The Deuce’s Sepideh Moafi born in refugee camp wants to help other immigrants

  • 16 Nov - 22 Nov, 2019
  • Mag The Weekly
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The Deuce star Sepideh Moafi just wrapped up her arc on her third and final season of the HBO show, but she now has other big plans in mind. The actress, who now lives in L.A., wants to do everything in her power to help the plight of refugees and immigrants – which is something that she can easily relate to. Moafi, 34, was born in a refugee camp in Germany, where her parents were living risking everything after being forced to flee Iran in the years following the Islamic Revolution. After spending two years in Turkey, then Germany, seeking political asylum and claiming refugee status, they were granted visas to come to the U.S., and spent several years before building up their lives in a foreign country. Moafi, who has since found success through acting, now dedicates much of her time and energy to raising money and awareness for the International Rescue Committee, where she attends events and volunteers. She is set to host a fundraiser in New York City in support of the IRC and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to raise funds and shed light (and honour) stories of immigrants and refugees.