|Date of birth:||March 1, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Tehran, Iran|
|Show(s):||Chicago Med (regular)|
Biography and career
Rains is an Iranian-American actor best known for his breakout roles in the Sundance favorite "The Taqwacores" as well as the critically acclaimed "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night." He received considerable praise for his leading role in the Tribeca Film Festival standout "Burn Country," for which he won best actor accolades, and starred opposite James Franco, Rachel Brosnahan and Melissa Leo.
His most recent TV appearance was as the lead villain in season five of Marvel’s "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and recently wrapped a recurring role in Amazon’s much anticipated drama series "Tales from the Loop."
Raised in Dallas, Rains attended the University of Texas at Dallas where he majored in biology and criminology.