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Dominic Rains

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Birth name Amin Nazemzadeh
Nationality Iran
Birth 1 march 1982 (38 years) at Tehran (Iran)

Dominic Rains is an American actor, best known for his portrayal in independent films such as The Taqwacores (2010) and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014).

Rains was born in Tehran, Iran, moved to London, England as a small child and then to the United States, where he was raised in Dallas, Texas. He is the brother of actor Ethan Rains. Rains began his acting career starring in the well known TV Movie, Saving Jessica Lynch in 2003. He later appeared in 2006 in the popular TV Movie, Flight 93. From 12 July 2007 to 4 October 2007, Rains appeared as Dr. Leo Julian on SOAPnet's General Hospital: Night Shift, a 13-episode prime time spin-off of the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. The character had first been introduced on General Hospital on July 2, 2007. With Rains unavailable for the series' second season in July 2008, his brother Ethan was cast in the role starting 22 July 2008. Following his role on General Hospital he has continued to appear on numerous television series including: 24, Flash Forward, Burn Notice, NCIS, Cane and Anger Management.

In 2010, he gained recognition for his role in the discussion sparking independent film, The Taqwacores, based on a 2004 novel by an American convert to Islam, Michael Mohammed Knight. The New York Times praised his performance as "particularly eye-catching" and NBC reviewed that his portrayal is, "reminiscent of Adrien Brody’s career-launching turn in “Summer of Sam.” Rains is just operating at an entirely higher level as the heart and soul of this film." This role also won him an award for best actor at the Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense International Film Festival.

Later 2010, he began filming and starring as the lead role in Exxodus Pictures' supernatural thriller, Jinn. The film was released nationwide in April 2014. He plays Shawn Walker, a young automotive designer from Detroit who uncovers an ancient secret that threatens to wipe out his entire family.

Rains's most recent feature film portrayal was as Saeed in Sundance Film Festival favorite, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Highly praised by many critics after its debut, it has been acquired by Kino Lorber for mainstream US Distribution likely set to be released in late 2014. "This stunning and stinging cinematic marvel left us speechless at its premiere," wrote founder Richard Lorber.

Rains recently collaborated on a short film written and directed with his brother Ethan, Still Here, inspired by real life events of their cousin that was fatefully misdiagnosed with cancer. The film is produced by the Rains Brothers in association with EXXODUS PICTURES. In the film Rains plays alongside Shohreh Aghdashloo and Alan Rosenberg.

Besides television and film, Rains is active in the Los Angeles theatre community and is a member of the Los Angeles-based Elephant Theatre Company. He has appeared on stage with the Elephant’s in the critically acclaimed productions of Desert Sunrise, Block Nine, Love Sick, Baby Doll, Cycles, and The North Plan.

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Filmography of Dominic Rains (6 films)

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier, 2h16
Directed by Robert Bresson, Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Superhero films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Chris Evans, Robert Redford, Emily VanCamp Bowman, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Scarlett Johansson
Rating76% 3.849983.849983.849983.849983.84998
Two years after the Battle of New York, Steve Rogers works in Washington D.C. for the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D. under Director Nick Fury, while adjusting to contemporary society. Rogers and Agent Natasha Romanoff are sent with S.H.I.E.L.D.'s counter-terrorism S.T.R.I.K.E. team, led by Agent Rumlow, to free hostages aboard a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel from Georges Batroc and his mercenaries. Mid-mission, Rogers discovers Romanoff has another agenda: to extract data from the ship's computers for Fury. Rogers returns to the Triskelion, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s headquarters, to confront Fury and is briefed about Project Insight: three Helicarriers linked to spy satellites, designed to preemptively eliminate threats. Unable to decrypt the data recovered by Romanoff, Fury becomes suspicious about Insight and asks senior S.H.I.E.L.D. official Alexander Pierce to delay the project.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, 1h39
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Romance, Western
Themes Feminist films, Vampires in film, Political films
Actors Marshall Manesh, Sheila Vand, Dominic Rains, Mozhan Marnò, Reza Sixo Safai, Pej Vahdat
Roles Saeed
Rating69% 3.4989253.4989253.4989253.4989253.498925
A young, hardworking Iranian man named Arash lives with and takes care of his heroin addicted father, Hossein. They are harassed by a cruel, drug-dealer pimp named Saeed, who seizes the young man’s prized car in exchange for money the father owes him. In a crime of opportunity, Arash steals a pair of diamond earrings from the wealthy young woman he works for. The pimp comes across a strange, young woman in a chador at night, and back at his apartment she grows long fangs and goes for his neck. As she leaves she passes by the young man, who has come to offer the earrings for his car. He finds the drug dealer dead, taking back his car keys, along with the drugs and cash. The young man dresses up as Dracula, and goes to a night club where he is seduced into taking one of the “X” pills he is selling by a young woman he knows. Under the influence, he is rejected by her, and ends up lost at night on the street.
Jinn (2014)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Ray Park, Serinda Swan, Dominic Rains, Faran Tahir, William Atherton
Roles Shawn
Rating42% 2.103612.103612.103612.103612.10361
The film has been said to "introduce the accurate mythological concept of the jinn to Western audiences".
The Taqwacores
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films about Islam, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films about religion, LGBT-related film
Actors Dominic Rains, Noureen DeWulf, Rasika Mathur
Roles Jehangir Tabari
Rating60% 3.0019453.0019453.0019453.0019453.001945
A sophomore majoring in engineering, Yusef (Bobby Naderi) seeks living quarters with fellow Muslims after a year in the godless dorms. He moves—rather improbably, given his conservative nature—into a building inhabited by various punky misfits (it is unclear whether they are also students) wrestling with their cultural and religious identity. Or, as red-mohawked guitarist Jehangir (Dominic Rains) puts it, their "mismatching of disenfranchised subcultures."
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam, 1h20
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Dominic Rains, Rasika Mathur, Riz Ahmed, Ammar Aziz
Rating66% 3.3314153.3314153.3314153.3314153.331415
The Pakistani punkers The Kominas have arrived at the last stop of their first USA tour and are celebrating with tourmates. Also appearing are the author Michael Muhammad Knight (The Taqwacores), Koroush (Vote Hezbollah), Sena (Secret Trial Five) and Marwan (Al-Thawra).
Sharpshooter, 1h29
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors James Remar, Mario Van Peebles, Catherine Mary Stewart, Bruce Boxleitner, Al Sapienza, Kaine Bennett Charleston
Rating45% 2.266092.266092.266092.266092.26609
Dillon est un sniper experimenté qui a décidé de prendre sa retraite et de mener une vie au calme. C'est alors que Flick, son contact gouvernemental, lui propose une dernière mission très importante, liée à la sécurité nationale. Une terroriste très connu, Miguel Deguerre, s'est installé dans une petite ville des Etats-Unis pour vendre des matériaux nucléaires à la Corée du Nord. Il doit être arrêté. Dillon part pour Appleton, où Deguerre possède une propriété sur la rive du lac et se fait passer pour un avocat amateur de pêche...