Yalda worked in a few movies and took professional acting classes in a couple different Schools. (“The Foreigner” (Short), “Johnny Danger” (Short), “Guardian Angel” (Feature), “Vox Influx” (TV Series), “Walk Of Shame” (Music video), “Zero Dark Dirty”, “Tehrangeles” (Short), “Deadliest Warrior” (TV Series), “Flashforward” (TV Series)).
The first acting course she took was at Cincinnati State College then Yalda moved to Los Angeles and took some more courses at Pierce College and also took some private acting courses with individuals to help her purse her dream as an actress. On the side, Yalda was able to fit in vocal courses at Pierce College as well. Yalda is working with a well-known Afghan artist to help her practice her vocals.
Her current project is an album she is working on to help get released before the end of the year. Not only does she want to be an upcoming actress in Hollywood, but also an Afghan female recording artist. To keep herself busy she occupies her time in print and commercial.
Shooting of “The Foreigner”
Yalda has been professionally trained in the U.S Army for two years. She knows how to speak in the military language and fight as a solider. She is well trained in combat fighting and self-defense. She is capable of shooting M16, M4, AK-47, throwing grenades and driving military Humvees. She can also carry eighty pounds of equipment just like a soldier on duty.
It’s the actual U.S Military uniform
In 2013, Yalda was selected to join a beauty pageant to represent her country Afghanistan in the Queen of the Universe pageant 2013. It was a hard decision for her to make because no Afghan female had ever joined beauty pageants in Los Angeles. This beauty pageant opened many doors for her to purse her dreams.
Saban Theater 2013 @ Beverly Hills California
At a young age, Yalda started participating in many different sports such as, soccer, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do. Yalda was trained in three different martial art institutions. The first school she started was in Afghanistan Kabul where she trained for three years and graduated with black belt at Kabul Tae Kwon do School. The second institution where she end up with brown belt at World Tae Kwon DO and the third institution end up with another blue belt at JK Tae Kwon Do in which she stopped after 2014. She was also trained to box during early hours of the mornings with her instructor Sean. As much as she participates in sports, she also enjoys hiking and cardio activities. She has trained her self in many different sports because she knew that one day she will need the skills for her acting world.
During her years of attending the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Ohio, she discovered her true passion for fashion. She was given the opportunity to design the clothes for plays such as Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast.
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