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Maysoon Zayid

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Palestinian-American Actress, Writer, Comedian, Disability & Anti-Cyber Bullying Advocate

Palestinian-American Actress, Writer, Comedian, Disability & Anti-Cyber Bullying Advocate

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Cliffside Park, NJ, USA
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Maysoon Zayid Biography

Maysoon Zayid is a comedian, actress, writer, and disability advocate. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and a Princeton Fellow. Zayid is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and a columnist for The Daily Beast. She has appeared on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABC News, and Oprah Winfrey Networks. Zayid had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014 and was thrilled to collaborate with Huda Beauty.

As a professional comedian, Zayid has sold out top New York clubs and has toured extensively at home and abroad. She was a headliner on the Arabs Gone Wild Comedy Tour and The Together Live Tour. Zayid appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan and has written for Glamour magazine. She limped in New York Fashion Week and is a recurring character on General Hospital. She is the author of the best-selling memoir "Find Another Dream" and is collaborating with Scholastic on her debut comic book "Shiny Misfits."

Maysoon Zayid Speaking Topics

  • Arts and Conflict

    Maysoon explores how to use comedy and theater to reach high-risk youth and teach them non-violent self-expression.

  • Growing Up Muslim in America

    Maysoon shares her experiences of growing up Muslim in a country that is afraid of Muslims and growing up American in a family that's afraid of Americans.

  • Survival of the Unfittest

    Maysoon talks about living with, rather than suffering from, disabilities and how to best use something people expect will hold you back to excel.

Maysoon Zayid Videos

  • Comedian Maysoon Zayid Refuses to Let Cerebral Palsy Stop Her Dreams
    We’re talking with inspirational women that you need to know. Maysoon Zayid is an actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate with cerebral...
  • Comedian Maysoon Zayid on 'acting disability' | Famous Cast Words
    Comedian Maysoon Zayid introduces herself to audiences as a "Palestinian Muslim virgin with cerebral palsy from New Jersey." And now she's pointing...
  • Maysoon Zayid hoping her new show will help 'mainstream disability'
    Actress, comedian and Disability advocate Maysoon Zayid joins us to talk about her new show, getting more disabled people in entertainment ...

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Maysoon Zayid is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Arts and Conflict, Growing Up Muslim in America and Survival of the Unfittest. The estimated speaking fee range to book Maysoon Zayid for your event is available upon request. Maysoon Zayid generally travels from Cliffside Park, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Erin Brockovich, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Shiza Shahid, Carey Lohrenz and Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Maysoon Zayid for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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