Vida Ghaffari has been active on the Tinsel town scene as an award-winning actress, voice over artist and fashion blogger. This comedic powerhouse landed a great co-starring role in Mindy Kaling’s humorous and much buzzed about show The Mindy Project. She has also starred in Comedy Central’s Mind of Mencia.
These projects cap off a number of successes for the versatile starlet. She will soon be shooting a supporting role in multi award-winning filmmaker Gregory Hatanaka’s Darling Nikki alongside James Duval (Independence Day, Donnie Darko), Kristine DeBell (Hunter: Future Cop, Meatballs), Mel Novak (Bruce Lee’s Game of Death, Black Belt Jones) and actor/director Thomas J. Churchill (Checkpoint, Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead). She will also star in two films directed by Churchill and a western.
She will also star in two horror films titled Pond Scum and Circus of Dread starring Bill Oberst Jr. (Criminal Minds, Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies) that will be shot with legendary Australian filmmaker Mark Savage of Savage Cinema. Ghaffari has also shined in a fun character role in the indie horror film Natural Born Filmmaker alongside Domiziano Arcangeli.
A natural comedic talent, Vida has also done voiceover work for Fidelity Investments and many other commercial products and she recently voiced a couple of roles in an animated film Lovesick Fool for Dominic Polcino, who is an Emmy-nominated director of the Simpsons, Family Guy, and King of the Hill. This film just screened at the popular Hollyshorts Film Festival at the Chinese Theatre, Burbank International Film Festival and countless other festivals. Lovesick Fool is quite the film festival darling, having won first place at the prestigious Topanga Film Festival, the LA Art house Film Festival and the Atlanta Underground Film Festival.
As an award-winning journalist and blogger, she has also worked as a red carpet correspondent and has interviewed many celebs ranging from Oscar nominees and winners to Grammy winners. Vida recently received commendations from the City of Los Angeles and the West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for her journalism and acting endeavors as well as an Entrepreneur Award from the World Networks, a Media Excellence Award from the Los Angeles Nollywood Film Association and a Media Appreciation Award. She has won journalism and research grants from the National Journalism Center, The Woodrow Wilson Center, and the US Institute of Peace. Vida got her start in fashion journalism covering the retail beat for the Dow Jones Newswire.
Ever the fashionista, Vida recently graced the cover of noted fashion magazine FVM Global Magazine twice as well as Shine On Hollywood Magazine and 1st Class Magazine and was quoted about her knowledge of red carpet fashion for the Oscars by US News and World Report. Vida also hosts many charity events as well as womens’ groups and conferences and most recently, she was the main stage MC for the inaugural Wonder Women Tech conference.
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