Birth Place Matching "Tehran, Iran" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. 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 ...

2. 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...

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. 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 ...

5. Dominic Rains

Actor | A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Dominic Rains was born on March 1, 1982 in Tehran, Iran as Amin Nazemzadeh. He is an actor and producer, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), Burn Country (2016) and The Taqwacores (2010).

6. 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...

7. Shaun Toub

Actor | Tehran

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 ...

8. Abbas Kiarostami

Writer | Copie conforme

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 ...

9. Ramin Karimloo

Actor | The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall

Born on September 19, 1978 in Tehran, Iran, Ramin Karimloo is an Iranian-Canadian singer and actor, best known for his work in musicals. When he was 2 months old, his parents were forced to flee Iran because of the Islamic Revolution. After spending two years in Italy, the family moved to ...

10. Sam Asghari

Actor | Can You Keep a Secret?

Sam Asghari is an American Actor that is Up and coming in the TV/FILM industry. Sam was born in the country of Iran, he then migrated to the United States in the year of 2006 with he's father. In High school Sam Played American Football at Westlake high school in Southern California, he was also ...

11. Bahar Soomekh

Actress | Crash

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...

12. Shahab Hosseini

Actor | Forushande

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 ...

13. Darius Khondji

Cinematographer | Amour

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

14. Majid Majidi

Director | Bacheha-Ye aseman

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, ...

15. 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), Barfly (1987) and Single White Female (1992). He has been married to Bulle Ogier since April 1991.

16. Maz Jobrani

Actor | Friday After Next

Maz Jobrani was born on February 26, 1972 in Tehran, Iran as Maziyar Jobrani. He is an actor and writer, known for Friday After Next (2002), Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016) and Dragonfly (2002).

17. Leila Hatami

Actress | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

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 (1988), ...

18. Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Writer | Gabbeh

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 ...

19. Marina Ghane

Actress | The Wild Wild West

Marina Ghane was born on March 24, 1946 in Tehran, Iran as Guitty L. Ghane. She is an actress, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), El Dorado (1966) and The Green Hornet (1966). She has been married to Erik Holland since June 16, 1969. They have one child.

20. 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.

21. Ali Abbasi

Director | Gräns

Ali Abbasi was born in 1981 in Tehran, Iran. He is a director and writer, known for Border (2018), Shelley (2016) and M for Markus (2011).

22. Iman Nazemzadeh

Producer | Still Here

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 ...

23. Pegah Ferydoni

Actress | Zanan-e bedun-e mardan

Pegah Ferydoni was born on June 25, 1983 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Women Without Men (2009), A Dysfunctional Cat (2018) and Türkisch für Anfänger (2012).

24. Younan Nowzaradan

Self | My 600-lb Life

Younan Nowzaradan was born on October 11, 1944 in Tehran, Iran.

25. 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 (2002) (I'm Taraneh, 15), ...

26. 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 ...

27. 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).

28. 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 ...

29. Sareh Bayat

Actress | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

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 2006. She furthered her acting training at Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture's School of Cinematic Arts where she ...

30. Dar Dixon

Actor | NCIS: Los Angeles

Dar is half Iranian/half American white boy...born in Tehran.

Yes, Iran.

He's moved over 80 times.

He escaped the Iranian Revolution with, literally, the clothes on his back.

He even found himself in a cult...

And through every crazy thing that's happened, against insane odds, he's been succeeding in ...

31. Mehran Modiri

Director | Pavarchin

Mehran Modiri is considered to be the leading artist in social satire in Iran. His various series which have been broadcast through IRIB have set records in terms of viewership (an estimated 85% viewership when he is on air), as well as make him a popular personality among masses. In 2008 Modiri ...

32. Babak Najafi

Director | Sebbe

Babak Najafi was born on September 14, 1975 in Tehran, Iran as Babak Najafi Karami. He is a director and writer, known for Sebbe (2010), London Has Fallen (2016) and Gabriel och lasermannen (2013).

33. 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. ...

34. Mahnaz Afshar

Actress | Saadat Abad

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 ...

35. Rosie Malek-Yonan

Actress | Rendition

Rosie Malek-Yonan was born on July 4, 1955 in Tehran. 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...

36. Khosrow Vaziri

Actor | Juggalo Championshxt Wrestling Volume 1

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 (...

37. Parsa Pirouzfar

Actor | Ashk-e sarma

Parsa Pirouzfar was born on 13 September 1972 in Tehran, Iran. He is an Iranian actor; theater director, acting teacher, playwright, translator and painter. From 1984 to 1990, when he was in high school, he created his first comic strips. According to the information holds on his official website, ...

38. Mohammad Reza Golzar

Actor | Six and Five

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 ...

39. Bobby Naderi

Actor | Under the Shadow

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 ...

40. Saber Abar

Actor | Darbareye Elly

Saber Abar was born on June 8, 1984 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor, known for Darbareye Elly (2009), Crazy Rook (2015) and Shallow Yellow Sky (2013).

41. Elnaz Shakerdust

Actress | Shabi Ke Mah Kamel Shod

Elnaz Shakerdust is an Iranian actress, who has gained success inside Iran. Shakerdoost was born in Tehran. Whilst attending primary school, she loved acting. She is studying at architectural university, and her major is in theater. She also likes soccer. She began her acting life in "Gole Yakh" ...

42. Mercedes Javid

Self | Shahs of Sunset

Mercedes Javid was born on August 12, 1972 in Tehran, Iran as Mercedeh Christine Javid. She has been married to Tommy Feight since April 21, 2018. They have one child.

43. Dariush Mehrjui

Director | Gaav

Dariush Mehrjui was born to a middle-class family in Tehran. He showed interest in painting miniatures, music, and playing santoor and piano. He spent a lot of time going to the movies, particularly American films which were un-dubbed and inter-spliced with explanatory title cards that explained ...

44. Ali Reza

Actor | The Bourne Legacy

Ali Reza was born on October 26, 1967 in Tehran, Iran as Ali Reza Farahnakian. He is an actor and writer, known for The Bourne Legacy (2012), Edge of Darkness (2010) and Arthur (2011). He has been married to Beth Saunders since September 11, 2004.

45. 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 ...

46. Alireza Amini

Director | Danehaye rize barf

Born in 1970 in Tehran, Amini is a graduate of stage directing. He has made more than 20 short and documentary films and he was assistant director to Bahman Ghobadi's "A Time for the Drunken Horses." His debut feature film, "Letters of the Wind" (2002) and then his second feature film, "Tiny ...

47. Aylar Lie

Actress | Throat Gaggers 3

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...

48. Esti Yerushalmi

Actress | Tehran

Esti Yerushalmi was born in 1967 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Tehran (2020), Orange People (2013) and Urban Tale (2012).

49. 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.

50. 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 ...


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