Navid Negahban

Navid Negahban is of Iranian descent, and thus it is no surprise that, in the post 9/11 environment, he has found himself cast in a plethora of "war on terror"-related roles. He has said he doesn't mind playing ... Read more »
Born: 06/02/1968

Filmography

Actor (26)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007, 2015 (Tv Show)

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Scorpion 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Messengers 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Sniper 2014 (Movie)

Sheikh al-Obeidi (Actor)

Dead Air 2014 (Movie)

Abir (Actor)

The Mentalist 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Moment 2014 (Movie)

Malik Jamil (Actor)

Words and Pictures 2014 (Movie)

Will Rashid (Actor)

Homeland 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Power of Few 2013 (Movie)

Sahel (Actor)

Atlas Shrugged Part One 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Robert Stadler (Actor)

NCIS: Los Angeles 2010 (Tv Show)

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Brothers 2009 (Movie)

Murad (Actor)

The Stoning of Soraya M. 2009 (Movie)

Ali (Actor)

Powder Blue 2008 (Movie)

Doctor Brooks (Actor)

Broken 2007 (Movie)

Keith (Actor)

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

Refugee Camp Translator (Actor)

Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The Path to 9/11 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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24 2005 (Tv Show)

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The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Shield 2003 (Tv Show)

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Homeland Security (TV Show)

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The Fallen Ones (TV Show)

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War Stories (TV Show)

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Biography

Navid Negahban is of Iranian descent, and thus it is no surprise that, in the post 9/11 environment, he has found himself cast in a plethora of "war on terror"-related roles. He has said he doesn't mind playing villains, as long as they are not two-dimensional. Fortunately, Negahban has the requisite intensity and depth to make a meal out of even the most bare-bones parts. He easily held his own in scenes with Tobey Maguire in the harrowing 2009 film "Brothers", a tale of war's lingering, invisible psychological scars, in which Negahban played an Afghan fighter committed to expelling the Americans. He has been praised for his portrayal of Ali, an Islamic fundamentalist, in the film "The Stoning of Soraya M.", a disturbing drama set in his home country. Perhaps one of Negahban's most memorable roles was that of Omar in the sci-fi series "Lost", despite the fact that it was a one-off performance. As the commanding officer of Iraqi soldier Sayid (a series regular played by Naveen Andrews, seen with Omar in one of the show's trademark flashbacks), Negahban stole his scenes with a captivating depiction of authority established at the barrel of a gun. In 2011, Neghaban enjoyed one of the best roles of his career, playing Abu Nazir--an Islamic terrorist ostensibly modeled on Osama Bin Laden--in Showtime's hit thriller series "Homeland".

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