Shaun Toub's latest film as Uncle Iroh alongside Dev Patel and Cliff Curtis in M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender," will be hitting theaters in July 2010. His most recent role was playing opposite Robert Downey Jr in Paramount Pictures/Marvel Studios box office smash "Iron Man," directed by Jon Favreau, playing the trusted friend and scientist YinSen, who saves Tony Stark's life.
Toub has had a multi-faceted career. His gripping performance as Farad in Paul Haggis' Oscar-winning film "Crash" earned him a SAG Ensemble Cast Award, Satellite Award - Ensemble Cast Award, Critics Choice Award for Best Acting Ensemble, and the Hollywood Film Festival Ensemble Acting of The Year award. "Crash" was nominated for six awards in the 78th Academy Awards (2005), and won three of them, including a win for Best Picture. Toub dazzled audiences playing Rahim Khan in "The Kite Runner" directed by Marc Forester, which was a Golden Globe Best Foreign Language Film nominee, as well as the critically acclaimed film, "The Nativity Story," playing Joaquim opposite actress Keisha Castle-Hughes.
Known as a versatile actor, Toub has worked side by side with accomplished actors including Tom Hanks in "Charlie Wilson's War," Sandra Bullock in "Crash," and John Travolta in "Broken Arrow." As a comedic performer he shined in Michael Bay's "Bad Boys" with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
His other acting credits include, "Executive Decision," "Maryam" and "Hot Shots 2." Additionally, Toub has made his mark on HBO as well, in both Mick Jackson's "Live from Baghdad" starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter and in the controversial "Path to Paradise" opposite Marcia Gay Harden. He appears often in television mini-series, most recently in the ABC Emmy nominated "The Path to 9/11". He has received accolades for several of his appearances in over 100 television episodes including "Seinfeld," "The Sopranos," "ER," "Just Shoot Me," "Nash Bridges," "Jag" and "Married with Children."
The actor's diverse career has spanned 20 years of true talented acting. Toub was raised in Manchester, England. At the age of 14, he moved to Switzerland and after a two year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire to finish his last year of high school. After completing his education at USC, he broke into the Hollywood scene with a memorable role on the much loved television series, "Hunter."
Shaun is very active in the community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life.