Abdi Nazemian spent his childhood in a series of glamorous locations (Tehran, Paris, Toronto, New York) but could usually be found in his bedroom watching old movies and reading comic books. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his two children and his partner.
Abdi has co-written three films: THE QUIET (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006), CELESTE IN THE CITY (ABC Family, 2004), and BEAUTIFUL GIRL (ABC FAMILY, 2003). He also wrote, directed and produced the short film REVOLUTION (2012). He is proud to say his words have been spoken by the likes of Carmela Soprano and The Nanny.
Abdi’s first novel, The Walk-In Closet, was released by Curtis Brown Unlimited. It received the 2014 International Book Award for Best Gay Fiction, and was a 2014 Indie Book Award Finalist for Best Multicultural Fiction. In 2015, it was awarded “Best Debut” at the Lambda Literary Awards.
Abdi is not the inspiration for Madonna’s children’s book “The Adventures of Abdi,” though the illustrations do look suspiciously like him.