Introducing Maysoon Zayid who landed a role on General Hospital. Read more here--->>
General Hospital viewers are noticing a new face on the ABC daytime drama. The new face we speak of is none other than, Maysoon Zayid who made her debut in the recurring role of Zahira Amir (a lawyer) on June 21, 2019. This was one of her major dreams.
Zayid is an American actress. comedian, disability advocate and tap dancer. She is of Palestinian descent, she is known as one of America's first Muslim women comedians and the first person ever to perform stand-up in Palestine and Jordan.
She was born in New Jersey in 1974. She described herself in a BBC interview as "a Palestinian Muslim virgin with cerebral palsy, from New Jersey, who is an actress, comedian and activist". Zayid has been a resident of Cliffside Park, New Jersey. Zayid earned her BFA in acting from Arizona State University.
Zayid's acting career kickstarted with her appearing on the popular soap opera As the World Turns for two years, as well as guest appearances on Law & Order, NBC Nightly News and ABC's 20/20.
During her early acting experiences, she found her disability and ethnicity repeatedly limiting to her advancement. Zayid then turned to stand-up and began appearing at New York's top clubs, including Caroline's, Gotham, and Stand Up NY, where she takes on serious topics such as terrorism and the Israel-Palestine conflict.
She co-founded the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival in 2003 with comedian Dean Obeidallah. It is held annually in New York City and showcases Arab-American comics, actors, playwrights and filmmakers.
Be sure to watch her weekdays on ABC!