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Golshifteh Farahani


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 festival, immediately making her one of the stars of ... See full bio »

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5 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Paterson Laura
(2016)
About Elly Sepideh
(2009)
Body of Lies Aisha
(2008)

Filmography

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 2020 After Yang (filming)
 2019 Blind Spot
Elham
 2019 Gen: Lock (TV Series)
Yasamin 'Yaz' Madrani
- Identity Crisis (2019) ... Yasamin 'Yaz' Madrani (voice)
- It Never Rains... (2019) ... Yasamin 'Yaz' Madrani (voice)
- The Only Me I Know (2019) ... Yasamin 'Yaz' Madrani (voice)
- The Best Defense (2019) ... Yasamin 'Yaz' Madrani (voice)
- Training Daze (2019) ... Yasamin 'Yaz' Madrani (voice)
 2018 Girls of the Sun
Bahar
 2017 Christmas & Co.
Amélie
 2017 The Upside
Maggie
 2017/VI Shelter
Mona
 2017 The Song of Scorpions
Nooran
 2016 Paterson
Laura
 2016 Finding Altamira
Conchita
 2016 Sophie's Misfortunes
Madame de Réan
 2015 Go Home
Nada
 2015 Two Friends
Mona Dessaint
 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
Nefertari
 2014/II Eden
Yasmin
 2014 Rosewater
Maryam
 2013 My Sweet Pepper Land
Govend
 2012 Just Like a Woman
Mona
 2012 The Patience Stone
The woman
 2011 Chicken with Plums
Irâne
 2011 La règle de trois (Short)
Marie
 2011 There Be Dragons
Leila
 2009 About Elly
Sepideh
 2008 Body of Lies
Aisha
 2008 Shirin
Woman in audience
 2008 The Wall
Setareh
 2007 The Music Man
Hanieh
 2006 Gis Borideh
Mariam
 2006 M for Mother
Sepideh
 2006 Half Moon
Niwemang
 2006 In the Name of the Father
Habibeh
 2005 The Fish Fall in Love
Touka
 2004 The Tear of the Cold
Ronak
 2004/II Boutique
Eti
 2003 Two Angels
Azar
 2001 Zamaneh
Zamaneh
 2000 Haft parde
The Angel
 1998 The Pear Tree
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Other Works:

Performed in the theater play "Mofatesh" (the Inspector) written and directed by her father Behzad Farahani, shown at the Tehran Fajr International Theater Festival (but the play was banned during the performance). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Golshifte Farahani

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

If you want to do what you want to do, you cannot work. So art is going to be finished, and this is the will of the Islamic republic: to not have any artists or art and close the doors of all the cinemas and music and everything. See more »

Trivia:

After playing in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies (2008), she was banned from leaving her home country Iran in February 2008 on her way to London to make a screen test for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010). The role she was set to audition for eventually went to English actress Gemma Arterton. This was only reported six months later when she actually could leave the country. She now lives in ... See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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