What is Aria Shahghasemi’s ethnicity?
Aria Shahghasemi was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, on 7 October 1996 – his zodiac sign is Libra, he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is Iranian. He is an actor who might be known best for his portrayal of Landon Kirby in the fantasy adventure series “Legacies”, created by Julie Plec and which starred Danielle Rose Russell, Kaylee Bryant and Jenny Boyd. It follows the life of Hope Mikaelson who is a hybrid of a vampire and werewolf; the series has been airing since 2018, and has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award and two Teen Choice Awards.
Early life, parents and education
Aria was raised in Minneapolis by his parents who immigrated to the US from Iran not long before he was born. As he respects his and his family’s privacy, Aria hasn’t talked about his mother and father, nor any siblings he might have.
He became interested in acting while still attending elementary school, after being encouraged by his teacher to appear in a school play. Upon enrolling at a local high school, Aria joined the school’s drama club, and also became interested in sports, joining the school’s soccer team.
He matriculated in 2014, and then enrolled at Southern Oregon University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre in 2018.
Aria also practiced his acting skills at the New York Neighborhood Playhouse’s School of the Theatre in summer 2015.
Career as an actor
Aria worked several jobs to financially support himself while attending high school, and later college. He worked at Pier A and Rue B lounge as a bartender, and there learned a lot about seafood, serving food and making cocktails.
Aria has been credited with appearing in six movies and TV series, including “Legacies”.
He launched his acting career in 2015 with his portrayal of Davis Bennett in the episode “Behind the Beat” of the mystery crime series “Unforgettable”, created by John Bellucci and Ed Redlich, and which starred Poppy Montgomery, Dylan Walsh and James Hiroyuki Liao. It follows the police detective Carrie Wells, who has the ability to remember every detail of what she sees. The series aired from 2011 to 2016, and was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama.
In 2016, Aria was cast to play Omar in the episode “Forty-One Witnesses” of the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, which is very popular in the US, having won numerous awards including a Golden Globe for Mariska Hargitay for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
The year 2018 saw him portray Vet Tech in the episode “Bad Actors” of the mystery crime drama “Instinct”, which follows a retired CIA operative who goes back to work after her help is needed to catch a serial killer – it starred Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic.
Aria appeared in his first and so far only movie in 2018, when he portrayed Elias Santoro in the drama “No Alternative”, written and directed by William Dickerson, and which is based on his novel. The film starred Michaela Cavazos, Conor Proft and Harry Hamlin, and follows the lives of teenagers in the early ‘90s.
Aria’s only other role has been in the 2018 episode “The Tale of Two Wolves” of the critically acclaimed fantasy horror drama “The Originals”, which is about vampires who are over 1,000 years old, and now want to reclaim back the city which they built.
The series was nominated for 13 awards, including one Primetime Emmy.
In 2015, Aria worked as the production assistant on the short comedy film “Wackademia”, written and directed by Roger Anthony, who also starred in it alongside Vladas Aleliunas and Ona Baltakiene. It follows some of the best math students from all around the world, who meet at Manhattan Institute of Technology in New York.
He’s also appeared in the 2017 short documentary film “ACCENT’ED”, and the 2018 TV special “Socially Awkward: A Sketch Show”.
Love life and relationships
Aria hasn’t mentioned any girls he might have dated, as he prefers to keep his personal matters to himself, however, there are rumors circulating the internet claiming that Aria is in a secret relationship with popular American actress Danielle Rose, alongside whom he’s starring in “Legacies”.
The two met on the set and have apparently become close friends. They’ve been seen spending time together off set by numerous people, and is one of the reasons why people believe they are dating. Both Aria and Danielle have also uploaded pictures featuring themselves together onto their Instagram accounts, but still haven’t commented on whether or not they are indeed dating.
Besides “Legacies”, Danielle is also known for her roles in the movies “Wonder”, “A Walk Among the Tombstones” and “Pandemic”.
As Aria hasn’t talked about any girl he might be dating, he is single as of January 2021, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Aria enjoys appearing in theatre plays, and one of his most notable performances has been in the play “Hamlet”, in which he portrayed Laertes.
He is more or less physically active, mostly because it’s important for his career to stay fit. Aria has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week, while he also occasionally plays tennis with his friends.
He likes to travel, and has been to various US states as well as a couple of European countries, including Greece and Turkey.
Aria is a fan of rock music, and his favorite bands are Guns ‘n’ Roses and Aerosmith.
In his spare time which is usually late at night, he enjoys watching movies starring his favorite actors and actresses – Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts – such as the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, the romantic comedy “Sleepless in Seattle”, and another romantic comedy “Notting Hill”.
Age, height and net worth
Aria is 24 years old. He has medium long brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) and he weighs around 160lbs (72kgs).
As of January 2021, his net worth has been estimated at close to $100,000.