Birthday: 5/11/1952, the
Age: 63 year
Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran
Iranian-American actress, nominated for ‘Oscar’.
Shohreh Aghdashloo was born as Pari Vaziri-Tabar May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran, in a wealthy Shiite Muslim family.
Surname “Aghdashloo” got it from her husband, famous Iranian painter Aydin Aghdashloo.
She began her career at 20 years of age. After many starring roles on stage Shore offered her first role in a movie, a drama directed by Abbas Kiarostami famous «Gozaresh». The very same film won the Critics’ Prize at the Moscow Film Festival. Aghdashloo then hit the Iranian melodrama «Shatranje Bad» («Chess with the Wind”), directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani, which was presented at several film festivals.
Unfortunately, «Gozaresh» and «Shatranje Bad» were banned in her native country, but in 1978, Aghdashloo warmly welcomed by the audience for her participation in the film «Sooteh Delan» («Broken Hearts”), Iranian filmmaker Ali Hatami, which made from it one of Iran’s leading actresses.
During the Iranian revolution of 1979 Shore left Iran after moving in 1978 to the city of Windermere, Cumbria, north-west coast of England. It is here that it has satisfied its long-standing ambition – complete their education. Her interest in politics and concern about social injustice in the world, especially in her native Iran, prompted Aghdashloo earn a bachelor’s degree in international relations.
She continued to develop his acting career, but this desire led her to Los Angeles. In 1987, Aghdashloo married actor and playwright Hushang tighter. The couple have a daughter, whom they named Tara. After marriage Aghdashloo played in numerous productions Hushang, successfully passing on the national and international scenes, but above all, in the Iranian community.
Aghdashloo debut in American cinema was held in 1989 in the US-Dutch film «Guests of Hotel Astoria», and the debut on TV – September 25, 1990 in a guest role in a two-hour episode of the channel NBC «Matlock” called «Nowhere to Turn : A Matlock Mystery Movie ». Aghdashloo played a saleswoman in the credits was introduced simply as “Shore”.
She returned to American television until three years later, again playing a guest role in the popular comedy series “Martin.” In the episode on April 1, 1993 she portrayed the heroine Malik. In the same year she portrayed the character in the comedy The Holiday, “Twenty bucks.”
Seven years later, Aghdashloo again got into the American film industry in 2000 after playing in Homa Armin well received critically acclaimed drama «Maryam» and Paris in the adventure drama «Surviving Paradise». After its appearance in the role of exiled actress in America «Surviving Paradise» Aghdashloo has accelerated its pace to fame in 2003 he got together with Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly’s one of the roles of the drama Vadim Perelman’s “House of Sand and Fog.” The role of Nadi, inherited actress promoted her to the award nominees for the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role.
After such an important event in her career again Aghdashloo received a lot of good reviews for the game in episodes of the television series “24” channel Fox. Iranian actress entrusted with the role of Dina Araz, a secret Muslim terrorists living in Los Angeles as a woman and mother provided. However, this storyline has caused excitement among American Muslims and Iranians. The very same Aghdashloo in an interview with “Time” said that in the beginning as opposed assigned to Muslims stereotype that they are all terrorists, but the strength of its role and its complexity displaying essentially persuaded the actress to accept the offer to play a complicated character.
Actor Jonathan Adut son Aghdashloo played in the film “House of Sand and Fog” and the series “24”.
Actress in the status of a guest star appeared in two episodes of the show NBC, which went on the air the same evening of 23 March 2006 .: “Cowboys and Iranians” – an episode of the comedy series “Will & Grace,” where she played Pam (by all means wish to become interior designer); and “Lost in America” ??- an episode of the medical drama series “ER” where Aghdashloo played mother survived a heavy loss – her daughter died in a fracture clinic.
Shore no stopper career as an actress, continuing its moderate growth. She played Dr. Adani Sadir in horror Scott Derrickson, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” in 2005 and the Asian-Indian Dr. Kavita Rao fantastic action Brett Ratner “X-Men: The Last Stand” in 2006.
Two more came to the actress as well as in 2006: participation in the burlesque comedy by Paul Weitz, “The American Dream”, where she plays a rich housewife, whose family welcomes cousin sent by Pakistani terrorists to kill the president of America; and the role of Dr. Anna, a friend and colleague Kate character actress Sandra Bullock, in a touching melodrama with a fantasy story “The Lake House,” directed by Alejandro Agresti.
Aghdashloo as a producer and narrator in the documentary «Mystic Iran: The Unseen World», commented documentary project channel PBS «Iran: A Celebration of Art and Culture», audiobook «Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia» and reveals its vocal talents to the animated short film «Babak & Friends: A First Norooz».
The actress starred in the pilot episode of the drama «The Secret Service», and played the role of Charlie in two of the three episodes of the failed television series “Thieves Extra class.”
In 2006, Aghdashloo appeared as Elizabeth in the family drama, Catherine Hardwicke’s “Divine birth”, the biblical story of life’s journey of Mary and Joseph, who were earthly parents of Jesus. Aghdashloo, playing cousin Mary, noted the irony of the situation – a Muslim playing a Jewish character.
In addition, the actress stated Aghdashloo films such as “Jeans – mascot 2», «In NorthWood» and «The Stoning of Soraya M.», as well as take part in the drama «The Rhythm of Chaos».
Awards and nominations
Aghdashloo for her role in “House of Sand and Fog” won awards in 2003 for Best Supporting Actress from the New York Film Critics Group (NYFCC), the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and also won the award «Independent Spirit Award».
The actress was awarded the prize «Arpa Career Achievement Award» in 2007 and was nominated in 2004 for the Oscar for her role in “House of Sand and Fog” and in 2005 the prize of the ‘Satellite’ for taking part in the TV series “24 hours. “
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