Firoozeh Dumas was born in Abadan, Iran and moved to Whittier, California at the age of seven. After a two-year stay, she and her family moved back to Iran and lived in Ahvaz and Tehran. Two years later, they moved back to Whittier, then to Newport Beach. Firoozeh then attended UC Berkeley where she met and married a Frenchman.
Firoozeh Dumas is the author of books: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America, It Ain't So Awful, Falafel, Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad, A Vision Of Hope:Addressing Prejudice And Stereotyping In The Wake Of 911, Reflections On Turning Ignorance Into Understanding, Taking Cover: One Girl's Story of Growing Up During the Iranian Revolution