Shohreh Aghdashloo

Actress
The star of a number of politically controversial feature films in her native Iran during the 1970s, actress Shohreh Aghdashloo had to wait another 20 years before she resumed her career momentum with acclaimed screen ... Read more »
Born: 05/10/1952 in Tehran, IR

Filmography

Actor (33)

The Expanse 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Septembers of Shiraz 2015 (Movie)

Habibeh (Actor)

Believe 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grimm 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

On the Inside 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Lofton (Actor)

Rosewater 2014 (Movie)

Moloojoon (Actor)

Scorpion 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Portlandia 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mob Doctor 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Odd Life of Timothy Green 2012 (Movie)

Evette Onat (Actor)

House 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flash Forward 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Stoning of Soraya M. 2009 (Movie)

Zahra (Actor)

House of Saddam 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 (Movie)

Professor Nasrin Mehani (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smith 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

American Dreamz 2006 (Movie)

Nazneen Riza (Actor)

The Lake House 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Anna Klycszynski (Actor)

The Nativity Story 2006 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Will & Grace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 (Movie)

Dr. Kavita Rao (Actor)

24 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Serenity 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Adani (Actor)

House of Sand and Fog 2003 (Movie)

Nadi, Behrani's Wife (Actor)

Maryam 2002 (Movie)

Homa Armin (Actor)

Surviving Paradise 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Guests of Hotel Astoria 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

For Neda (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

The star of a number of politically controversial feature films in her native Iran during the 1970s, actress Shohreh Aghdashloo had to wait another 20 years before she resumed her career momentum with acclaimed screen performances in American films and television. At the age of 51, she emerged onto the international stage with her Oscar-nominated supporting performance as the wife of a former Iranian military officer reduced to working-class status upon the family's immigration to America in "House of Sand and Fog" (2003). From there, the actress was cast in many roles as highly educated, sophisticated professionals on primetime dramas and in films, including "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006). Aghdashloo also maintained a commitment to Iranian social and political issues with productions like "Maryam" (2002) and "The Stoning of Soraya M." (2008), which showcased her powerful screen presence and a versatility that helped break down the Western screen's limited notions about Middle-Eastern life and women.

Relationships

Aydin Aghdashloo

Husband
Married 1972; he stayed in Iran when she moved to England

Houshang Touzie Actor

Husband
Married 1987

Tara Touzie

Daughter
Born in 1989 father, Houshang Touzie

Milestones

2011

Co-starred in the science fiction thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"

2009

Portrayed the aunt of the film's title character in "The Stoning of Soraya M."; based on the true story and adapted from French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam's 1994 novel of the same name

2008

Portrayed Saddam's first wife in "House of Saddam," a co-production between BBC and HBO films about the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein

2008

Appeared in the coming-of-age drama "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2"

2006

Cast in Catherine Hardwicke's biblical film "The Nativity Story"

2006

Joined the short-lived CBS crime drama "Smith"

2006

Cast in Paul Weitz's political satire "American Dreamz"

2006

Played Dr. Kavita Rao in the third installment of the "X-Men" series "X-Men: The Last Stand"

2005

Joined the fourth season of the Fox drama "24" as a member of a terrorist cell

2005

Co-starred with Tom Wilkinson and Laura Linney in "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"

2003

Received International acclaim portraying Ben Kingsley's wife in Vadim Perelman's "House of Sand and Fog"; earned a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination

1987

Acted in Los Angeles stage productions, where she met her future husband

1978

Emigrated to Britain, where she completed her education and continued acting in the theater

1978

Appeared in "Sootah Delaan (Heart-brokens)"; helmed by legendary Iranian writer/director, Ali Hatami; film was banned in her home country

1977

Appeared in the family drama "Gozaresh" ("The Report"), helmed by world renowned director Abbas Kia-Rostami

1976

Acted in "Shatranje Bad" (loosely translated "Chess With the Wind"), directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani; film was banned in her home country

Began acting career, performing in numerous plays with Theater Workshops in Iran

Bonus Trivia

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"Thank God I'm here in this country that gives me the chance to work. In Iran, I would not have been able to." – Aghdashloo quoted in Interview magazine, January 2007

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