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1. Golshifteh Farahani Golshifteh Farahani Actress, Body of Lies Golshifteh started her acting career in theater at the age of 6 and has always kept a strong link with theater, but it was at the age of 14 that she acted in her first film The Pear Tree, for which she won the prize for the Best Actress from the international section of the Fajr film festival, immediately making her one of the stars of Iranian cinema...
2. Shohreh Aghdashloo Shohreh Aghdashloo Actress, The Promise Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. In the 1970s at age 20, she achieved nationwide stardom in her homeland of Iran, starring in some prominent pictures such as The Report directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the Moscow Film Festival...
3. Nazanin Boniadi Nazanin Boniadi Actress, Homeland Nazanin Boniadi is rapidly making her mark in both film and television. She co-starred as CIA analyst Fara Sherazi on seasons three and four of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama Homeland, for which she shared a 2015 SAG Award nomination in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category...
4. Nasim Pedrad Nasim Pedrad Actress, Despicable Me 2
5. Tami Stronach Tami Stronach Actress, The NeverEnding Story She is half-Scottish (father) and half-Israeli (mother). Her father Professor David Stronach, was a notable expert on Persian antiquities. The family had to flee Persia/Iran during the Revolution. They went to America, but ended up in Israel, where Tami is still based. She was studying acting in California...
6. Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi Writer, A Separation Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986 where he made 8mm and 16mm short films. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran's School of...
7. Parham Rownaghi Parham Rownaghi Actor, Degrassi: Next Class
8. Shaun Toub Shaun Toub Actor, Iron Man Shaun Toub was born in Tehran, Iran, to a Persian Jewish family. He was raised in Manchester, England. At the age of 14, he moved to Switzerland and after a two year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire, to finish his last year of high school. After two years of college in Massachusetts...
9. Taraneh Alidoosti Taraneh Alidoosti Actress, Forushande Born on January 12th 1984 in Tehran. Her father is a former national team football player, Hamid Alidoosti. She started her career as an actress visiting Amin Tarokh's acting school in 2000. Soon she was chosen for her first role in I Am Taraneh, I Am Fifteen Years Old (I'm Taraneh, 15), which has so far remained her main success...
10. Darius Khondji Darius Khondji Cinematographer, Amour
11. Marshall Manesh Marshall Manesh Actor, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Marshall Manesh was born in Iran. He lost his father at an early age and was raised by his beloved mother, whom he feels he got his strength from to make it in show biz. He came to America in the mid "70s" and joined the Persian Theater Group and traveled extensively through out The United States, Canada and Europe for 8 years...
12. Navid Negahban Navid Negahban Actor, American Sniper Navid, though sometimes called "the man of a thousand faces," is still most widely regarded as Abu Nazir, the enigmatic al-Qaeda leader he played for two seasons on Showtime's Emmy-winning original series "Homeland." Among his many fans are Israeli president Shimon Peres and U.S. president Barack Obama...
13. Tala Ashe Tala Ashe Actress, American Odyssey
14. Abbas Kiarostami Abbas Kiarostami Director, Certified Copy Abbas Kiarostami was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1940. He graduated from university with a degree in fine arts before starting work as a graphic designer. He then joined the Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, where he started a film section, and this started his career as a filmmaker at the age of 30...
15. Shahab Hosseini Shahab Hosseini Actor, A Separation Shahab Hosseini was born on February 3, 1974 in Tehran, Iran. He grew up in a family of six and was the oldest child. He earned his high school diploma in Biology. Once a psychology student at the University of Tehran, he dropped out with the intent of emigrating to Canada. Instead, he ended up as a radio host in Iran...
16. Ramin Karimloo Ramin Karimloo Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
17. Bahar Soomekh Bahar Soomekh Actress, Saw III Bahar Soomekh was born on March 30, 1975 in Tehran, Iran, to a Persian Jewish family. She is the daughter of Manijeh and Hamid Soomekh, who owned a women's high fashion company. She has a sister, Saba Soomekh. The family moved to Los Angeles in 1979, to escape the Iranian revolution. She attended a yeshiva...
18. Bahar Pars Bahar Pars Actress, En man som heter Ove
19. Leila Hatami Leila Hatami Actress, A Separation Award-winning actress, Leila Hatami, was born on October 1, 1972 in Tehran, Iran, to legendary Iranian Director, Ali Hatami, and actress mother, Zari Khoshkam (Zahra Hatami). During her childhood, she appeared in several of her father's films including the historical TV series, Hezardastan...
20. Narges Rashidi Narges Rashidi Actress, Under the Shadow Narges Rashidi was born in Iran, settled in 1987 with her family at first in Turkey and a year later to Germany. After graduation she moved to Berlin and studied acting. In 2005 she attended in Los Angeles the Master Class with MK Lewis. In 2007 she received the award for Best Young Actress at the New York International Independent Film Video Festival for her role as Lolita in A2Z...
21. Maz Jobrani Maz Jobrani Actor, The Interpreter
22. Marjan Neshat Marjan Neshat Actress, RoboCop
23. Dominic Rains Dominic Rains Actor, Burn Country
24. Sareh Bayat Sareh Bayat Actress, A Separation Sareh Bayat was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She majored in Theater at university and received a Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from Tehran's Police Theatre Festival in 2001. She furthered her acting training at Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture's School of Cinematic Arts where she received lessons by renowned actor...
25. Barbet Schroeder Barbet Schroeder Producer, Murder by Numbers
26. Hossein Amini Hossein Amini Writer, Drive Hossein Amini was born in Iran, and when he was 11 years old, he and his family moved to England. Amini's first screenplay was for the 1994 TV movie The Dying of the Light, which was directed by Peter Kosminsky. The TV movie covered the murder of Sean Devereux, an aid worker who was murdered in Somalia in 1993 for criticizing arms sales...
27. Bobby Naderi Bobby Naderi Actor, Under the Shadow Born in Tehran, Naderi had an cultured childhood having being raised between Iran, Europe, Canada and the U.S. Bobby by sheer chance found his way into the Arts in his early 20s which led him to study with Judith Weston then began working on stage and the indie film. He gained notice for his lead role in Sundance Festival Hit...
28. Majid Majidi Majid Majidi Director, Children of Heaven Majid Majidi was born on April 17, 1959 in Tehran, Iran to a middle class family. He started acting in amateur theater groups at the age of fourteen. After receiving his high school diploma, he started studying art at the Institute of Dramatic Art in Tehran. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, his interest in cinema brought him to act in various films...
29. Asa Soltan Rahmati Asa Soltan Rahmati Self, Shahs of Sunset
30. Jafar Panahi Jafar Panahi Director, In film nist
31. Jay Tavare Jay Tavare Actor, Adaptation.
32. Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi Director, Persepolis
33. Babak Najafi Babak Najafi Director, London Has Fallen
34. Farhad Safinia Farhad Safinia Writer, Apocalypto
35. Amir Shervan Amir Shervan Director, Samurai Cop Amir Shervan, was born Amir Hosein Ghaffar in Tehran, Iran on May 24, 1929. In the U.S. he is mostly known for directing the movies Hollywood cop and Samurai Cop but was better known in Iran for his directing, writing and acting in numerous films. Shervan studied theater in Pasadena California in the 1940s and returned to Iran to begin his career in film...
36. Reza Farahan Reza Farahan Self, Shahs of Sunset
37. Mohsen Makhmalbaf Mohsen Makhmalbaf Writer, Safar e Ghandehar Mohsen Makhmalbaf is known as one of the most influential filmmakers and founders of the new wave of Iranian cinema in the world today. Many of his films like Salam Cinema, A Moment Of Innocence, Gabbeh, Kandahar and The President have been widely well received across the globe and have brought him over 50 international awards from the prestigious film festivals like Cannes, Venice, Locarno...
38. Bahram Radan Bahram Radan Actor, Barcode Bahram Radan is an award-winning Iranian actor, referred to in the West as "the Iranian Brad Pitt" He was born on 28 April 1979 in Tehran, Iran. After High School, he started studying Business Management in university.While attending the university, Radan signed up for acting classes. He was later given an opportunity for his first role in the film...
39. Homayoun Ershadi Homayoun Ershadi Actor, A Most Wanted Man
40. Marco Khan Marco Khan Actor, 10,000 BC Marco Khan(lian) is a true citizen of the world. He was born March 27th of Armenian parents in Tehran, Iran. His father, Levon was born in Lebanon and raised in Iran where he met his wife Anna, born in Babol, Iran. Marco's grandparents (from his mother's side) were a grandfather from Russia and a grandmother from the country of Georgia...
41. Saye Yabandeh Saye Yabandeh Actress, 5th & Alameda Award-winning actress, executive producer and humanitarian, Saye Yabandeh, is the Global Ambassador for the Global Citizen Foundation. The organization reaches out to children and young people who are in need and supports them with education initiatives, community-centered building projects, and sustainable development programs...
42. Nikita Cash Nikita Cash Actress, Sinful Desires
43. Amir Mokri Amir Mokri Cinematographer, Man of Steel
44. Teni Panosian Teni Panosian Actress, Mac & Devin Go to High School
45. Arsi Nami Arsi Nami Actor, Love Is Blind Arsi Nami is an award winning Music Therapist, Actor, Singer & Songwriter born as Arsalan Nami, in Shiraz, Iran. He and his family were refugees migrating to Sweden in 1988 during the Iran and Iraq war. He grew up in Sweden. Speaks Farsi, Swedish, Dari, English, Norwegian, French, Danish and Spanish...
46. Bahman Ghobadi Bahman Ghobadi Director, Turtles Can Fly Bahman Ghobadi was born in 1969 in Baneh, in the province of Iranian Kurdistan, near the Iran-Iraq border. Shortly after graduating from the National Audiovisual School, he made his first short, immediately acclaimed by the local critics. One of these short films, "Life in Fog" (1999) is even considered as the most famous short ever made in Iran...
47. Mohammad Reza Golzar Mohammad Reza Golzar Actor, Boutique The third child of a family of 6, Mohammad Reza Golzar is one of the most recognizable faces amongst Iranians everywhere. His dashing good looks and his down to earth attitude when faced with crowds of fans has made him one of Iran's darling stars. In the past few years, Reza has been working more diligently...
48. Mercedes Javid Mercedes Javid Self, Shahs of Sunset
49. Mahnaz Afshar Mahnaz Afshar Actress, Atash bas Mahnaz Afshar was born in Tehran on June 11 1977. She graduated in natural science in high school . After graduation, one of her relatives who was the Theater Affairs Assistant in "Soureh" college introduced her to "Hannaneh" Art institute. Having studied video edition in the following years, she participated in assembly job of "Ketabe Avval" training materials...
50. Cassandra Clare Cassandra Clare Writer, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Cassandra Clare is the author of The Mortal Instruments Series and the Infernal Devices series. She was born to American parents Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt in Teheran,Iran. Her father is a business school professor and an author. Her maternal grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. She spent much of her childhood traveling the world with her family...
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