May 11, 1952
69 years old
U.S. - Iran
5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall
34-23-35 in | 86.5-58-89 cm
59 kg | 130 pounds
7 US | 37.5 EU
Shohreh Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran, on May 11, 1952, is an Iranian-American actress.
Young Shohreh Aghdashloo first started performing in Theater Workshops in Iran, at the age of 19.
She made her big screen debut in Iranian drama film The Chess Game of the Wind (Shatranj-e baad) (1976).
She got her television debut in mystery legal drama series Matlock (1990) in episode "Nowhere to Turn", in role as Saleslady.
Her breakthrough performance came as Nadereh 'Nadi' Behrani in psychological drama film House of Sand and Fog (2003).
She made her American movie debut in drama Guests of Hotel Astoria (1989) in role as Mrs. Pori Karemnia.
She landed her professional stage debut in a play "A Narrow Road to the Deep North" (1973) in role as Empress Kōjun.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress also she won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award and a New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Nadereh 'Nadi' Behrani in psychological drama film House of Sand and Fog (2003).
She won the the Critics Award at the Moscow Film Festival for her role as Azam Firuzkui in Iranian drama film The Report (1977).
She won the Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture for her performance as Zahra Khanum in drama movie The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008).
Maryam (2002) drama opposite Mariam Parris, David Ackert and Shaun Toub
The Lake House (2006) science fiction romantic drama with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock
X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) superhero in role as Dr. Kavita Rao
The Nativity Story (2006) biblical drama opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes and Oscar Isaac
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) comedy drama with Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera and Blake Lively
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) fantasy comedy drama opposite Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton and Dianne Wiest
She voiced The Oracle in fantasy adventure film Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013).
Rosewater (2014) political drama with Gael García Bernal and Claire Foy
Star Trek Beyond (2016) epic space-opera opposite Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto
A Simple Wedding (2018) romantic comedy with Tara Grammy, Christopher O'Shea and Rita Wilson
The Cuban (2019) drama opposite Ana Golja and Louis Gossett Jr.
Run Sweetheart Run (2020) horror thriller in role as Blue Ivy, opposite Ella Balinska, Pilou Asbæk and Clark Gregg
She was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Dina Araz in Fox action drama television series 24 (2005).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Sajida Talfah in drama television series House of Saddam (2008).
Smith (2006) CBS drama series in role as Charlie
FlashForward (2009) ABC drama series in role as Nhadra Udaya
The Mob Doctor (2012) Fox drama series in role as Dr. Lauren Baylor
Grimm (2013) NBC fantasy police procedural drama series in role as Stefania Vaduva Popescu
The Expanse (2015- ) science fiction series in role as Chrisjen Avasarala
The Punisher (2017) Netflix action fiction series in role as Farah Madani
She voiced Queen Janna in Disney's animated television series The Lion Guard (2019).
Impulse (2019) YouTube Premium science fiction series in role as Fatima
Graduated from Brunel University in London, England, with a bachelor's degree in international relations.
Has three brothers: Shahram, Shahriar and Shahrokh.
Has Iranian ancestry.
She voiced Lakshmi-2 in video games: Destiny (2014) and Destiny 2 (2017).
She voiced Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay in video games: Mass Effect 2 (2010) and Mass Effect 3 (2012).
Released her autobiography "The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines" in 2013.
Good friends with actress Marcia Gay Harden.
She portrayed Reneé Marquise de Sade in a play "Madame de Sade" (1975).
She played Bernarda Alba in a play "The House of Bernarda Alba" (2012).
Lives in Los Angeles, California.
She married actor / playwright Houshang Touzie in 1987, they have a daughter, Tara Touzie.
She was married to painter Aydin Aghdashloo (1972-1979).