Zahra Amir
Maysoon Zayid as Zahra Amir
General Hospital
Portrayed by Maysoon Zayid
Current status Recurring
Duration 2019-present
First appearance June 21, 2019
Created by Shelly Altman
Chris Van Etten
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Gender Female
Occupation Family Court Attorney

Zahra Amir is a fictional character on the ABC Soap opera General Hospital.

She was portrayed by Maysoon Zayid from June 21 to July 5, 2019. Zayid reprised the role starting on March 4, 2020.


Actress Maysoon Zayid joined the cast of GH as family court attorney Zahra Amir on June 21, 2019. Her first stint was only for a few episodes as she left the series on July 5, 2019.

On December 17, 2019, Zayid seemingly confirmed that she will return to the series as Zahra Amir. Zahra returned on March 4, 2020.


Zahra Amir first appeared on June 21, 2019 when she was revealed to be representing Hank Archer AKA "Shiloh" in family court when he was suing for custody of "Wiley Cooper-Jones", who was believed to be his son with Willow Tait. However, he had no idea that the real Wiley Cooper-Jones was dead and that this "Wiley" was actually Michael Corinthos' son. When court began, Willow had came in late because she was held up at the school she worked at. Diane Miller, who was representing Willow, was trying to make it so that Shiloh couldn't prove that he and Willow had a baby, but Willow eventually lost it and yelled that he would never find her baby. The judge ordered Willow to turn over the adoption records from when she let Brad Cooper and Lucas Jones adopt her son and when she refused, the judge ordered the police to take her into custody for contempt of court. After the session was adjourned for the day, Zahra told Shiloh that they would get the adoption records unsealed but that it didn't look good that he was living in a motel and was arrested for sexual assault. Shiloh said that he was never convicted since the charges were dropped. Zahra gave him tips on how to plead his case and suggested that he get rid of Dawn of Day since it wouldn't help his case.

On July 5, Zahra appeared again with Shiloh at the Metro Court and they were strategizing on how to plead their case. They were interrupted by Sonny Corinthos who attempted to hire her as an attorney and have her drop Shiloh as a client but that plan didn't work. Eventually Sonny's daughter Kristina spotted Shiloh and told him off while vowing to testify against him.

As of July 12, the case over who gets custody of "Wiley" was dropped because Shiloh had been arrested on charges of murder, sexual coercion and extortion.

Zahra was next seen on March 4, 2020 defending Shiloh’s widow Nelle Benson against A.D.A. Arden. The fake passports that Nelle was going to use to flee the country with Wiley were lost due to Valentin Cassadine and she was set free.

On March 12, Nelle leaves Zahra a message asking about the results of Brad’s trial.

Health & Vitals

  • Was born with celebral palsy (Maysoon, the actress who plays Zahra, was born with celebral palsy in real life) [lifelong disorder; revealed Jun 21, 2019]


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