Shaun 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 two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC. Through a chance encounter with an astute talent agent, he broke into the Hollywood scene.
Toub has received accolades for several of his appearances in over 100 television episodes including Seinfeld, The Sopranos, ER, Just Shoot Me, Nash Bridges, JAG, The Bold and the Beautiful, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Married with Children, and various movies made for television.
His filmography includes his memorable performance in Michael Bay's Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, John Woo's Broken Arrow with John Travolta and Christian Slater, Mick Jackson's Live from Baghdad starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter for HBO, and Path to Paradise with Peter Gallagher and Marcia Gay Harden, also for HBO. His performance as Farhad in Paul Haggis's Oscar-winning film Crash, a critical and box office surprise hit, received positive reviews.
Shaun is very proud of his Persian heritage and 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.