Iranian in Hollywood

by jhcheeeass | created - 08 Jan 2018 | updated - 08 Jan 2018 | Public

1. 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...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. Asghar Farhadi

Writer | Forushande

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...

5. Bob Yari

Producer | Crash

Bob Yari was born on May 30, 1961 in Iran. He is a producer and executive, known for Crash (2004), The Illusionist (2006) and Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015).

6. Christiane Amanpour

Actress | Zoolander 2

Christiane Amanpour was born on January 12, 1958 in London, England, UK. She is a writer and actress, known for Zoolander 2 (2016), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Trash (2014). She was previously married to James Rubin.

7. Barbet Schroeder

Director | La Virgen de los Sicarios

Barbet Schroeder was born on August 26, 1941 in Tehran, Iran. He is a director and producer, known for Our Lady of the Assassins (2000), Murder by Numbers (2002) and Barfly (1987). He has been married to Bulle Ogier since April 1991.

8. Farhad Safinia

Writer | Apocalypto

Farhad Safinia was born in 1975 in Tehran, Iran. He is a writer and producer, known for Apocalypto (2006), The Professor and the Madman (2019) and Boss (2011). He has been married to Laura Regan since 2007.

9. Adrian Pasdar

Actor | Carlito's Way

Adrian Pasdar was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to Rosemarie Pasdar (née Sbresny), who owns a travel agency, and Homayoon Pasdar, a prominent heart surgeon. His father is Iranian and his mother, who was born in Germany, is of German, and some Polish, descent. At the age of 2, his father moved ...

10. Payman Maadi

Actor | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

Peyman Maadi was born in 1972 in New York City to an Iranian couple. His father was a lawyer. His family moved back to Iran when he was 5 years old. He graduated in Metallurgical Engineering from Karaj Azad University. Maadi started his film career as a screenwriter in late 2000s. He is the writer ...

11. 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 ...

12. Homayoun Ershadi

Actor | The Kite Runner

Homayoun Ershadi was born in 1947 in Isfahan, Iran. He is an actor, known for The Kite Runner (2007), Taste of Cherry (1997) and A Most Wanted Man (2014).

13. Babak Karimi

Actor | Forushande

Babak Karimi was born on March 22, 1960 in Prague, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]. He is an actor and editor, known for The Salesman (2016), The Past (2013) and A Separation (2011).

14. Yara Shahidi

Actress | Salt

Yara Shahidi was born on February 10, 2000 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Salt (2010), Black-ish (2014) and Grown-ish (2018).

15. 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...

16. Sarah Shahi

Actress | Black Adam

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

17. 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 ...

18. Shermine Sharivar

Actress | Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei

Shermine Sharivar was born on September 17, 1982 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (1996), Traveling Light (2021) and Top Models Made in Paris (2010).

19. 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.

She has worked with Producer Georgia Masters (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) whom she'd worked with previously on the BAFTA nominated 'One Night Stand' starring ...

20. 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. ...

21. Nasim Pedrad

Actress | Despicable Me 2

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 ...

22. Leyla Milani

Actress | Shut Up and Shoot!

Leyla--AKA Lucky #13 can be seen on several hit network shows, several upcoming motion picture releases, as well as a new nationally televised Budweiser commercial.

As Brittany, "the girl on the go in the 310," Leyla Milani adds to her ever growing list of film credits, appearing in this highly ...

23. Lanna Joffrey

Actress | Fishing Naked

Lanna Joffrey was born on September 9, 1977 in Iran. She is an actress, known for Fishing Naked (2015), The Murder Plans (2011) and Like No Tomorrow: An Apocalypse Anthology (2020).

24. Nikka Far

Actress | Argo

Nikka Far is known for Argo (2012) and Paranoid Activity (2011).

25. Kathreen Khavari

Actress | Avengers Assemble

Kathreen Khavari is known for Avengers Assemble (2012), Big Little Lies (2017) and Insecure (2016).

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. Mania Akbari

Director | 20 Fingers

Mania Akbari was born in 1974 in Tehran, Iran. She is a director and writer, known for 20 Fingers (2004), One 2 One (2011) and 10 + 4 (Dah be alaveh chahar) (2007).

28. Navid Negahban

Actor | Aladdin

Born in Mashhad, Iran, Navid Negahban's passion for acting led him to Germany where he spent eight years before embarking on Hollywood. Dubbed as "the man of a thousand faces," he garnered critical acclaim for his role "Abu Nazir" on the Emmy® Award-winning series Homeland. His quiet and composed ...

29. Nazanin Mandi

Actress | Dreamcatcher

A native of Valencia, CA, Nazanin Mandi Pimentel is a natural- Born Performer; Singing at age 5, Modeling at age 10, performing the Mozart Requiem at Carnegie Hall and acting at age 15. Her beginnings in the world of entertainment whispered Greatness from an early age.

Her evolution continues to be ...

30. Pej Vahdat

Actor | The Old Man

Pej Vahdat is known for The Old Man (2022), City on a Hill (2019) and Shameless (2011).

31. David Diaan

Actor | The Stoning of Soraya M.

David Diaan has built an impressive career as an 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 in ...

32. Shaun Toub

Actor | Tehran

Shaun Toub was born in Tehran, Iran. He was raised in Manchester, England. At 14 he moved to Switzerland and then to New Hampshire. After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC where he graduated.

Toub has received accolades for several of his appearances in over 100 ...

33. Marshall Manesh

Actor | The Big Lebowski

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 the United States in the mid '70s and joined the Persian Theater Group and traveled extensively through out the US, ...

34. Anthony Azizi

Actor | Eagle Eye

Anthony Azizi started his career many years ago, as a child, acting in plays for the Touchstone Theater run by Bill and Bridget George in Bethlehem, PA. He also started writing and staging his own plays at the age of eight for school and other public venues. He continued in the arts throughout all ...

35. Max Amini

Director | In the Lion's Shadow

Max Amini was born in Tucson, Arizona. He was raised on the East Coast and graduated from UCLA's school of Theater, Film and Television in 2004. As an actor, Max has numerous film and television credits including NBC's Heroes, regular appearances on Comedy Central's Mind of Mencia, Netflix original...

36. Behrouz Vossoughi

Actor | Tangsir

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...

37. Sayeed Shahidi

Actor | Alex Cross

Sayeed Shahidi was born on February 14, 2003 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for Alex Cross (2012), Unthinkable (2010) and Intelligence (2014).

38. Tami Stronach

Actress | Die unendliche Geschichte

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 Israel, then to America where Tami is still based. She was studying acting in California...

39. Yasmine Aker

Actress | Good Trouble

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 ...

40. Shiva Negar

Actress | American Assassin

Shiva Negar is a Canadian Actress, Model, and Producer, who rose to prominence starring as Annika Ogden in CBS Films/Lionsgate Blockbuster Movie "American Assassin" and made the short list of Variety Magazine's "10 Canadians to watch".

Shiva can be seen on numerous Films and Network Television shows...

41. 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 ...

42. Mina Badie

Actress | Road to Perdition

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

43. 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 ...

44. Rosie Malek-Yonan

Actress | Rendition

Rosie Malek-Yonan is an Assyrian born on July 4, 1955 in Tehran. She is an actress, director, producer, published author, documentary filmmaker, a classically trained pianist, composer, and an Assyrian advocate. She is a descendant of one of the oldest and most prominent Assyrian Christian families...

45. Necar Zadegan

Actress | 24

Necar Zadegan is a versatile actress known for a career on stage and screen. She made her Broadway debut when she originated the role of the Leper in Rajiv Joseph's Pulitzer Prize nominated and multi Tony award accoladed play " The Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" opposite Robin Williams. She stars...

46. Tala Ashe

Actress | Legends of Tomorrow

Tala Ashe stars as Zari Adrianna Tomaz in The CW series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow." Ashe is an Iranian-American actress who speaks fluent Farsi and received a BFA in Acting from Boston University, with training from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and UCB theater. She was recently ...

47. 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 ...

48. 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 ...

49. 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).

50. Sheila Vand

Actress | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Sheila Vand was born on April 27, 1985 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), Argo (2012) and We the Animals (2018).

51. Rabeah Ghaffari

Producer | The Troupe

Rabeah Ghaffari is an Iranian-born writer and filmmaker. Her collaborative fiction with artist Shirin Neshat was featured in "Reflections on Islamic Art" and her documentary, "The Troupe", featured Tony Kushner. Ghaffari's debut novel "To Keep The Sun Alive" was selected for the Indie Next List and...

52. Samira Damavandi

Actress | House of Sand and Fog

Samira was born in Los Angeles, California. She began to participate in beauty pageant when she was one year old. At age 6, she appeared in the show "Kids Say The Darndest Things" which began her acting career. She was cast in the film House of Sand and Fog in 2003 and in the Lifetime series, State...

53. 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 The Book of Henry (2017).

54. 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 ...

55. Garen Petrossian

Actor | The Weed Show: Love Letters to Mary Jane

Garen Petrossian is an actor known for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job and I don't Clean(2009), Expendible (2008), The Hurricane in the Rosegarden (2007).

Growing up he wanted to follow in his father's footstep and be a Civil Engineer which he did and received a degree in Bachelor of Science ...

56. Maz Jobrani

Actor | Friday After Next

Maz Jobrani was born on February 26, 1972 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor and writer, known for Friday After Next (2002), Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016) and Dragonfly (2002). He has been married to Preetha since 2006. They have two children.

57. Omid Djalili

Actor | The Mummy

An actor and stand up comedian, born in London to Iranian parents of the Baha'i faith. He studied English and Theatre Studies. He recently starred in the Netflix Global drama The Letter for the King (2020) as Sir Fantumar and the HBO/BBC series His Dark Materials (2019). A Perrier Award nominee in ...

58. Darius Khondji

Cinematographer | Amour

Darius Khondji was born on October 21, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Amour (2012), Se7en (1995) and Delicatessen (1991). He is married to Marianne Khondji. They have three children.

59. Amir Mokri

Cinematographer | Man of Steel

Amir Mokri was born in Iran. He is a cinematographer and writer, known for Man of Steel (2013), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Lord of War (2005). He is married to Winnie Mokri.

60. Kaweh Modiri

Director | Bodkin Ras

Kaweh Modiri (1982) is a Dutch writer/ director of Iranian descent. His latest film "Mitra" is a political thriller that was released at International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2021. His debut feature film debut "Bodkin Ras" had it's world premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 and...

61. 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 ...

62. Reza Badiyi

Director | Stop Susan Williams

Reza Badiyi was born on April 17, 1929 in Arak, Iran. He was a director and producer, known for Stop Susan Williams (1979), Mission: Impossible (1966) and Get Smart (1965). He was previously married to Tania Harley, Barbara Turner and Gwendolyn M Dennis. He died on August 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, ...

63. Ramin Djawadi

Composer | Game of Thrones

Ramin Djawadi is an Iranian-German film score composer known for composing the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and the Marvel films Blade: Trinity, Iron Man and Eternals. He also composed Clash of the Titans, A Wrinkle in Time, Pacific Rim, Westworld, Gears of War 4 and 5, Medal of Honor, Open ...

64. Abbas Kiarostami

Writer | Ta'm e guilass

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 ...

65. Bahman Ghobadi

Director | Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand

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 ...

66. Rafi Pitts

Writer | Soy Nero

Rafi Pitts' films have attained acclaim and awards around the globe. Pitts' first feature, Season Five (1997), premiered in the Venice Film Festival. His second, Sanam (2000) was hailed by French critics and compared to The 400 Blows (1959). In 2003, Pitts presented his controversial feature ...

67. Essy Niknejad

Production_manager | Baby Geniuses

Essy Niknejad was born on June 1960, in Tehran. He was 13 years old when he met the Swedish filmmaker, 'Ingmar Bergman'. Since then, he has been inspired to make movies. His desire and aspiration for writing, directing and producing movie started at very young age in his homeland. He made several ...

68. Daryush Shokof

Writer | Asudem

Daryush Shokof is an artist and film-maker who left Iran in the 1970s for the U.S. and under the name of AliReza Shokoufandeh. He studied mathematics and physics at E.N.M.U. and then went on to get a masters degree in management from U.D. in Texas. He became a full-time artist in Germany where he ...

69. Marjane Satrapi

Director | Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi was born on November 22, 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She is a director and actress, known for Persepolis (2007), The Voices (2014) and Chicken with Plums (2011). She is married to Mattias Ripa. She was previously married to Reza.

70. Samira Makhmalbaf

Director | Panj é asr

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 ...

71. Ramin Bahrani

Producer | 99 Homes

Ramin Bahrani was born on March 20, 1975 in North Carolina, USA. He is a producer and director, known for 99 Homes (2014), The White Tiger (2021) and Fahrenheit 451 (2018).

72. Maziar Bahari

Producer | Va ankaboot amad

Maziar Bahari is known for And Along Came a Spider (2003), To Light a Candle (2014) and The Voyage of the St. Louis (1995).

73. Mamad Haghighat

Writer | Deux fereshté

Mamad Haghighat was born in 1952 in Isfahan, Iran. He is a writer and director, known for Two Angels (2003), L'etat de crise (1984) and Subjection (2019).

74. Amir Naderi

Writer | Vegas: Based on a True Story

Amir Naderi is one of the most influential figures of 20th century Persian cinema. He developed his knowledge of cinema by watching films at the theater where he worked as a boy, reading film criticism, and making relationships with leading film critics. He began his career with still photography ...

75. Cyrus Nowrasteh

Writer | The Stoning of Soraya M.

Of Iranian descent, he was born in Boulder, Colorado, and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from Madison West High School and was a city boys high school tennis champion. Nowrasteh attended New Mexico State University on an athletic scholarship and later transferred to the University of ...

76. Robert Hossein

Writer | Les misérables

The son of orchestra conductor André Hossein, Paris-born Robert Hossein was trained at René Simon's acting school. Hossein labored away as actor/director with the legendary Theatre Grand Guignol in Montmartre, then spent several years on the "legitimate" stage. In films from 1955's Rififi (Rififi (...

77. Anicée Alvina

Actress | Friends

Anicée Alvina was born on January 28, 1953 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. She was an actress, known for Friends (1971), Paul and Michelle (1974) and Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974). She died on November 10, 2006 in Paris, France.

78. Habib Zargarpour

Visual_effects | Blade Runner 2049

Habib Zargarpour graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design with Distinction after receiving a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He started his film career on 3D IMAX films ...

79. Barry Navidi

Producer | The Merchant of Venice

BARRY NAVIDI - PRODUCER As a producer, friend, and confidant to some of the greatest legends of world cinema, Barry Navidi has been privileged to work with John Huston, Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Michael Caine, Paul Scofield, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, John Hurt, Sean Connery, ...

80. Kami Asgar

Sound_department | Venom

Kami Asgar was born on May 26, 1965 in Iran. Kami is a producer and executive, known for Venom (2018), Apocalypto (2006) and Zombieland (2009).

81. 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 The Adults.

82. 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 his theatrical lead in the UJ Production of "Our House" then laid dormant until his productions of two successful Los Angeles...

83. 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 ...

84. Marsh Mokhtari

Producer | Project Unicorn

Although Marsh Mokhtari was born in the UK, his father's nautical career took him to Persia for his first six years. He then spent the next 19 years in the UK. He holds a degree in 'Medical Physics' from the University of Newcastle. While at Newcastle he played American football for the UK national...

85. Nicholas Guilak

Actor | Laleh (Drive)

Nicholas Guilak was born in Houston,Texas and raised in La Jolla, California, moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and received his Bachelors of Arts from USC in Theatre, Humanities and Film. He then studied in London then Scotland were he performed in thirteen different shows, 168 performances and ...

86. Andy Madadian

Actor | House of Sand and Fog

Andy Madadian is known for House of Sand and Fog (2003), Guardian Angel (2014) and American Wrestler: The Wizard (2016). He has been married to Shani Rigsbee since November 11, 2011.

87. Navid Navid

Actor | Septembers of Shiraz

Navid Navid is an award winning Iranian-German actor and director. He was born in Teheran, Iran in 1980, but left his home country at the age of five with his family as refugees and resettled in Germany in 1985.

Due to his fathers profession as an event manager, Navid was introduced to the stage and...

88. Sam Khoze

Producer | b

Dr. Sam Khoze is a renowned AI technologist and researcher. He has a background in medicine, having received a Doctor of Medicine degree, and later broadened his expertise by earning a Postgraduate degree in Marketing Analysis from MIT and a Master's in Artificial Intelligence from the University ...

89. Dominic Rains

Actor | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Dominic Rains was born in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor and producer, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), Burn Country (2016) and The Taqwacores (2010).

90. Omid Nooshin

Writer | Last Passenger

Omid Nooshin was born on May 2, 1974. He was a writer and director, known for Last Passenger (2013), Kill Switch (2017) and Invade. He died on January 15, 2018 in London, England, UK.

91. Babak Mansouri

Camera_department | Ant-Man

Babak was born to parents who were both Writers and Filmmakers. He naturally followed in their foot steps early on and began making his own short films on super 8 and 16mm film at age 11. By the time he was 17 he co-wrote and shot and gaffed his first professional film. Intrigued by challenging ...

92. Kevin Hamedani

Director | Junk

Kevin Hamedani was born on December 25, 1982 in Kent, Washington, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Junk (2012), ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction (2009) and In Her Place (2015).

93. Bobby Naderi

Actor | The Beekeeper

Bobby Naderi was born in Tehran during the Iran/Iraq war, his youth consisted of a refugee/gypsy upbringing due to the political unrest in the region. In search of safety and a better life, he and his mother fled to Turkey, after a few years of trying to get asylum Canada finally granted them the ...

94. Ramin Niami

Producer | Babe's and Ricky's Inn

Ramin Niami is known for Babe's and Ricky's Inn (2013), Paris (2003) and Shirin in Love (2014). He is married to Karen Robson. They have two children.

95. Travis Cody Aimer

Actor | American Pie

Travis Cody, the second of six brothers, was born in Laguna Beach California. His father is an Airline Captain, and his mother a Gospel Singer. He started acting in Church and school plays at age two; his first role was as Baby Jesus!

When he was cast in American Pie (1999), he was sixteen, and was ...

96. GiGi Hessamian

Actress | The Young Parking Attendant

GiGi Hessamian is known for The Young Parking Attendant (2014), Switchboard (2014) and The Orville (2017).

97. Arash Mokhtar

Actor | Ramy

Arash Mokhtar is known for Ramy (2019), New Amsterdam (2018) and FBI (2018).

98. Dorianne Pahlavan

Actress | Argo

Dorianne Pahlavan is known for Argo (2012) and Sunday (2013).

99. Rome Shadanloo

Actress | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Rome Shadanloo was born In Tehran, Iran and grew up in Los Angeles, California.

She has appeared on several notable shows and the independent instant classic "A Girl Walks Home At Night". In 2017 she moved to Boston to finish her Holistic Psychology Degree. Rome is currently in Los Angeles and ...

100. Mahsa Ahmadi

Stunts | Bang Bang

Mahsa Ahmadi is known for Bang Bang (2014), The Mandalorian (2019) and Z Nation (2014).

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