Leila Hatami (October 1, 1972, Teheran, Iran )
Leila Hatami (born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam, and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa.
After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electrical Engineering at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).
After two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. She can speak French, English and German as well as her native Persian language.
After a pause of a few years which included the continuation of her studies in Switzerland she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjui's film Leila. Her acting in this film received rave reviews from critics and audiences.
She married her co-star in Leila (Ali Mosaffa) in 1999. They have two children: a boy named Mani (born February 2007) and a girl named Asal (born October 2008).
She had a few short appearances during her childhood which included roles in Hezar Dastan TV series and Kamalolmolk movie, as well as a role in 1991 as a blind Turkish princess in Delshodegan.
Having appeared in bit parts in some of her father's movies, Leila Hatami's first lead film appearance was the title role in the 1996 film Leila, directed by Dariush Mehrjui. She received the Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from the 15th Fajr Film Festival.
Her role in The Deserted Station (2002) won the best actress award from the 26th Montreal World Film Festival.
She has appeared in her husband's first film as a director, Portrait of a Lady Far Away (Ali Mosaffa, 2005).
In 2012 A Separation won the Academy Award Oscar for best foreign film in which Leila played the leading female role.
1992 The Love Stricken
2000 The Mix
2000 The English Bag (TV Series)
2001 Water and Fire
2001 The Sweet Jam
2002 Low Heights
2002 The Deserted Station
2005 Portrait of a Lady Far Away
2005 Salad of the Season
2005 Poet of the Wastes
2007 Every Night Loneliness
2007–2008 Paridokht (TV Series)
2009 40 Years Old
2009 Roaming in the Mist
2009 What a wonderful life or Lovely Sky
2010 There are things you don't know
2011 Nader and Simin, A Separation
2011 Felicity Land
Honorary Diploma for performance in a leading role for Leila, from 15th Fajr Film Festival, 1997
Best Actress in a leading role for Water & Fire, from 5th ceremony of khaneh cinema, 2001
Best Actress for Deserted Station, from 25th Montreal Film Festival, 2002
Best Actress in a leading role for Bi Pooli, from 27th Fajr Film Festival, 2009
Best Actress for Nader and Simin, a separation, from Berlin Film Festival, 2011
Best Actress for The Last Step, from Karlovy Vary IFF film festival, 2012