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1. 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...
2. 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...
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. 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...
7. 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...
8. Maz Jobrani Maz Jobrani Actor, The Interpreter
9. 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...
10. 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...
11. Darius Khondji Darius Khondji Cinematographer, Amour
12. 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...
13. Leila Hatami Leila Hatami Actress, A Separation After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electrical Engineering Dee Lausanne (EPFL). After two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. After a pause of a few...
14. 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...
15. Barbet Schroeder Barbet Schroeder Producer, Murder by Numbers
16. 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...
17. Ramin Karimloo Ramin Karimloo Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
18. Babak Najafi Babak Najafi Director, London Has Fallen
19. Marjan Neshat Marjan Neshat Actress, RoboCop
20. 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...
21. Marina Ghane Marina Ghane Actress, El Dorado
22. Farhad Safinia Farhad Safinia Writer, Apocalypto
23. 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...
24. Dominic Rains Dominic Rains Actor, Burn Country
25. Reza Aslan Reza Aslan Self, Bhutto
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Saye Yabandeh Saye Yabandeh Actress, 5th & Alameda Saye Yabandeh is an award-winning actress, executive producer, director and humanitarian. Her athleticism is the success key to much of her work. An expert with all firearms and other types of weapons, she is an avid polo player and health and fitness advocate. Saye is also the CEO of Leo Entertainment which is based out of New York and Los Angeles...
29. Mohammad Reza Golzar Mohammad Reza Golzar Actor, Boutique Mohammad Reza Golzar (Azari) was born to Shahnaz and Parviz Golzar Azari on the Iranian New Year- Norouz- March 21, 1977. His father is a mechanical engineer and his mother a homemaker. He graduated in mechanical engineering from the Islamic Azad University, South. He has an older brother named Alireza who is a civil engineer and a sister named Atousa who is a German translator...
30. Dar Dixon Dar Dixon Actor, Father Pete's Corner
31. Aylar Lie Aylar Lie Actress, Yohan - Barnevandrer Aylar was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1984 and came to Norway at the age of three. Due to a turbulent domestic situation she was taken away from her parents and grew up in foster care. Although she moved from Iran at an early age, she has always felt strong ties to her Persian roots and great love for her foster parents as well as her biological parents...
32. Ali Mosaffa Ali Mosaffa Actor, Le passé 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...
33. 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...
34. Ethan Rains Ethan Rains Actor, Sin City Ethan Rains graduated from Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of The Arts Theatre Program in 2004. He carved his way to Los Angeles with a recurring role on the fall primetime pickup series of NBC's "LAX." He was cast in a recurring role on "The Young and The Restless" after a national talent contest sponsored by CBS...
35. Bijan Daneshmand Bijan Daneshmand Actor, Body of Lies
36. Massy Tadjedin Massy Tadjedin Writer, The Jacket
37. 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...
38. 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...
39. Mahtab Keramati Mahtab Keramati Actress, Bist
40. Pegah Ferydoni Pegah Ferydoni Actress, Türkisch für Anfänger
41. Samira Makhmalbaf Samira Makhmalbaf Director, September 11 Samira Makhmalbaf Filmmaker Born on February 15,1980 in Tehran. At the age of eight, she played in "The Cyclist" directed by her father, Mohsen Makhmalbaf the celebrated Iranian filmmaker. At the age of 17, she directed her first feature titled "The Apple" and She went on to become the youngest director in the world participating in the official section of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival...
42. Mary Apick Mary Apick Actress, I Am Neda Mary began her acting career as a child star in Iran. One of her earliest successes was Octopus, a long running television show where Mary performed in political and satirical skits that helped change and liberalize the society. Going on to star in countless television shows, feature films and plays...
43. Reza Farahan Reza Farahan Self, Shahs of Sunset
44. Shebly Niavarani Shebly Niavarani Actor, Gåsmamman Shebly Niavarani was born in Teheran, Iran. Moved with his family to Sweden during the Iran-Irak war. He grew up in different cities in Sweden and had a early passion for movies and theatre. At age 20 he was accepted to Academy of Dramatical Arts in Stockholm and studied acting there for 4 years. After...
45. Navid Navid Navid Navid Actor, Septembers of Shiraz 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...
46. 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...
47. Claudia Lynx Claudia Lynx Actress, Lady Magdalene's
48. Baran Kosari Baran Kosari Actress, Asabani nistam! Baran Kosari was born in 1985 in Tehran. She graduated from Soureh academy. The Best Papa Of World (1991) is her first acting experiment. Since then, she acted in her mother's movie Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Narges (1991), The Blue Scarf (1994), The May Lady (1997), Rain and Landsman episode - from Kish Stories episode (1998)...
49. Esti Yerushalmi Esti Yerushalmi Actress, Schindler's List
50. Khosrow Vaziri Khosrow Vaziri Actor, Operation Belvis Bash Iranian professional wrestler best known for his work in the 1980s for WWE (then the WWF) as the Iron Sheik. Trained under Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson and debuted under his own name in 1973 for the American Wrestling Association. Changed to Ali Vaziri while working for NWA Big Time Wrestling (the...
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