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


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1. 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 ...

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

3. 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).

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

5. 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 ...

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. 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 ...

8. 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 ...

9. 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 ...

10. 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...

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. 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.

13. 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 has been married to Bulle Ogier since April 1991.

14. 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), ...

15. 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), Friday After Next (2002) and Dragonfly (2002).

16. 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, ...

17. 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).

18. Shahab Hosseini

Actor | Jodaeiye Nader az Simin

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 ...

19. 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.

20. 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 ...

21. 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 ...

22. 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 ...

23. 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 ...

24. 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).

25. 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 ...

26. 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 ...

27. 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).

28. Amir Shervan

Director | Killing American Style

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. Cassandra Clare

Writer | The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Cassandra Clare is the author of The Mortal Instruments Series and the Infernal Devices series. She was born to American parents Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt in Teheran,Iran. Her father is a business school professor and an author. Her maternal grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. She spent...

30. Parsa Pirouzfar

Actor | Ashk-e sarma

Parsa Pirouzfar was born in Tehran. During 1984 to 1990 when he was at school he designed comic strips without publishing them. He graduated from high school in 1990 having studied the Maths and Physics major. He began his academic education in painting in 1991 at the University of Tehran's Faculty...

31. 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...

32. 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...

33. Marina Ghane

Actress | The Wild Wild West

Marina Ghane was born in March 1946 in Tehran, Iran as Guitty L. Ghane. She is an actress, known for The Wild Wild West (1965), El Dorado (1967) and The Green Hornet (1966). She has been married to Erik Holland since June 16, 1969. They have one child.

34. David Diaan

Actor | Curb Your Enthusiasm

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 ...

35. 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...

36. 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 ...

37. 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 ...

38. Bahram Radan

Actor | Barcode

Bahram Radan is an award-winning Iranian actor,

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 given an opportunity for his first role in the film,...

39. 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).

40. 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. ...

41. 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. ...

42. 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 ...

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. 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).

45. Anita Khalatbari

Actress | Let's Die Together

Anahita Khalatbari is the great-granddaughter of Sepahsalar Tonekaboni-Khalatbari (Commander in Chief) who was of the Royal Khalatbari Family and served as Prime Minister of Iran for 4 terms. Due to his genius military skills and and national democratic following, he became the leader the ...

46. Shappi Khorsandi

Actress | Splitting Cells

Shappi Khorsandi was born in 1972 in Tehran, Iran. She is an actress, known for Splitting Cells (2007), My Favourite Joke (2011) and Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (2010).

47. Milad Alami

Director | The Charmer

Milad Alami was born on May 14, 1982 in Tehran, Iran. He is a director and writer, known for The Charmer (2017), Intet kan røre mig (2011) and Void (2014).

48. 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 ...

49. Mehran Modiri

Director | Saat Panj é asr

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 ...

50. 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 (...


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