Niloufar Talebi is a writer, award-winning translator, and theater artist. She was born in London to Iranian parents. Her work has been presented by, or performed at, Carnegie Hall, Cal Performances, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, American Lyric Theater, Hammer Museum, LACMA, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Riverside Theater, and Royce Hall, among others. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine and an MFA from Bennington College. She studied Performance Art at UCI and Method Acting at Shelton Studios.