Nilufar Zaifi (she/her) ​is an Iranian-American actor and theatre artist from Fayetteville, Arkansas. After completing her BA in Drama from the University of Arkansas, she hopped the pond over to England where she is currently finishing her MFA in Acting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She is passionate about diverse stories that engage and challenge today’s audiences, with a particular interest in exploring how classical training can be used to interact with the evolving demands of modern theatre, as artists push for more equity and inclusion in our stories. 

Nilufar is a member of Lading Leadies, a Midlands (UK) based collective of diverse actors collaborating through regular organized meetings, workshops, play-readings, and an annual industry showcase. 

Outside of her love for the performing arts, Nilufar is a portrait photographer, cat mom, and language enthusiast.

Keep up with her on Instagram at @nilufarzaifi or at @zaificreative for her photography work.