MAHDI COCCI was born in Minneapolis, MN, and was raised by his mother, Stephanie. Education was always emphasized growing up, and Mahdi earned a full Navy ROTC scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh. He put his burgeoning modeling career on hold to serve as an officer in the Navy upon graduation. After serving honorably, Mahdi shifted gears and pursued a career in acting. His first professional credit was earned on the TV series, Dynasty, in 2018, and soon followed by roles on other network shows, including The Gifted, The Resident, MacGyver and more! Recently, Mahdi wrapped the role of Keith in the upcoming Paramount Pictures film, The Lovebirds, starring opposite Issa Rae, and Kumail Nanjiani. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA, where he works tirelessly onward and upward with nothing but positivity and excitement about his career.