Maryam Basir is a successful model and actor who was recently profiled by The New York Times and The New York Observer about her life as a model. As such, she has appeared in major ad campaigns and magazines including Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire, DSW, L’Oreal, CVS, Target and more. Maryam has showcased her acting skills in films including critically acclaimed Mooz-lum, Blood Night and American Gangster along side award-winning actor Denzel Washington as well as movies directed by renowned directors Ridley Scott and Antoine Fuqua. Maryam has a natural grace and sophistication that has made her a favorite of the fashion and entertainment worlds.

Maryam is the founder of NOiR Nonprofit, a 501c3 that is committed to actively raising the quality of life for children and young adults through education, leadership and confidence-building and training. The resume includes scholarship granting, major fund-raising events and other programming, such as NOiR Diamonds, the brand new etiquette school for girls.