A native Iranian, Shayan was raised in South Carolina since the early age of ten. Growing up in South Carolina, he experienced an adventurous transition adjusting to a new culture and way of life. He found his passion in acting towards the latter years of high school and went on to pursue a career in acting. A graduate of the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Acting Apprenticeship, Shayan quickly found his network of like minded artists in New York City, where he resides today. As a professional actor he has appeared in Madam Secretary, Elementary, Unforgettable, Jessica Jones & Veep. His original sketches which he co-wrote and starred in, have also been featured on Funny or Die!