When love happens, so many things which many people consider abnormal becomes the norm. This was exactly what transpired when Ida Darvish, a popular American actress, writer, director, and movie producer fell in love with her heartthrob – Josh Gad, whom she is six years older. At first, it seemed like a joke, however, love prevailed and has continued to keep them together a decade after they took their marital vows.
The talented and versatile actress also continues to thrive in various aspects of the movie-making industry and has been enjoying a successful career alongside her husband who is also a popular face in Hollywood.
Making Her Debut In The Holy Cannoli
Ida Darvish was born on the 14th day of October 1975 in America. Due to her discreet lifestyle, details about her life before the spotligt has largely remained unknown.
It is however known that the talented actress made her debut screen appearance in 2001 in a comedy film titled The Holy Cannoli. She then went on to star in other movies and TV series including The Astronaut Farmer (where she played the role of an Italian anchorwoman – 2006), Assassins Creed (2007), Gigi: Almost American (2007) as well as a TV Series entitled Californication (2008).
In 2009, Ida Darvish scored the role of Andrea Wachovia in the comedy film, The Lost Nomads: Get Lost! She then landed supporting parts in other productions such as Raising The Bar (2009), She Wants Me (2012), Call Me Crazy (2013), and The Comedians (2015).
Darvish Has Starred in Blockbusters such as Inferno and The Mandalorian
In her nearly two decades of acting, Ida Darvish has acquired a decent filmography but her most notable project remains the 2016 action-thriller, Inferno. Inferno featured Hollywood star, Tom Hanks, in the lead role of Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor who wakes up in a hospital room with amnesia. Relying on the help of a kindly doctor, named Sienna Brooks, Langdon discovers that he is the target of several assassins.
Also hot on his heels is a dangerously-unstable villain, named Bertrand Zobrist, who wants to wipe away half of the world’s population using a fictional superweapon he has developed. Asides Hanks, Inferno also featured the likes of Felicity Jones and Ben Foster while Darvish portrayed a character named Martha Alvarez. The movie was a huge box office draw, grossing $220 million on a budget of $75 million.
Another notable screen appearance by Darvish is the hit web series The Mandalorian. The Mandalorian is a space western which revolves around a bounty hunter whose exploits go beyond the reaches of the New Republic. Based on the Star Wars franchise, The Mandalorian featured the likes of Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, and Nick Nolte while Darvish portrayed a common house proprietor. The series has proved to be a big hit with TV viewers and has been renewed for a third season.
Ida Darvish Began Producing Her Own Projects In 2006
Darvish spent about six years in Hollywood before producing her first effort, an eight-minute comedy titled Rick Speed, Private Shrink, in 2007. Since then, she has gone on to produce other projects including the 2009 TV movie, Rent Control, as well as episode fifteen of the TV series, Gigi: Almost American, in 2011.
Darvish is also the producer behind the 2009 comedy film, The Lost Nomads: Get Lost! The movie is about a TV that goes haywire and proceeds to transmit pirated versions of an irreverent sketch comedy. This exciting project featured the likes of Ty Clancey, Sufe Bradshaw, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, and Mark Engelhardt, and Darvish was able to bring it in on a budget of just $20,000.
Ida Darvish is the co-founder of a production company known as Angry Child Productions. The company has so far produced multiple episodes of the TV sitcoms, 1600 Penn and Central Park. 1600 Penn is a sitcom about a dysfunctional first family residing in the White House. It premiered on NBC in December 2012 and ran for just a year. It received mixed reviews with The Washington Post describing it as formulaic but deserving a few points for effort.
On the other hand, Central Park is an animated musical sitcom about a family that works to protect its Central Park neighborhood from being demolished by a greedy land developer. It debuted on Apple TV+ in May 2020 and features the voices of Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, and Leslie Odom Jr. The show has received good reviews and has a score of 80 on Metacritic as well as a rating of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Darvish Is Married To Funnyman Josh Gad
Ida Darvish made headlines when she decided to tie the knot with her younger heartthrob. Following a period of dating, Ida and Gad tied the knot on the 10th day of May 2008, their marriage raised a lot of eyebrows owing to their age difference – she was six years older than Josh Gad. They however shunned every rumor, proving that what they share cannot be threatened by an age difference.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 18, 2017
Josh Gad is an iconic American actor dubbed as a triple threat; he is a voice actor, a comedian, and a singer. He was born on February 23, 1981, in Hollywood, Florida, to real estate agent mother, Susan, and a Jewish immigrant father from Afghanistan, Sam Gad. He attended the University School of Nova Southeastern University where he graduated from in 1999. He went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Drama from Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts. Josh has starred in over 30 films and television series in addition to at least four voice-roles in video games.
My daughter clearly had a conversation with my wife that this picture was not okay. pic.twitter.com/9MODZkgeYK
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) December 24, 2014
Darvish and her husband welcomed their first bundle of joy, a daughter named Ava Tanya Gad, on August 3, 2011. Their second daughter, named Isabella Eve Gad, was born precisely on February 17, 2014. Ida Darvish shares a strong bond with her family and often posts pictures of family outings with her kids and husband. They have appeared together in movies such as Big Guy and She Wants Me. The other co-founder of The Angry Birds Production Company is Ida’s husband Gad, the company serves as the vehicle for most of Gad’s projects.