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


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

2. Nazanin Boniadi

Actress | Counterpart

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 ...

3. 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, but ended up in America, where Tami is still based. She was studying acting in ...

4. Nasim Pedrad

Actress | Despicable Me 2

Nasim Pedrad was born on November 18, 1981 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), No Strings Attached (2011) and Saturday Night Live (1975).

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

6. 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).

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. 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 ...

9. Abbas Kiarostami

Director | Bad ma ra khahad bord

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 ...

10. 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 La virgen de los sicarios (2000), Murder by Numbers (2002) and Single White Female (1992). He is married to Bulle Ogier.

11. 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), ...

12. 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, ...

13. Maz Jobrani

Actor | Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero

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

14. 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.

15. Ramin Karimloo

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

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

16. 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 (2018) and Boss (2011). He has been married to Laura Regan since 2007.

17. 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 ...

18. 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 ...

19. 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 ...

20. 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), ...

21. Reza Farahan

Actor | Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

Reza Farahan was born on August 5, 1973 in Tehran, Iran as Reza Mehdi Farahan. He is an actor, known for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015), Yours, Mine or Ours (2016) and Comedy Bang! Bang! (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. Bobby Naderi

Actor | Under the Shadow

Bobby Naderi was one of the leads in the sensational Sundance and 2017 BAFTA Best British feature film "Under the Shadow". In addition, the film is also the UK's Foreign Oscar entry and is in release garnering rave reviews. Most recently, Bobby recurred on AMC's "Fear The Walking Dead" and will ...

24. 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).

25. 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.

26. 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 2001. She furthered her acting training at Karnameh Institute of Arts and Culture's School of Cinematic Arts where she ...

27. Saye Yabandeh

Actress | 5th & Alameda

Award-winning actress, executive producer and humanitarian, Saye Yabandeh, is the Global Ambassador for the Global Citizen Foundation. The organization reaches out to children and young people who are in need and supports them with education initiatives, community-centered building projects, and ...

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. Pegah Ferydoni

Actress | Türkisch für Anfänger

Pegah Ferydoni was born on June 25, 1983 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Türkisch für Anfänger (2006), König von Kreuzberg (2005) and Frauen, die Geschichte machten (2013).

30. Ethan Rains

Writer | 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 ...

31. Navid Navid

Actor | Septembers of Shiraz

Navid was born in Teheran, Iran. Due to the Iran-Iraq war the four-year old Navid had to escape with his family from his native country. They lived for some time in the USA but since 1985 Navid has been in Germany at home.

Navid has grown up trilingual (English, German, Persian). He was 8 years old ...

32. Esti Yerushalmi

Actress | Schindler's List

Esti Yerushalmi was born in 1967 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Schindler's List (1993), Inyan Shel Zman (1992) and Florentine (1997).

33. 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...

34. 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...

35. Mike Shouhed

Self | Shahs of Sunset

Mike Shouhed was born on October 12, 1978 in Tehran, Iran as Michael Shouhed. He was previously married to Jessica Parido.

36. Khosrow Vaziri

Actor | WWWF Championship Wrestling

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. 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. ...

38. 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 ...

39. 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 ...

40. 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 ...

41. 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 ...

42. Dar Dixon

Actor | This Is Us

Dar Dixon was born on July 31, 1962 in Tehran, Iran. He is an actor and producer, known for This Is Us (2016), Scandal (2012) and Silicon Valley (2014).

43. Hediyeh Tehrani

Actress | Chaharshanbe-soori

Hediyeh Tehrani started her acting career with Massoud Kimia's 'Soltan' (1996), which made her a recognizable star instantly. Previously, she had been offered a few roles which she passed on. In 1997, Hediyeh won a Hafiz Award (a prestigious industry award in Iran) for Best Actress in a Leading ...

44. Bahram Radan

Actor | Santoori

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 ...

45. Mohammad Reza Golzar

Actor | Boutique

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 ...

46. Samira Makhmalbaf

Director | Sib

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 ...

47. Claudia Lynx

Actress | Lady Magdalene's

Claudia Lynx was born on June 8, 1982 in Tehran, Iran. She is known for her work on Lady Magdalene's (2008), The West Wing (1999) and The Sixth (2011).

48. Niki Karimi

Actress | Sout-e payan

Born in 1971 in Tehran, Niki Karimi is the most famous, internationally acclaimed Actress and filmmaker in Iran. She began her work as an actress with films such as "Sara" by Dariush Mehrjouii, which she won best actress award at "San Sebastian" film festival and in "Nantes film festival in 1992. ...

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. 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...


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