Who is Desiree Akhavan? The Bisexual star playing Leila and The Miseduction of Cameron Post director

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DESIREE Akhavan has seen her star soar over the last few years.

But what is her background? And when can you watch her in new show The Bisexual? Here’s what we know…

Desiree Akhavan is an American actress
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Who is Desiree Akhavan? What is her background.

Desiree is an Iranian-American film director, producer, screenwriter and actress.

Both of her parents immigrated to the US following the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

As a child, she lived in New Jersey before her family moved to Rockland, New York.

Desiree studied Film and Theatre at Smith College, a women’s college in Massachusetts.

After graduating in 2007, she studied film directing as a graduate student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

She starred in Girls alongside Lena Dunham
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What has Desiree starred in?

Desiree is best known for her 2014 film debut, Appropriate Behaviour.

She is also well known for her 2018 film The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

In 2015 she starred in three episodes of hit show Girls.

She is back on the box playing playing Leila in The Bisexual.

Desiree is back on TV in The Bisexual
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When can you watch Desiree in The Bisexual?

The Bisexual starts on Channel 4 TONIGHT (Wednesday, October 10) at 10 pm.

Those that miss an episode can go to All4 and catch up after they’ve finished airing on TV.

It will consist of 6 episodes, all of which will air at the same time on Wednesdays.

The series is all about the taboos around bisexuality and the stigmas that come with it.

 

 

 

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