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- Tala Ashe
Zari Tarazi on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
Tala Ashe stars as Zari Tarazi 1.0 and 2.0 in The CW’s hit series “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Zari 1.0, a Muslim hacker from a dystopian future, fell in love with Nate (Nick Zano) and did everything to save her brother Behrad (Shayan Sobhian.) But after the timeline-changing events of Heyworld at the end of Season four, Zari’s personal history changed, creating an alternate version of herself, Zari 2.0. Zari 2.0 is a social media influencer and business connoisseur, whip smart, and still loyal to her brother (when they’re not squabbling). Having loved and lost John Constantine, Zari 2.0 is on a path of self-reflection and inner peace, aided by the fact that she’s stuck in 1925 which means no cell service and no distractions. Desperate for some respite Zari 2.0 finds some R&R in the air totem, which allows Zari 1.0 to join up with the team and reveal some self-reflection of her own.
Ashe is an Iranian-American actress who speaks fluent Farsi and received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Acting from Boston University, with training from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
She was recently seen in the off-Broadway production of “The Profane” at Playwrights Horizons, a New York Times Critic’s Pick, exploring what it means to be Muslim in America. Her additional theatre credits include “Troilus and Cressida” at The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, “Head Over Heels” at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for producer Gwyneth Paltrow, the off-Broadway productions of “The Who & The What” at the Lincoln Center Theatre and “Urge for Going” at The Public Theater. Ashe will appear in “The Vagrant Trilogy” in the spring of 2022 at the Public Theater.
Ashe’s television credits include a recurring role on “American Odyssey,” opposite Anna Friel and Peter Facinelli, and an arc on “Smash,” opposite Debra Messing, as well as guest spots on “30 Rock,” “Law & Order” and “Covert Affairs.”