Zayn Alexander is a New York-based actor and director of Lebanese origin. Alexander began his career upon moving to New York City in 2010. He made his film debut in the 2012 drama, The Defector. In 2018, Alexander’s directorial debut, Abroad, made its world premiere at the 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival. His second directorial effort Manara premiered during the 76th Venice International Film Festival in the Giornate degli Autori section (Venice Days) in 2019.