Born in Iran, Houshang Touzie is an Actor and playwright who founded the Los Angeles-based drama company, Workshop 79, with his actress wife Shohreh Aghdashloo, in memory of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and to produce drama works in Farsi outside Iran. Their major hits are "From Satellite with Love," "The Great Escape" and "An Iranian in Heaven" all socio-political satires about Iranians in Diaspora.
Houshang Touzie moved to New York to pursue a career in acting and drama, where he met the well-known Iranian actors like Behrooz Vosooghi and Parviz Sayyad. He was offered a role in "Ferestadeh" in 1983, and in 1985 he moved from New York to Los Angeles. He met Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo who later became the first Iranian Academy Award nominee, and married her in 1987.