Maryam Basir, who was born and raised in the Midwest and from Ann Arbor, is an accomplished actor and model who has travelled around the world learning many difference cultural customs and social structures. As a young woman, Maryam followed her dreams and started her career by moving to New York where she was discovered immediately.
Since then Maryam’s work has taken her around the world. She has travelled to Japan, Paris, the South of France, Italy, Switzerland, Thailand, Indonesia, Germany, Lagos, Abuja, Brazil, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Hawaii and throughout the United States. Ms. Basir has appeared in films and on television and in music videos, as well as national and international commercials for major companies.
Maryam has also appeared in print with national and international magazines, and in national newspapers and she has been featured on several book covers. She has appeared on television shows such as Empire and 30 Rock, and in films with superstars Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes, while taking direction from famous directors and producers like Ridley Scott, Antoine Fuqua and Oscar winning screen writer of Precious, Geoffrey C. Fletcher. She has excelled in many areas while perusing her passion for modeling and film acting. She has even performed a dance for the Princess of Afghanistan. She has a natural talent for modeling and an intense passion for acting which she believes is her calling. She continues to be open to delving into new and exciting projects and is dedicated to constantly polishing her craft.
Maryam Basir has accomplished a great deal in her field and here are some of her credits
in the following areas:
Election Night, Mooz-lum, Blood of a Champion, Blood Night, American Gangster, Hard Rock, Outlaws, The Fright Club, American Dream, Yes We Can: Family, Outlaws, Glimpse, Spiderman III, The Boy Who Cried Vamp, Where My Ladies At, Winkie’s Spot, 13 Going on 30, Single Hills, Love’s Sweet Thing, Poser
Empire, Chicago PD, Detroiters, The View, 30 Rock, Are We There Yet, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, Sex and the City, NBC’s $9.99, The Bedford Diaries, Dave Chappelle’s Show, Hip Hop Poker, City Drive Live, Eye On It
Hershey’s, Nike, Ford Motor Company, DKNY, Crest, Pure Michigan, Dr. Miracles, Red Lobster, Illinois Tourism, Fairlife Milk, Whirlpool
National Print Ads:
Walmart, GAP, AOL, Hilton, L'Oreal, Aquafina, Lancôme, DSW, Target, Skoal, L'Oreal, CVS, Rocawear, Baby Phat, XOXO, Apple Bottoms, Badoo, Coogi, Motor City Casino, MGM Grand Casino, Greektown Casino Detroit, Macy's, Sensationnel, Creme of Nature, I.N.C., Carol's Daughter, Verizon, Maggie Sotero, Parisa, Cymbeline Paris, Budweiser, BET, VH1 Awards, Renaissance, D Las Vegas, Beauty Essence, AXE Body Spray, Kiss Cosmetics, Lusters Pink Smooth Touch, PACO Jeans, South Pole Jeans, Sensual, Harlem 125, Vanessa Wigs,
RomaLee, Topac, BeBe, Nokia, Newport, Badoo, Palmers
Essence, In Style, Marie Claire, Glamour, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Swimsuit Extra, Men’s Fitness, Vibe, Black Enterprise, Source, Today's Black Woman, Braids and Beauty, Hype Hair, Floss, NV Magazine, Unsigned Talent, Strive, Black Men
Newsday (cover), The New York Times, The New York Times website, The Observer, CNN, CNN Belief (online), Kyodo News (Japan)
Jay-Z, Beyonce, John Legend, Raheem Devaughn, Jamie Foxx, Fantasia, Musiq, Andre 3000, Nelly, Nas, Ludacris, DMX, Mos Def, Jennifer Lopez, Fabolous, Fat Joe and more.
Industrials: BeBe, JCPR, CopeTV
Theater: Rabbit Hole, Single Hills, The Wa Wa Wilkie show, E Train to Jamaica Center
Sleeping with Strangers (Eric Jerome Dickey), Fever, Man Eater (Mary B. Morrison), The Choir Director II (Carl Weber)
Macy’s, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, MTV Teens in Fashion, Harlem Week, Rip the Runway, Enyce, Pela, Bathouse Swimwear, Jewel Shannon, Isolife, SuperModel Gear
Maryam has taken her experience in makeup and beauty and started HiBROW Microblading, where she creates eyebrows for clients who want thicker brows.
Maryam Basir is also the founder of Noir Diamonds, a 501c3 nonprofit tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to helping build strong, confident girls who grow into strong, confident and successful women. Noir Diamonds began in 2015 from the desire to provide children with the social skills necessary to face everyday challenging situations with total confidence.
The mission of the Noir Diamonds is to design a program for elementary and middle school-aged children to enrich the lives of young girls by instilling positive qualities through leadership, social skills and etiquette training, as they travel from childhood to adulthood. Thereby, improving their characters, self-esteem and chances for success in life.
For more information, please visit www.noirdiamonds.org.