Sheila Vand

Sheila Vand joined us this week to talk about her childhood in California (1:57), how she got her start as a performer (6:46), her continued growth as a person in the world (15:59), her relationship with “acting” in Hollywood (25:27), her experience working with Robin Williams on Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (47:10), and the current state of contemporary film (51:50).


  • Here’s the book about Antifragility that Sheila talked about at the beginning of the interview.
  • A trailer for We the Animals, her latest project.
  • Her appearance on the Filmmaker podcast, referenced in this episode.

The show is produced by Dylan Peck. Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi.