Max Amini

Max Amini
Max Amini
Amini in June 2021
Birth nameMax Amini (مکس امینی)
Born (1981-09-20) September 20, 1981 (age 39)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
MediumStand-up, television, film
NationalityAmerican, Iranian
Years active2002–present
GenresObservational comedy, Satire, Physical Comedy
Subject(s)Relationships, Family
WebsiteMax Amini

Max Amini (Persian: مکس امینی‎, Persian pronunciation: [mæks æmiːniː] born in 1981 in Tucson, Arizona) is an Iranian American comedian.[1] He is trilingual in English, Persian and Azerbaijani.[2] As an actor, Max has numerous film and television credits including NBC's Heroes, regular appearances on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and a leading role in the film How Beer Pong Saved My Life.

Early life and education

Max Amini was born in Tucson Arizona, to Iranian parents who immigrated to Arizona. He was raised on the East Coast where he went to a high school in Washington, D.C. and then moved to California and graduated from UCLA's school of Theater, Film and Television in 2004. Amini's father is an ethnic Persian from Isfahan and his mother is an Iranian Azerbaijani from Tabriz.[3]

Stand-up comedy

Primarily a stand-up comedian, Amini began his stand-up comedy career in 2002 at the LA Improv and has since performed worldwide. He was chosen as one of the finalists for NBC's Diversity Showcase in 2009, and has developed a stand-up comedy tour named "Exotic Imports" featuring second-generation Americans coming from diverse cultural backgrounds.[citation needed]


Amini is an actor with film and TV credits including NBC's Heroes, Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, and his leading role in the movie How Beer Pong Saved my Life, released in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "Laugh Factory Profile". Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2009-04-22.
  2. ^ "Diverse City NBC". Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  3. ^ Max Amini (2011-09-03), Iranian Comedian Max Amini in FARSI – UCLA (Part 2), retrieved 2016-03-31
  4. ^ "IMDB Profile". Retrieved 2009-04-22.

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