Iris Bahr

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Having starred on numerous television shows, Iris (eereese) Bahr is best known for her recurring role as the Orthodox Jewish Girl on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (the ski-lift and Korean bookie episodes). Born and raised in the Bronx, Bahr moved to Israel at the age of 13 and stayed there until completing her military service. She then embarked on an extensive solo journey through Asia, which is chronicled in her humorous memoir Dork Whore: My Travels through Asia as a 20 year old Pseudo-Virgin (Bloomsbury), which has been translated into Italian, German and Portuguese and was just optioned for the screen. Upon returning from Asia, Iris began her studies at Brown University, where in addition to theatre, Iris studied Neuropsychology, conducting fMRI research at Stanford University and Cancer Research at the Psychobiology Center at Tel Aviv University. Upon graduating magna cum laude, Iris moved to NYC and has since found much success as an actor, comic, writer and director on both coasts. In addition to “Curb,” she has starred on “Big Bang Theory,” “Commander in Chief,” “E-Ring,” “King of Queens,” “Friends,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Strong Medicine,” “The Agency,” “Dragnet,” “The Rerun Show,” and “Star Trek: Voyager” among others. As a stand-up, she performed as a new face of comedy at the famous Montreal "Just for Laughs" Comedy Festival. Her directorial debut, The Unchosen Ones, had its European premiere at the Cannes Short Film Corner while her first solo piece Planet America is currently in development as a feature film. She has performed her latest critically-acclaimed work, Dai (enough) around the world, including at the United Nations for over 100 ambassadors and delegates.
 
Credits

Actor
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Dai (enough) 47th Street Theatre 11/19/2007 N/A
2 Dai (enough) Culture Project 11/14/2006 N/A

Author
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Dai (enough) 47th Street Theatre 11/19/2007 Playwright
2 Dai (enough) Culture Project 11/14/2006 Playwright
Awards
Award Production
1 NOMINATED 2007 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Solo Performance Dai (enough) Actor
2 WON 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show Dai (enough) Actor
3 WON 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show Dai (enough) Playwright