Yumna Marwan is a film and TV actress and aspiring director born in Lebanon. She spent her childhood in Beirut and her teenage years in Ames, Iowa. She took part in her first feature film The Valley by writer/director Ghassan Salhab in 2013. Since then, she has taken up roles with directors from all over the Arab world. Her first English-speaking main role was for Sky Atlantic's Little Birds mini-series, released in 2020. Ms. Marwan has written and directed projects of her own, recently receiving an AFAC grant to pursue her latest short film. Her most recent project was a main role alongside American actress Elisabeth Moss in a limited series produced by FX studios/Disney.