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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. Nasim Pedrad Nasim Pedrad Actress, Despicable Me 2
3. 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...
4. 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...
5. 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...
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, Hezardastan...
7. 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...
8. 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...
9. Ramin Karimloo Ramin Karimloo Actor, The Phantom of the Opera
10. Maz Jobrani Maz Jobrani Actor, The Interpreter
11. Marjan Neshat Marjan Neshat Actress, RoboCop
12. Dominic Rains Dominic Rains Actor, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
13. Barbet Schroeder Barbet Schroeder Producer, Murder by Numbers
14. Darius Khondji Darius Khondji Cinematographer, Se7en
15. 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...
16. 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...
17. Bobby Naderi Bobby Naderi Actor, Argo 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...
18. 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...
19. 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...
20. Taraneh Alidoosti Taraneh Alidoosti Actress, About Elly 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...
21. 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...
22. Mohsen Makhmalbaf Mohsen Makhmalbaf Writer, Kandahar
23. 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...
24. Bahram Radan Bahram Radan Actor, The Musicman 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...
25. 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...
26. Shebly Niavarani Shebly Niavarani Actor, The Swimsuit Issue 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...
27. Reza Farahan Reza Farahan Self, Reza Farahan
28. Massy Tadjedin Massy Tadjedin Writer, The Jacket
29. 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...
30. Amir Shervan Amir Shervan Director, Samurai Cop
31. Mahnaz Afshar Mahnaz Afshar Actress, Cease Fire 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...
32. 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...
33. 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...
34. 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...
35. 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 & Art in 1999 and directed the 3rd Annual Arpa International Film Festival in 2000...
36. Reza Aslan Reza Aslan Self, Reza Aslan
37. Ann Claire Van Shaick Ann Claire Van Shaick Self, Love Is in the Heir
38. Claudia Lynx Claudia Lynx Actress, Lady Magdalene's
39. Samira Makhmalbaf Samira Makhmalbaf Director, September 11 Born in Tehran, Samira is the daughter of director Mohsen Makhmalbaf. She got her first taste of the cinema when she was eight, playing a cameo role as a little girl in her father's film The Cyclist. After leaving school at 15 because she found the teachers incompetent, she began learning to make films...
40. Dar Dixon Dar Dixon Actor, Father Pete's Corner
41. Mahtab Keramati Mahtab Keramati Actress, Bist
42. Pegah Ferydoni Pegah Ferydoni Actress, Women Without Men
43. Saman Moghadam Saman Moghadam Director, Maxx Saman Moghadam was born in Tehran, Iran on 6th of January, 1969. He became interested in filmmaking and storytelling in his teens, and continued to follow up on his dream of becoming a filmmaker after graduating high school. He studied filmmaking at the Cinematic Educational Complex in Tehran. Moghadam was trained by such veteran directors including Kimiayi...
44. Dariush Mehrjui Dariush Mehrjui Director, Hamoun
45. Mohammad Reza Golzar Mohammad Reza Golzar Actor, Boutique He was born on 21 March 1977 in Tehran, Iran. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Azad University. Before starting his acting career with Sam and Narges, he gained fame as the guitarist of the Iranian music band, Arian band. In 2000, he was invited to act in Sam and Narges by Iranian director...
46. Fatemah Motamed-Aria Fatemah Motamed-Aria Actress, Nabat
47. 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...
48. Marina Ghane Marina Ghane Actress, El Dorado
49. Googoosh Googoosh Actress, Dar emtedad shab Faegheh Atashin, nicknamed Googoosh, was born in 1950 in Tehran. She lost her mother when she was an infant and moved with her father to Tehran. Her father, Saber, was an entertainer and a comedian, and he encouraged Googoosh to sing in bars and cafés in Laleh-Zar Street of Tehran when she was only 5 years old...
50. Anita Khalatbari Anita Khalatbari Actress, Shirin in Love
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