Nahreen Tarzi is a writer, director, comedian, and a big advocate of diversity in Hollywood. She served as the Head Writer for the 2018 CBS Diversity Showcase, featured on Deadline.com, and was also the Head Writer at Frederator Networks - an MCN with over 3 million subscribers - from 2016 to 2018. Nahreen is currently an in-house Writer at Moonbug Entertainment, a children's MCN with over 30 million subscribers and content on Netflix.
She was a semi-finalist for the 2018 Disney-ABC Writing Program, was 1 in 5 Comedy Finalists with JuntoBox Films in 2013 for FOREIGN AMERICA, and won "Best Director" for the Crazy Woke Asians festival in 2019. Nahreen also won Shakespeare at Play’s Screenwriting Contest in 2004.
LA Weekly chose M.E. So Funny – a 2-woman sketch show poking fun at Middle-Eastern culture that Nahreen wrote and directed – for their pick-of-the-week in August 2015. The show was also booked at UC Riverside, and received a great review from their newspaper.
Nahreen was born in Toronto, Canada, but grew up in Burbank, California. She is of full Syrian descent, her parents having been born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. Nahreen is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory, has also studied at The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade, and has performed stand-up for over 10 years.
Nahreen has production experience working for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and many more.
Nahreen has a B.A. in both English (Creative Writing) and Spanish from Loyola Marymount University, with minors in Screenwriting and Journalism.
Nahreen has been writing since she was 8 years old. Her first book, The Man Who Ate the Dinosaur, was a hit with her second grade class. She has since written countless short stories, poems, plays, songs, articles, sketches, jokes, film scripts, and TV scripts.
Nahreen enjoys cheeseburgers, books, and gangster rap. She dislikes pansies, flaky people, and onions.