Payman Maadi is an Iranian-American actor. He started his film career as a writer. In 2009, he made his acting debut in the Iranian film About Elly. He next starred in another Iranian movie, A Separation, gaining him notice. Later in 2014, the actor made his Hollywood debut in the film Camp X-Ray. This was followed by a performance in the movie Last Knights co-starring Morgan Freeman. After acting in the film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, he appeared in the HBO miniseries The Night Of. He recently played a supporting role in the Hollywood feature Six Underground.