where did Olivia obtained her education?
After high school, Olivia enrolled at University of Rhode Island (URI) where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Acting. Then she was offered a scholarship to do a three-year Master’s In Fine Arts program at the prestigious Brown University/Trinity Repertory Consortium. [ ²]
Acting career of Olivia Khoshatefeh
Theatre work for Olivia
Olivia sharpened her acting skills in theatre while studying at URI. She had memorable roles at URI university theatres such as playing Dorine in “Tartuffe,” a French farce. It was a challenging play for Olivia but was worthy of experience. Her most challenging role in theatre was the role of Ariel in “Pillowman” where she portrayed a role which was originally written for a male figure.
In 2012 she participated in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition at the American College Theatre Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Then late she advanced to the final round of 16 in the competition.
Film and television work by Olivia Khoshatefeh
Olivia Khoshatefeh made her acting debut in 2014 when she starred in The Wig People, a film about a mysterious Prophet who travels to Earth in order to create a new race of Wig People who will judge all mankind. The Prophet, played by John Rely, abducts four people representing greed, waste, hatred and apathy. In the film Olivia was representing Apathy among the four people abducted by the mysterious prophet.
In 2017 she landed her second role in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt of playing as Paige. The film was about a woman who is rescued from a doomsday cult and starts life over again in New York City. The very same year she appeared on a television series, Mr Robot, which was starred by Rami Malek as Eliot Alderson and Christian Slater as Mr Robot.
In 2018 she played the role of Shelly in BlindSpot, a film about woman with no memories of her past (Jane Doe), is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI. From 2018 to 2019 she starred in Love In NY as Dr. Liv Ichball alongside Nick Mecikalski and Francesco Leone.
Her other 2018 television serials and films include Crashing, playing the role of Dr. Yasmin on New Amsterdam from 2018 until 2022. In 2021 she played as a young woman on Dickinson, an American television series. Then in 2022 she landed a role of playing Fatima Shadid in Inventing Anna alongside Kyle Beltran, a film about journalist with a lot to prove who investigates the case of Anna Delvey, the Instagram-legendary German heiress who stole the hearts of New York’s social scene – and stole their money as well. [ ³]
Year – Film – Character
2014 – The Wig People- Apathy
2017 – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Paige
2017 – Mr Robot – Young Woman
2018 – New Amsterdam- Dr Yasmin T
2k18 – Blindspot – Shelly
2018 – Crashing- Bachelorette
2018 – Love in NY – Liv Ichball
2021 – Dickinson – Young Woman
2022- Inventing Anna- Fatima Shadid
Olivia commenting on creativity in a YouTube video posted by Brown University during her third year at the University.