Iranian Actresses Who Work Outside of Iran

by Persian_Star | created - 04 Jun 2012 | updated - 04 Jun 2013 | Public

Iranian Actresses Who Work Outside of Iran (Hollywood, ...)

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1. Golshifteh Farahani

Actress | Paterson

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 (1998), for which she won the prize for the Best Actress from the international section of the Fajr film ...

2. Mina Badie

Actress | Road to Perdition

Mina Badie was born on November 28, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mina Badiyi. She is an actress, known for Road to Perdition (2002), Greenberg (2010) and Eleventh Hour (2008).

3. Sarah Shahi

Actress | Bullet to the Head

Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a ...

4. Shohreh Aghdashloo

Actress | House of Sand and Fog

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 (1977) directed by the renowned Abbas Kiarostami, which won critics awards at the...

5. Nazanin Homa

Actress | The Dictator

Nazanin Homa is an actress and writer, known for The Dictator (2012), The CO-OP (2011) and Chatline (2019).

6. Catherine Bell

Actress | Bruce Almighty

Catherine was born in London, but she moved to California with her Iranian mother at the age of two. Her mother still acts as her personal assistant. As a girl, she acted in various TV advertisements. She went to UCLA to study biology/ pre-medicine, but she dropped out to become a model in Japan. ...

7. 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...

8. Valentin Siroon

Actress | Justice

Valentin Siroon was born in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress and costume designer, known for Justice (2006), Life's a Beach (2012) and Nip/Tuck (2003).

9. Vida Ghahremani

Actress | Eshq va entegham

Vida Ghahremani was born on May 27, 1937 in Tehran, Iran. She was an actress and producer, known for Love and Vengeance (1965), Storm in Our Town (1958) and The Midnight Terror (1961). She died on June 2, 2018.

11. Nadia Bjorlin

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Nadia Bjorlin was born the fifth out of six children. Her parents were Ulf Björlin (a Swedish conductor and composer, known to be the world's most active opera composer during the 20th century) and Fary Bjorlin. Her siblings are Katja, Kaj, Kamilla, Ulf Jr and Jean Paul. (Each sibling have a ...

12. GiGi Hessamian

Actress | Criminal Minds

GiGi Hessamian is an actress and writer, known for Criminal Minds (2005), The Orville (2017) and House (2004).

14. Yasmine Aker

Actress | 12 Strong

Yasmine Aker is an actress, singer and songwriter based out of Los Angeles, California. She was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Iranian parents and later moved to Canada. She began performing at an early age, starring in school plays and community events. She sang soprano with the Voices of ...

15. Atossa Leoni

Actress | The Kite Runner

Atossa Leoni was born in October 1977 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for The Kite Runner (2007), Eyes (2005) and The Florist (2004).

16. Jasmin Tabatabai

Actress | Der Baader Meinhof Komplex

She played in the woman-band "Even Cowgirls get the blues", which also helped her to play her part in the movie Bandits (1997). She wrote most of the songs for the Soundtrack of "Bandits". On 3rd December 2002, her first child, a girl named Angelina Sherri Rose, was born. Father of the child is the...

17. Shiva Negar

Actress | American Assassin

Shiva Negar comes from a very diverse background, born in Iran and raised in Turkey and Canada. She began her career as a child performer by performing on piano and guitar at recitals and in singing competitions. In high school, Shiva was involved in several school plays and theatre, which quickly ...

18. Mozhan Marnò

Actress | The Blacklist

Marnò was born in Los Angeles, and went to boarding school at Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts. She then received a BA in Comparative Literature from Barnard College, Columbia University and an MFA in Acting at the Yale School of Drama. She has received additional training at the Guthrie...

19. 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 ...

20. Sheila Vand

Actress | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Sheila Vand is an actress, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), Argo (2012) and We the Animals (2018).

21. Yara Shahidi

Actress | Salt

Yara Shahidi was born on February 10, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Yara Sayeh Shahidi. She is an actress and producer, known for Salt (2010), Black-ish (2014) and Alex Cross (2012).

22. Marjan Neshat

Actress | RoboCop

Marjan Neshat was born on October 10, 1975 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for RoboCop (2014), Alfie (2004) and Sex and the City 2 (2010).

23. 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...

24. Shiva Rose

Actress | David & Layla

Shiva Rose was born in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. An American of Irish and Iranian decent, she was raised in Iran until the age of ten when she and her family were forced to escape to Paris, then to Los Angeles.

She began her stage career at 15 at several theaters in Santa Monica. She attended UCLA ...

25. Taies Farzan

Actress | Argo

Taies Farzan was born in Tehran, Iran. Her family moved to Turkey and thereafter to Germany. She speaks Persian, Turkish, German, English, Kurdish. She was on stage at the age of 14 in Cologne Germany and appeared in lead positions in more than 15 stage pieces until she met Daryush Shokof in a ...

26. Saye Yabandeh

Actress | 5th & Alameda

SAYE YABANDEH is an Iranian-born Hollywood actress focused on using her platform to bring awareness to global issues and to give back to refugees and underserved children and families around the world. An award-winning international film actress and producer, Saye has been in over 34 films and ...

27. Nasim Pedrad

Actress | Aladdin

Nasim Pedrad (born November 18, 1981) is an American actress and comedian best known for her five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975) from 2009 to 2014. She has since gone on to co-star in sitcoms such as Mulaney (2014), Scream Queens (2015), People of Earth (2016), and New Girl ...

28. Nazanin Boniadi

Actress | Hotel Mumbai

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 (2011), for which she shared a 2015 SAG Award nomination in the Outstanding Performance by an ...

29. Mary Apick

Actress | The Right Stuff

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 ...

30. Carolena Sabah

Actress | Knuckle Draggers

Carolena Sabah was born on August 15, 1974 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress and producer, known for Alpha Males Experiment (2009), The Experimental Witch (2009) and Don't Gag Me (2007).

31. Atoosa Rubenstein

Actress | Miss Seventeen

Atoosa Rubenstein was born on January 13, 1972 in Tehran, Iran as Atoosa Behnegar. She is an actress, known for Miss Seventeen (2005), American Dreams (2002) and America's Next Top Model (2003). She has been married to Ari Rubenstein since August 29, 1998. They have one child.

32. Tandees Tanavoli

Producer | Impromptu: The Audition

Tandees' first film was destroyed when the building that housed her film school was hit by bombs in the Iran/Iraq war. She was then 16 years old. After graduating from high school, Tandees and her family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where she continued her studies in media, television and later on ...

33. Massy Tadjedin

Writer | Last Night

Massy Tadjedin was born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran. She is a writer and director, known for Last Night (2010), The Jacket (2005) and Leo (2002).

34. Marie Selva

Producer | Hole of Life

Marie Selva was born in Paris to an Iranian Mother and French/Spanish Father.She is an artist, film director who studied at the film school of cinema in Paris, France. She travel around the world and she is fascinated by people. After long trip and so many short movie and documentary she start her ...

35. Tala Ashe

Actress | Legends of Tomorrow

Tala Ashrafi (born July 24, 1984), known professionally as Tala Ashe, is an Iranian-American actress. She is known for her roles on the television series Smash, American Odyssey, and As the World Turns, as well as her regular role as Zari Tomaz on The CW superhero series Legends of Tomorrow.

Ashe ...

36. Nicole Sadighi

Actress | I Am Neda

Nicole, the daughter of two prominent Iranian-American journalists, Nader Sadighi and Shahla Arasteh, grew up in London, England, in a little town called Twickenham, Richmond upon Thames. And it was those early years that she remembers wanting to grow up to be an actress.

At the age of nine she ...

37. Dorianne Pahlavan

Actress | Argo

Dorianne Pahlavan is an actress and writer, known for Argo (2012) and Sunday (2013).

38. Yasmeen Yamak

Actress | Ruby Slippers

Yasmeen Yamak was born on July 23, 1997 in California, USA. She is an actress, known for Ruby Slippers (2011), One Warm Night (2012) and Zoochosis Presents: Animal Rescue! (2012).

39. Nikka Far

Actress | Argo

Nikka Far is an actress and director, known for Argo (2012) and Paranoid Activity (2011).

40. Asa Soltan Rahmati

Self | Shahs of Sunset

Asa Soltan Rahmati was born on September 1, 1976 in Ahwaz, Iran.

41. Rome Shadanloo

Actress | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Rome started out doing theater in Santa Monica College and was one of six students picked to work with Dustin Hoffman when he came to visit the school. She soon excelled and was invited back to perform scenes for the new students and share her personal experiences with them. A few years later she ...

42. Necar Zadegan

Actress | 24

Necar began working in the theater at age 16 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and has since stayed close to the theater while splitting her time between film and television. In 2011, she played a lead role in the FilmMcQueen production of "Meth Head." She followed that with a role on ...

43. Maryam Tarami

Actress | February

Maryam Taram is an award-winning actress and film producer. She got into acting in her teenage years. Maryam took acting classes at the drama academy in the Netherlands and later trained at several acting schools in the United States. After years of theater experience, she made her film debut as ...

44. Nina Nayebi

Actress | Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

Nina Nayebi is an actress and producer, known for Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011), 60 Seconds of Distance (2006) and The X-Files (1993).

45. Artemis Pebdani

Actress | Sex Tape

Artemis Pebdani is an actress and writer, known for Sex Tape (2014), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and The Shield (2002).



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