Actress Saye Yabandeh: “I would like to invite each individual to think like a global citizen and bring attention and emphasis to the interconnection between all of us”

Kristin Marquet
Authority Magazine
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11 min readApr 5, 2019

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I really would like to invite each individual to think like a global citizen and bring attention and emphasis to the interconnection between all of us. I believe understanding the interconnection promotes people to become more conscious of their choices and decisions. There’s no doubt that each individual has their journey, but I trust that every single person could benefit from thinking beyond any borders.

As a part of my series about leaders helping to make Film and TV more representative of the US population, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing SAYE YABANDEH is an award-winning international film actress and producer, who has been in over 34 films and several television programs since the launch of her career. The Iranian-born humanitarian uses her childhood experiences during the Iran/Iraq War and Kuwaiti Invasion as the driving force behind her prolific film career and her global humanitarian efforts.

Saye studied producing and directing at UCLA and drama at The Sanford Meisner Center. She has performed many different action roles and credits athleticism as the the key to her career success. In addition to her career as an actress, Saye wanted to have a larger impact in the entertainment industry and began exploring film production. She is the CEO of Leo Entertainment, an independent film group with offices in New York City and Los Angeles.

Her most important achievements have come through her advocacy and humanitarian work. Saye focuses on giving back to refugees and underserved children around the world through her non-profit, Saye.org. Through this organization, Saye focuses on strategic partnerships to provide global humanitarian aid to children and families in countries around the world. She believes in educating the future generation on the importance of global values, protecting our environment and the

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Kristin Marquet
Authority Magazine

Publicist and author based in New York City. Founder and Creative Director of FemFounder.co and Marquet-Media.com.