Donnie Keshawarz is a Canadian-American stage, film and television actor. He was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and is of Afghan descent. Keshawarz grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas and attended Arkansas State University, Rutgers University, and the University of Missouri at Kansas City where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in theatre and performing arts. Since 1987, Keshawarz has appeared in numerous television roles, most notably in a recurring role in 2003 as Yusuf Auda on the television series 24 as well as a recurring role in the HBO series The Sopranos. He has also made guest appearances on Law & Order, Lost, Sex and the City, Hack, Blue Bloods, and Homeland. Keshawarz also starred in the ABC television series Forever and in 2013 he made a brief appearance in The Wolf of Wall Street. He has also appeared in several films, including Loving Leah (2009), The Adjustment Bureau (2011), Experimenter (2015) and Ad Astra (2019).