General Hospital fans want to know who is the new GH lawyer Zahra Amir (Maysoon Zayid) that debuted this week. Everyone’s asking who is Shiloh’s lawyer? Well, it seems Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) hired a ringer from out of town to represent him in his custody battle against Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen). Maysoon Zayid made her debut on the June 21, 2019, episode.
However, her casting was kept under wraps for months. Now with her daytime premiere, fans are clamoring to learn all about this latest addition to the ABC soap cast. So, we have all the answers you need about who is lawyer Zahra and how long she will be sticking around the ABC soap.
General Hospital: Maysoon Zayid Joins Cast As Zahra Amir
There are not too many lawyers in Port Charles willing to represent the shady Dawn of Day leader Shiloh Archer on GH. So, it makes sense he had to bring in an outsider to take on his case. That’s where shark attorney Zahra Amir enters the scene. She is a tough-as-nails family law attorney. She is more than confident she will win this custody case for Shiloh – and made that clear.
Zahra is well aware that she’ll face one of the best attorneys in the state, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy). However, she points out that Diane’s strength is in criminal law unlike herself who’s strength is family law. Perhaps that was just a little pre-trial strategy to throw Diane off her game. Or maybe it foreshadows what is to come. Diane Miller is cocky and that cockiness might be Zahra Amir’s ace in the hole to win the case.
— Maysoon (@maysoonzayid) June 21, 2019
GH: Maysoon Zayid’s Lifelong Dream Came True
Being on General Hospital has been a dream of Maysoon Zayid’s since she was a child, she said recently. So, her casting as hotshot lawyer Zahra Amir was a huge coup for her. She is no stranger to the stage. Maysoon Zayid is best known for her highly successful stand-up comedy shows. The actress has not had an easy rise to fame. She has overcome many obstacles and is an inspiration to all who know her. Maysoon Zayid is grateful to showrunner Frank Valentini for giving her the opportunity of a lifetime to be on the cast of her favorite soap General Hospital.
Maysoon Zayid was born and raised in New Jersey. She describes herself as “a Palestinian Muslim virgin”. She has cerebral palsy and hails from New Jersey. Not only is she a comedian and actress, but also counts herself an activist. She has a degree in acting from Arizona State University. During her early acting experiences, she found her disability, as well as ethnicity, often limited her opportunities. So, she took matters into her own hands and launched a successful stand-up comedy routine and appeared in all the top comedy clubs in NYC. She also had a small part in Adam Sandler’s 2008 movie, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan.
General Hospital: Zahra Amir Sticking Around Port Charles
Shiloh Archer’s new attorney looks like she will be calling Port Charles home for a while. The case she is working should take longer than a quick one-day courtroom appearance. So, we can see the talented Maysoon Zayid grace our screens probably through the summer. General Hospital spoilers remind Shiloh promised Harmony Miller (Inga Cadranel) that he would get her a lawyer to defend her.
Once she is done with Shiloh’s custody case, perhaps she can start working on Harmony’s case for taking the fall for Shiloh. The ABC soap is known for casting with talent across a spectrum. For instance, they have differently abled actor Chris Van Etten, the double amputee veteran who plays Chuck Driscoll. Bravo to the soapfor another excellent casting choice. So, now you know who is Shiloh’s new lawyer, who is playing Zahra Amir, and who is Mayzoon Zayid on GH.
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