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Shohreh Aghdashloo is a Actor Iranienne born on 11 may 1952 at Tehran (Iran)

Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo
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Birth name Pari Vaziri-Tabar
Nationality Iran
Birth 11 may 1952 (67 years) at Tehran (Iran)

Shohreh Aghdashloo (About this sound listen Persian: شهره آغداشلو‎‎, [ʃohˈɾe ɒɢdɒʃˈluː]; born May 11, 1952) is an Iranian-American actress.
Following numerous starring roles on the stage, her first major film role was in The Report (Gozāresh) (1977) directed Abbas Kiarostami, which won the Critics Award at the Moscow Film Festival. Her next film was Shatranje Bad (Chess of the Wind), directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani, which screened at several film festivals. Both films were banned in her home country; but, in 1978, Aghdashloo won acclaim for her performance in Sooteh Delan (Broken-Hearted), directed by Ali Hatami, which established her as one of Iran's leading actresses.

After establishing a theatre and film career in Iran, Aghdashloo moved to England during the Iranian Revolution in 1979, subsequently becoming a U.S. citizen. After several years playing small roles in television and film, her performance in House of Sand and Fog (2003) brought her several film critics' awards and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has continued to play supporting and character roles in film and television and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her work in the HBO original miniseries House of Saddam (2008).

Biography

Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran, as Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar, the daughter of Effie (née al-Sadat) and Anushiravan Vaziri-Tabar. She has three brothers: Shahram, Shahriar, and Shahrokh. Her stage name is from the family name of her first husband, Iranian-Azeri painter Aydin Aghdashloo. After their marriage in 1972 when she was 19 and he was 31, she began attending theatre workships, against the wishes of her family. She had always wanted to be an actress, and soon began playing leading roles in Iranian theatre and film. They did not have children and were divorced in 1979, when she left Iran for England at the start of the Iranian Revolution.

Once she arrived in England, she earned a Bachelor's degree in International Relations because of her interest in politics after having to leave her home country. She was already familiar with England, as her parents took her to London as a child. She then continued to pursue her acting career, which brought her to Los Angeles. In 1987, Aghdashloo married actor/playwright Houshang Touzie. They have a daughter, Tara Touzie, born in 1989. She has since performed in a number of Touzie's plays, successfully taking them to national and international stages, primarily in the Iranian community.

Best films

House of Sand and Fog (2003)
(Actress)

Usually with

Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart
(1 films)
Paul Weitz
Paul Weitz
(1 films)
Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Shohreh Aghdashloo (24 films)

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Actress

Star Trek Beyond, 2h2
Directed by Justin Lin
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg
Roles Commodore Paris
Rating70% 3.5458553.5458553.5458553.5458553.545855
2263. Sur une planète, le capitaine James T. Kirk agit à titre d'ambassadeur pour conclure un traité de paix entre deux peuples ennemis. En guise de cadeau, il apporte un artefact qui faisait partie d'une puissante arme inconnue. Cependant, le chef de la planète s'emporte, croyant qu'on veut se moquer de lui et soumettre son peuple. Kirk tente de l'apaiser, mais le chef préfère attaquer Kirk, imité par ses congénères. Grâce à Scotty, Kirk retourne sur le vaisseau USS Enterprise. Après cette mission manquée, Kirk se questionne sur son rôle dans Starfleet. Après trois ans de mission et alors que son anniversaire approche — il aura un an de plus que son père quand il est mort —, il n'éprouve plus qu'ennui et malaise, même si son équipage est l'un des meilleurs selon ses dires.
The Promise, 2h14
Directed by Terry George
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jean Reno
Roles Marta Boghosian
Rating59% 2.950692.950692.950692.950692.95069
En 1915, dans les derniers jours de l'Empire ottoman, un étudiant en médecine arménien, fiancé à une jeune femme de son village, fait la rencontre d'un journaliste américain et de son amie et tombe éperdument amoureux de cette dernière. Ils essayent tous trois de survivre au génocide arménien.
Last Knights, 1h55
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure
Actors Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Cliff Curtis, Ayelet Zurer, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Aksel Hennie
Roles Maria
Rating62% 3.1007553.1007553.1007553.1007553.100755
Bartok watches over his estate, a vassal kingdom to a great empire. Protecting the Bartok clan is Commander Raiden and his elite soldiers, who also serve Bartok. Raiden is surprised when Bartok tells him he is to be his heir, and gives him a sword. The empire has become corrupt and the evil minister, Geza Mott, humiliates Bartok by beating him with a stick for failing to provide an adequate bribe, until Bartok retaliates — which is treason against the crown. Bartok is put to trial where he speaks openly of his disdain for what honour has become in the empire. He is sentenced to death and Raiden is ordered to execute his own master. Bartok's estate is divided and the Bartok clan is disbanded. Geza Mott suspects Raiden will demand vengeance, and has his trusted warrior, Ito, watch Raiden to ensure there is no possibility of revenge.
Septembers of Shiraz, 1h49
Directed by Wayne Blair
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Adrien Brody, Salma Hayek, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Anthony Azizi, Gabriella Wright, Bashar Rahal
Roles Habibeh
Rating60% 3.0483053.0483053.0483053.0483053.048305
En 1979, à Téhéran, lors de la révolution iranienne, Isaac Amis, un marchand de bijoux respecté, est arrêté et accusé d'être un espion. Il est rapidement emprisonné. Sa femme, Farnez, est prête à tout pour le sauver alors que le pays plonge dans le chaos.
Rosewater
Rosewater (2014)
, 1h43
Directed by Jon Stewart
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Prison films, Musical films, Political films
Actors Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Haluk Bilginer, Golshifteh Farahani, Kim Bodnia, Jason Jones
Roles Moloojoon
Rating66% 3.300233.300233.300233.300233.30023
In 2009, London-based Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained in Iran after he reports on violence against protesters of the country's presidential election, as well as giving a satirical interview with Jason Jones of The Daily Show. While his pregnant fiancée waits for him, Bahari spends 118 days at Evin Prison being brutally interrogated.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, 1h46
Directed by Thor Freudenthal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Sean Bean, Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion, Alexandra Daddario, Jake Abel
Roles the Oracle of Delphi
Rating58% 2.9015852.9015852.9015852.9015852.901585
In the summer of 2006, Percy recounts the story of Thalia and her sacrifice. A young Annabeth, Luke, Grover and Thalia are running to Camp Half-Blood while being pursued by monsters. Thalia sacrifices herself to get the others into the camp, and her father Zeus transforms her into a pine tree, creating a magical border around the camp. Soon a Cyclops passes through the border and is revealed to be Tyson, Percy's half-brother. The camp is later attacked by a Colchis Bull who breaks through the border and ravages Camp Half-Blood. Percy defeats it with the help of Tyson, Annabeth, and Clarisse. Following this, Luke Castellan (who had survived his and Percy's battle in the previous film) appears and confronts Percy, trying to convert him to his cause. When Percy refuses, Luke disappears.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green, 1h44
Directed by Peter Hedges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children, Films about families, Children's films
Actors Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, CJ Adams, Dianne Wiest, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston
Roles Evette Onat
Rating66% 3.3006553.3006553.3006553.3006553.300655
The film is told from the perspective of Cindy (Jennifer Garner) and Jim Green (Joel Edgerton), as they explain their experience with Timothy (CJ Adams) in an effort to persuade an adoption agency to allow the couple to adopt a child.
On the Inside, 1h35
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Nick Stahl, Dash Mihok, Olivia Wilde, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Daniel Franzese
Roles Dr. Lofton
Rating53% 2.652912.652912.652912.652912.65291
Après avoir commis un meurtre dans un accès de rage, Allen Ménaric est interné dans un établissement psychiatrique pour patients particulièrement violents. Il se retrouve brutalement plongé dans un environnement aussi brutal que déstabilisant. Grâce à un programme de socialisation, il fait la connaissance de Mia, maniaco-dépressive, qui lui redonne le goût à la vie. Toujours hanté par son passé, Allen décide de protéger la jeune femme des autres patients.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, 1h59
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure
Themes Feminist films, Le thème des vacances, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Lucy Hale
Roles Professor Nasrin Mehani
Rating62% 3.100013.100013.100013.100013.10001
In the summer following their first year of college, we revisit four friends who have been apart all year and plan to spend their summer apart until a magical old pair of pants reunites them. Bridget (Blake Lively) visits her grandmother Greta (Blythe Danner) in Alabama to ask about her mother's suicidal depression. Lena (Alexis Bledel) finds her former flame Kostas (Michael Rady) married in Greece. Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) goes through a pregnancy scare and alienates Carmen. Carmen (America Ferrara) auditions for Perdita in a Vermont acting workshop. When Lena's sister Effie (Lucy Hale) steals and loses the Pants in Greece, the Sisterhood follows.
The Stoning of Soraya M., 1h56
Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Parviz Sayyād, Navid Negahban, David Diaan
Roles Zahra
Rating79% 3.998443.998443.998443.998443.99844
Stranded in the remote Iranian village of Kuhpayeh by car trouble, a journalist is approached by Zahra, a woman with a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya, and the bloody circumstances of Soraya's death, by stoning, the previous day. The two sit down as Zahra recounts the story to Freidoune, who records the conversation with his tape recorder. The journalist must escape with his life to tell the story to the rest of the world.
The Lake House, 1h47
Directed by Alejandro Agresti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Time travel films
Actors Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Roles Anna Klyczynski
Rating67% 3.399963.399963.399963.399963.39996
In 2006, Dr. Kate Forster (Bullock) is leaving a lake house that she has been renting in Madison, Wisconsin to move to Chicago. Kate leaves a note in the mailbox for the next tenant to forward her letters should some slip through the system, further adding that the paint-embedded pawprints on the walkway leading into the house were already there when she arrived.
X-Men: The Last Stand, 1h44
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer
Roles Dr. Kavita Rao
Rating66% 3.3479753.3479753.3479753.3479753.347975
Twenty years ago, Professor Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr meet young Jean Grey at her parents' house to invite her to join their school. Ten years later, the industrialist father of Warren Worthington III discovers his son is a mutant as Warren tries to cut off his wings.
American Dreamz, 1h47
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Musical films, La téléréalité, Political films
Actors Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Marcia Gay Harden, Willem Dafoe, Mandy Moore, Sam Golzari
Roles Nazneen Riza
Rating53% 2.6993352.6993352.6993352.6993352.699335
On the morning after his re-election, US President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his "black-and-white" view of the world in a more "gray-seeming" way, and holing up in his bedroom in his pajamas. Frightened by the President's apparent nervous breakdown, his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) pushes him back into the spotlight, booking him as a guest judge on the television ratings juggernaut (and the President's personal favorite), the weekly talent show American Dreamz, a show similar in format to the modern-day American Idol. America cannot seem to get enough of American Dreamz, hosted by self-aggrandizing, self-loathing Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant), ever on the lookout for the next insta-celebrity. His latest crop of hopefuls includes Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore), a conniving steel magnolia with a devoted, dopey veteran boyfriend William Williams (Chris Klein), and Omer Obeidi (Sam Golzari).