Iris Bahr is a critically acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer and novelist. Having starred on numerous television shows (for full credits see , she is best known for her recurring role as Svetlana (which she wrote and directed for Mark Cuban's Hdnet) and her recurring role on Curb your Enthusiasm, where she plays the Orthodox Jewish Girl that gets stuck on a ski-lift with Larry David. Her critically acclaimed solo show, "DAI (enough)", in which she plays 11 different characters in a Tel Aviv cafe moments before a suicide bomber enters, had an extended hit run Off-Broadway and won the prestigious Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Performance, as well as 2 Drama Desk and UK Stage Award nominations for Best Performance and Sound Design. She has performed DAI around the world, including at the United Nations for over 100 ambassadors and delegates. Her first solo show, "Planet America", received an LA Weekly nomination for Outstanding Solo Show and is currently in development as a feature film.
Her critically acclaimed third solo show, I LOST YOU THERE, just completed a run at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC.

Ms. Bahr has written two humorous memoirs, DORK WHORE (Bloomsbury) and its sequel MACCHU MY PICCHU (Skirt). Her books have been translated into German, Portuguese and Italian. Her third book, BOOK OF LEON, which she co wrote with JB Smoove, came out last fall through Simon and Schuster.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Iris 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. Upon her return, 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 where she decided to focus on acting full time. She completed the NYSF Shakespeare Lab at the Public Theatre and enrolled in the the Actors Center Conservatory, studying with master teachers Earle Gister (Yale), Ron Van Lieu (NYU Tisch), Chris Bayes (Juilliard), Bill Irwin and others, as well as the world renowned Theatre De Complicite in London.

After getting hit by a truck on her bicycle one night after clown class (no joke), Iris decided to relocate to Los Angeles where she began creating her own work, dabbling in stand-up (performing as a NEW FACE at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival), and directing several shorts, including THE UNCHOSEN ONES, entirely improvised on the streets of Israel, which ran the festival circuit, including the Cannes Short Film Corner.

She lives in NYC and can be seen doing stand up at clubs across the city.