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Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran, on May 11, 1952. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report (1977) (The Report) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the Moscow Film Festival. In 1978, she won wider acclaim and... See full bio »

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 2016/II The Promise (filming)
 2016 Window Horses (filming)
Mehrnaz (voice)
 2015 Elementary (TV Series)
Liliane Bellerose
- Tag, You're Me (2015) ... Liliane Bellerose
 2015 Septembers of Shiraz
 2015 Last Knights
 2015 The Expanse (TV Series)
Chrisjen Avasarala
- Leviathan Wakes (2015) ... Chrisjen Avasarala
- Episode #1.9 (2015) ... Chrisjen Avasarala
- Salvage (2015) ... Chrisjen Avasarala
- Windmills (2015) ... Chrisjen Avasarala
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Chrisjen Avasarala
 2014 Scorpion (TV Series)
Dr. Cassandra Davis
- True Colors (2014) ... Dr. Cassandra Davis
 2014 Still Here (Short)
 2014 Destiny (Video Game)
Lakshmi-2, Future War Cult Merchant (voice)
 2014 Rosewater
 2014 Bones (TV Series)
Azita Vaziri
- The Cold in the Case (2014) ... Azita Vaziri
 2014 Believe (TV Series)
Mrs. Delkash
- Origin (2014) ... Mrs. Delkash
 2013/I Silk (Short)
 2012-2013 The Mob Doctor (TV Series)
Dr. Lauren Baylor
- Resurrection (2013) ... Dr. Lauren Baylor
- Legacy (2012) ... Dr. Lauren Baylor
- Change of Heart (2012) ... Dr. Lauren Baylor
 2012 Mass Effect 3 (Video Game)
Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay (voice)
 2012 Portlandia (TV Series)
Nelofar Jamshidi
- Cool Wedding (2012) ... Nelofar Jamshidi
 2011 NCIS (TV Series)
Mariam Bawali
- Safe Harbor (2011) ... Mariam Bawali
 2011 House M.D. (TV Series)
Afsoun Hamidi
- Moving On (2011) ... Afsoun Hamidi
 2011/I On the Inside
Dr. Lofton
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Detective Sunny Qadri
- Dirty (2011) ... Detective Sunny Qadri
 2010 Mass Effect 2 (Video Game)
Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay (voice)
 2009 Flashforward (TV Series)
Nhadra Udaya
- A561984 (2009) ... Nhadra Udaya
- 137 Sekunden (2009) ... Nhadra Udaya
 2008 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- Mypods and Boomsticks (2008) ... Mina (voice)
 2006-2007 Smith (TV Series)
- Seven (2007) ... Charlie
- Six (2007) ... Charlie (credit only)
- Five (2007) ... Charlie
- Four (2007) ... Charlie
- Three (2006) ... Charlie (credit only)
 2006 Curious George (TV Series)
Hat Salesperson
- The Clean, Perfect Yellow Hat/Bee Is for Bear (2006) ... Hat Salesperson (voice)
 2006 ER (TV Series)
Riza Kardatay
- Lost in America (2006) ... Riza Kardatay
 2006 Will & Grace (TV Series)
- Cowboys and Iranians (2006) ... Pam
 2006 American Dreamz
Nazneen Riza
 2005 Babak & Friends: A First Norooz (Video short)
 2004 The Secret Service (TV Movie)
Lila Ravan
 2002/I Possessed (Short)
 2002 Maryam
Homa Armin
 2001 America So Beautiful
Exiled actress
 2000 Surviving Paradise
 1993 Martin (TV Series)
- Jerome's in the House (1993) ... Malika (as Shohreh Vaziri)
 1993 Twenty Bucks
Ghada Holiday
 1991 Raha
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
- Nowhere to Turn (1990) ... Saleslady (as Shohreh)
 1989 Guests of Hotel Astoria
Pori Karemnia
 1978 Desiderium
 1977 The Report (as Shoreh Aghdashloo)
 1976 Shatranje bad
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Other Works:

She narrated parts of "The Beloved is Here" or "Maashough Haminjast" which fuses the spiritual poetry of infamous Persian poet; Rumi. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Shoreh Aghdashloo | Shohreh | Shohreh Vaziri


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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The whole world is global. With the Internet, it's like we're all living in a small village. We're starting more and more to realize there is no difference, we can work together, we can put aside our differences and work on our similarities and be successful in that way. See more »


She is interested in Farsi literature. See more »


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