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1. Shohreh Aghdashloo Shohreh Aghdashloo Actress, X-Men: The Last Stand 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 (The Report) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the Moscow Film Festival...
2. 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...
3. Nasim Pedrad Nasim Pedrad Actress, Despicable Me 2
4. 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...
5. Shaun Toub Shaun Toub Actor, Iron Man Shaun 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. His high school yearbook notes: "The Funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world." After two years of college in Massachusetts...
6. 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, Hezar dastan...
7. Ramin Karimloo Ramin Karimloo Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
8. 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...
9. Marshall Manesh Marshall Manesh Actor, True Lies 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...
10. Bahar Soomekh Bahar Soomekh Actress, Saw III Bahar Soomekh was born on March 30th 1975 in Tehran, Iran, to a Persian Jewish family, and moved, at age 4, with her parents and sister, Saba Soomekh, to Los Angeles, United States, in 1979, to escape the Iranian revolution. She attended a yeshiva, Sinai Akiba Academy and Beverly Hills High School, where she played the violin in the school orchestra...
11. 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...
12. Navid Negahban Navid Negahban Actor, Brothers Navid Negahban was born and raised in Mashhad, Iran. His passion for acting led him to Germany, where he spent eight years honing his theatrical skills prior to arriving in the US. Navid has been building a strong resume ever since, playing a broad range of intriguing characters for film, theatre, and television...
13. Abbas Kiarostami Abbas Kiarostami Writer, 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...
14. Amir Mokri Amir Mokri Cinematographer, Man of Steel
15. Marjan Neshat Marjan Neshat Actress, RoboCop
16. Maz Jobrani Maz Jobrani Actor, The Interpreter
17. Darius Khondji Darius Khondji Cinematographer, Se7en
18. Saye Yabandeh Saye Yabandeh Actress, 5th & Alameda 3 times Best Actress Award winner Saye Yabnadeh. After deciding to use film to build a platform to share a message with the world, Saye moved to Los Angeles and studied acting at The Meisner Center and directing at UCLA. She is fluent in English and Farsi, and has traveled much of the world for plays and film work and to experience life...
19. Barbet Schroeder Barbet Schroeder Producer, Murder by Numbers
20. 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...
21. Ali Mosaffa Ali Mosaffa Actor, The Past Mosaffa was born in Tehran, Iran. His father, Mozaher Mosaffa is a renowned Persian poet and professor of Persian literature at the University of Tehran (UT). Mosaffa's mother, Amir Banoo Karimi is also a leading scholar and professor of Persian literature at the University of Tehran (UT) and the eldest daughter of the legendary Persian poet, Amiri Firuzkuhi...
22. Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi Director, Persepolis
23. Homayoun Ershadi Homayoun Ershadi Actor, Zero Dark Thirty
24. Marco Khan Marco Khan Actor, Iron Man 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...
25. Mohsen Makhmalbaf Mohsen Makhmalbaf Writer, Kandahar
26. Dominic Rains Dominic Rains Actor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
27. 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...
28. Bahram Radan Bahram Radan Actor, Santoori 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 attending Farhangian School for his primary education, Hejrat Middle School, and Borhan & Matin High Schools, he started studying Business Management...
29. Parsa Pirouzfar Parsa Pirouzfar Actor, Bijan in America Parsa Pirouzfar was born in Tehran. During 1984 to 1990 when he was at school he designed comic strips without publishing them. He graduated from high school in 1990 having studied the Maths and Physics major. He began his academic education in painting in 1991 at the University of Tehran's Faculty of Fine Arts; at the same time...
30. Jafar Panahi Jafar Panahi Director, This Is Not a Film
31. 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...
32. Edwin Avaness Edwin Avaness Producer, The Journey Edwin Avaness received his Master of Arts Degree from Northwestern University's Radio-TV-Film Program, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film and Digital Media productions at University of California, Santa Cruz. He joined the executive board of Arpa Foundation for Film, Music and Art in 1999 and directed the 3rd Annual Arpa International Film Festival in 2000...
33. Asa Soltan Rahmati Asa Soltan Rahmati Self, Cast of Love & Hip Hop/Matthew Rhys/Asa Soltan Rahmati/Walk the Moon
34. Bob Yari Bob Yari Producer, Crash
35. Claudia Lynx Claudia Lynx Actress, Lady Magdalene's
36. Rosie Malek-Yonan Rosie Malek-Yonan Actress, Rendition Rosie Malek-Yonan was born on the fourth of July, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, director, producer, published author, documentary filmmaker, a classically trained pianist, composer and a human rights activist. She is a descendant of one of the oldest and most prominent Assyrian Christian families from the Middle-East...
37. Massy Tadjedin Massy Tadjedin Writer, The Jacket
38. Amir Khalighi Amir Khalighi Stunts, The Mechanic Amir Khalighi was born in Tehran Iran. The Iranian Revolution thwarted him out of Iran and into the neon lights of the West. His start in the arts came at the age of 17 with the theatrical lead in the UJ Production of "Our House" then laid dormant until his productions of two successful Los Angeles shows...
39. Sohrab Shahid Saless Sohrab Shahid Saless Director, Still Life
40. Tala Ashe Tala Ashe Actress, Straphanger
41. David Diaan David Diaan Actor, The Stoning of Soraya M. David Diaan has built an impressive career as an acclaimed Iranian American Actor, Writer, and Producer. David came to the United States as a teenager and completed high school in the Midwest. He then studied Radio, Television, & Journalism at the University of Missouri Columbia. David's first endeavor...
42. Behrouz Vossoughi Behrouz Vossoughi Actor, Rhino Season Behrouz Vossoughi is one of Iran's most legendary actors. He has over 40 years of experience in the motion picture industry, with featured appearances in more than 90 films. In addition to his work in films, television, radio and theater, Behrouz' performances have earned him recognition at several international film festivals...
43. Mardik Martin Mardik Martin Writer, Raging Bull Mardik Martin is in the elite group of screenwriters on WGA's list of 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written. He immigrated to the United States from Iraq to attend New York University. He won the Mahler award and graduated with a Master's degree in 1968 and then went on to teach screen-writing at NYU from 1968 to 1973...
44. Dar Dixon Dar Dixon Actor, Control
45. Narges Rashidi Narges Rashidi Actress, Æon Flux 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...
46. Mercedes Javid Mercedes Javid Self, Shahs of Sunset
47. Laleh Pourkarim Laleh Pourkarim Soundtrack, Sebbe Laleh Pourkarim lives in Bjuröklubb, Sweden with her family. She studied music and drama at Hvitfeltska Gymnasiet. Greatest interests include music; she sings and plays the saxophone and percussion instruments in different bands. She likes to play all kinds of music but has a greater bent for folk music, jazz and rhythm and blues.
48. Melika Foroutan Melika Foroutan Actress, Die dunkle Seite
49. 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...
50. Navid Navid Navid Navid Actor, For a Moment, Freedom Navid was born in Teheran, Iran. Due to the Iran-Iraq war the four-year old Navid had to escape with his family from his native country. They lived for some time in the USA but since 1985 Navid has been in Germany at home. Navid has grown up trilingual (English, German, Persian). He was 8 years old when he stepped foot on a stage for the 1st time...
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