ALY MAWJI

sag-aftra | actor’s equity

“Painfully shy as a kid, I finally found my voice in an improv class at 13.”

“I was unhappy and felt empty…I decided ‘No regrets’ would be my motto in life. I packed what I could into a hockey bag and moved to NYC.”

“I somehow convinced my wife that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro…would be a romantic getaway.”

My ethnicity is Indian.
My family’s from East Africa.
I was born in Iowa.
Raised in Canada, fluent in French.
Yeah, I know — crazy. I’m a true Global Citizen.

It’s given me an ear for languages, a love for travel and culture, and a unique perspective on what “belonging” really means.

Painfully shy as a kid, I finally found my voice in an improv class at 13. It was my calling. And in high school, I got a chance to live my dream as a lead in the Fox Television pilot Changes (a 90210 for junior high kids).

I didn’t have the confidence or support from my parents to pursue my dreams, so I took a little detour and studied Computer Engineering in college (who you calling a stereotype??).

During my studies, I started a weekly party at a rundown motel, introducing Hip-Hop and Dancehall Reggae to the sleepy college town (ironically named Kingston). But I regretted not honoring my calling; I was unhappy and felt empty.

After graduating, I decided “No regrets” would be my motto in life. I packed what I could into a hockey bag (a lot, surprisingly) and moved to NYC. One of my first roles there was in the Fringe Festival, winning the Audience Favorite Award and a full production at Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side.

More roles in productions and readings followed at The Cherry Lane Theatre, Theater for the New City, Target Margin, The Lark, and Ma-Yi.

To further my craft, I chose CalArts to pursue my MFA in Acting. A multi-disciplinary arts school, I was seduced by the opportunities for cross-pollination.

Some of my favorite roles since graduating are Suresh in the West Coast Premiere of Rajiv Joseph‘s Animals Out of Paper at the SF Playhouse (Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy nomination), and VP in Kris Diaz‘s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at the Dallas Theatre Center.

Based in Los Angeles, I’m most recognized for my role on HBO’s Silicon Valley (seasons 1-3), helmed by Mike Judge and Alec Berg. I’ve done readings with the Sundance Institute, The Pasadena Playhouse, EST, and am a member of Circle X Theatre Company.

Off screen, I’ve been involved with non-profits Unusual Suspects, BookPALS, and Young Storytellers. I’m a nationally certified personal trainer and enjoy making music, writing, painting and traveling. In 2005, I traveled to Thailand with an NGO to help rebuild a small town called Khao Lak after the Tsunami. I made my first trip to India (the Motherland!) in 2009. But the trip I’m most proud of is my honeymoon to Tanzania; I somehow convinced my wife that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (elev. 19,341′) would be a romantic getaway. We successfully summited (ahem!), are happily married, and now have a little boy.

If you have a project you’d like me to be a part of, contact me.

Television

CHANGES (pilot) series regular FOX / John Binkley
SILICON VALLEY (seasons 1-3) recurring guest star HBO / Mike Judge, Alec Berg
WILL & GRACE guest star NBC / James Burrows
9-1-1 guest star FOX / Bradley Buecker
PARKS AND RECREATION recurring NBC / Jay Karas
LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE recurring guest star MTV / Linda Wallem, Daniella Eisman
CASTLE guest star ABC / Bill Roe
RIZZOLI & ISLES guest star TNT / Steve Robin
GREY’S ANATOMY co-star ABC / Rob Corn

Film

THE DEVIL HAS A NAME supporting StoryBoard Media / Edward James Olmos
LIZA KOSHY HOLIDAY SPECIAL lead YouTube Red / Pete Marquis & Jamie McCelland
CHiPs supporting Warner Bros. Pictures / Dax Shepard
REVERSION* supporting Girls with Glasses Prods / Mia Trachinger
WORKER DRONE supporting ITVS (PBS) / Sharat Raju
FALLING OVERNIGHT supporting DPO Productions / Conrad Jackson
GROWTH supporting New Artists Alliance / Gabriel Cowan
COLORFORMS** supporting Warner Home Video / Eva Saks
* Sundance Film Festival, official selection
** Tribeca Film Festival, official selection

Voiceover

SHARKDOG Royce (recurring) Nickelodeon / Netflix
LIFE AFTER BOB (pilot) Orlando / Alan (lead) Ian Cheng
PINKY MALINKY Sam (principal) Netflix
ABC MOUSE Jayesh (guest star) ABC Mouse

Theatre

ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY V.P. Dallas Theater Center / Jaime Castañeda
ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER* Suresh SF Playhouse (San Fran) / Amy Glazer
BACK OF THE THROAT Asfoor Pasadena Playhouse / Damaso Rodriguez
HOMELAND SECURITY Raj InterAct Theatre Co., PA / Seth Rozin
¡BOCON! Kiki/Calavera Henry Street Settlement, NYC / David Anzuelo
DEAD END** Spit Henry Street Settlement, NYC / David Gaard
THE WATCHERS Raphaim CalArts (staged reading) / Bart DeLorenzo
LEAR’S WILD ROSE Miner CalArts (staged reading) / Matthew McCray
TAMBURLAINE Theridamas Target Margin Theatre, NYC / Yuri Skujins
* Best Comedic Performance (Supporting) nomination, San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle
** Winner of Audience Favorite Award, New York International Fringe Festival

Training

Studio Class (Ongoing) Stan Kirsch / Colleen Foy
Studio Class Jonathan Slavin / Michael Adams
Studio Class Billy O’Leary
CalArts, MFA in Acting
Acting Craig Belknap / Marissa Chibas / Mirjana Jokovic / Lewis Palter / Travis Preston / Elaine Tse
Voice Fran Bennett / Irene Connors
Speech Denise Woods / Dwight Bacquie
Stage Combat Jan Bryant / Dan Speaker
Private Coaching Julie Boyd, NYC
Scene Study Darci Picoult / Louis Scheeder, NYC
The Mask & The Clown Christopher Bayes, NYC

Special Skills

Fluent in French
Dialects: Indian, Middle-Eastern
Certified Personal Trainer, Football, Rugby, Soccer, Track, Cross-Country Running, Ice Skating, Rollerblading, Stage Combat, Piano, Driving (standard and automatic), Dual Citizen (USA/Canada)

Manager

GS Entertainment
323.860.0270

Theatrical

SDB Partners
310.785.0060

Commercial

Osbrink Agency
818.760.2488

Voiceover

A3 Artists Agency
310.728.1081

Print

O Models Agency
323.612.7790

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ALY MAWJI

sag-aftra | actor’s equity

My ethnicity is Indian.
My family’s from East Africa.
I was born in Iowa.
Raised in Canada, fluent in French.
Yeah, I know — crazy. I’m a true Global Citizen.

It’s given me an ear for languages, a love for travel and culture, and a unique perspective on what “belonging” really means.

Painfully shy as a kid, I finally found my voice in an improv class at 13. It was my calling. And in high school, I got a chance to live my dream as a lead in the Fox Television pilot Changes (a 90210 for junior high kids).

I didn’t have the confidence or support from my parents to pursue my dreams, so I took a little detour and studied Computer Engineering in college (who you calling a stereotype??).

“Painfully shy as a kid, I finally found my voice in an improv class at 13.”

During my studies, I started a weekly party at a rundown motel, introducing Hip-Hop and Dancehall Reggae to the sleepy college town (ironically named Kingston). But I regretted not honoring my calling; I was unhappy and felt empty.

After graduating, I decided “No regrets” would be my motto in life. I packed what I could into a hockey bag (a lot, surprisingly) and moved to NYC. One of my first roles there was in the Fringe Festival, winning the Audience Favorite Award and a full production at Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side.

More roles in productions and readings followed at The Cherry Lane Theatre, Theater for the New City, Target Margin, The Lark, and Ma-Yi.

To further my craft, I chose CalArts to pursue my MFA in Acting. A multi-disciplinary arts school, I was seduced by the opportunities for cross-pollination.

Some of my favorite roles since graduating are Suresh in the West Coast Premiere of Rajiv Joseph‘s Animals Out of Paper at the SF Playhouse (Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy nomination), and VP in Kris Diaz‘s The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at the Dallas Theatre Center.

“I was unhappy and felt empty…I decided ‘No regrets’ would be my motto in life. I packed what I could into a hockey bag and moved to NYC.”

Based in Los Angeles, I’m most recognized for my role on HBO’s Silicon Valley (seasons 1-3), helmed by Mike Judge and Alec Berg. I’ve done readings with the Sundance Institute, The Pasadena Playhouse, EST, and am a member of Circle X Theatre Company.

Off screen, I’ve been involved with non-profits Unusual Suspects, BookPALS, and Young Storytellers. I’m a nationally certified personal trainer and enjoy making music, writing, painting and traveling. In 2005, I traveled to Thailand with an NGO to help rebuild a small town called Khao Lak after the Tsunami. I made my first trip to India (the Motherland!) in 2009. But the trip I’m most proud of is my honeymoon to Tanzania; I somehow convinced my wife that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (elev. 19,341′) would be a romantic getaway. We successfully summited (ahem!), are happily married, and now have a little boy.

If you have a project you’d like me to be a part of, contact me.

“I somehow convinced my wife that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro…would be a romantic getaway.”

Television

CHANGES (pilot) series regular FOX / John Binkley
SILICON VALLEY (seasons 1-3) recurring guest star HBO / Mike Judge, Alec Berg
WILL & GRACE guest star NBC / James Burrows
9-1-1 guest star FOX / Bradley Buecker
PARKS AND RECREATION recurring NBC / Jay Karas
LOOSELY EXACTLY NICOLE recurring guest star MTV / Linda Wallem, Daniella Eisman
CASTLE guest star ABC / Bill Roe
RIZZOLI & ISLES guest star TNT / Steve Robin
GREY’S ANATOMY co-star ABC / Rob Corn

Film

THE DEVIL HAS A NAME supporting StoryBoard Media / Edward James Olmos
LIZA KOSHY HOLIDAY SPECIAL lead YouTube Red / Pete Marquis & Jamie McCelland
CHiPs supporting Warner Bros. Pictures / Dax Shepard
REVERSION* supporting Girls with Glasses Prods / Mia Trachinger
WORKER DRONE supporting ITVS (PBS) / Sharat Raju
FALLING OVERNIGHT supporting DPO Productions / Conrad Jackson
GROWTH supporting New Artists Alliance / Gabriel Cowan
COLORFORMS** supporting Warner Home Video / Eva Saks
* Sundance Film Festival, official selection
** Tribeca Film Festival, official selection

Voiceover

SHARKDOG Royce (recurring) Nickelodeon / Netflix
LIFE AFTER BOB (pilot) Orlando / Alan (lead) Ian Cheng
PINKY MALINKY Sam (principal) Netflix
ABC MOUSE Jayesh (guest star) ABC Mouse

Theatre

ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY V.P. Dallas Theater Center / Jaime Castañeda
ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER* Suresh SF Playhouse (San Fran) / Amy Glazer
BACK OF THE THROAT Asfoor Pasadena Playhouse / Damaso Rodriguez
HOMELAND SECURITY Raj InterAct Theatre Co., PA / Seth Rozin
¡BOCON! Kiki/Calavera Henry Street Settlement, NYC / David Anzuelo
DEAD END** Spit Henry Street Settlement, NYC / David Gaard
THE WATCHERS Raphaim CalArts (staged reading) / Bart DeLorenzo
LEAR’S WILD ROSE Miner CalArts (staged reading) / Matthew McCray
TAMBURLAINE Theridamas Target Margin Theatre, NYC / Yuri Skujins
* Best Comedic Performance (Supporting) nomination, San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle
** Winner of Audience Favorite Award, New York International Fringe Festival

Training

Studio Class (Ongoing) Stan Kirsch / Colleen Foy
Studio Class Jonathan Slavin / Michael Adams
Studio Class Billy O’Leary
CalArts, MFA in Acting
Acting Craig Belknap / Marissa Chibas / Mirjana Jokovic / Lewis Palter / Travis Preston / Elaine Tse
Voice Fran Bennett / Irene Connors
Speech Denise Woods / Dwight Bacquie
Stage Combat Jan Bryant / Dan Speaker
Private Coaching Julie Boyd, NYC
Scene Study Darci Picoult / Louis Scheeder, NYC
The Mask & The Clown Christopher Bayes, NYC

Special Skills

Fluent in French
Dialects: Indian, Middle-Eastern
Certified Personal Trainer, Football, Rugby, Soccer, Track, Cross-Country Running, Ice Skating, Rollerblading, Stage Combat, Piano, Driving (standard and automatic), Dual Citizen (USA/Canada)

Manager

GS Entertainment
323.860.0270

Theatrical

SDB Partners
310.785.0060

Commercial

Osbrink Agency
818.760.2488

Voiceover

A3 Artists Agency
310.728.1081

Print

O Models Agency
323.612.7790

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