Shohreh Aghdashloo (May 11th, 1952, Teheran, Iran )
Shohreh Aghdashloo is one of the most gifted and abundantly talented actresses around.
She started her acting career with Theater Workshops in Iran where she performed in numerous plays.
Aghdashloo started her stage work with the Drama Workshop of Tehran. The workshop was to be a vehicle for a new genre of theatre.
It was created by a group of young professionals, intellectuals and playwrights among whom were Bijan Saffaree and Abbas Na'lbandian.
Shohreh Aghdashloo's debut was in a family drama, Gozaresh (The Report) by the world renowned director, Abbas Kiarostami whose later films such as Through the Olive Tree and Taste of Cherry has captivated critics and audiences worldwide.
Aghdashloo then appeared in Sootah Delaan (heart-brokens) by the legendary Iranian Writer/Director, Ali Hatami whose memorable Period Piece movies such as Soltan-e Saheb Gheran and Hezar Dastaan contributed significantly to raising the awareness of Iranians about the past hundred years of their history.
In Sootah Delaan, in the role of a hired prostitute, Shohreh Aghdashloo, falls in love with a retarded man, played gracefully by the famed Behrooz Vosooghi.
After emigrating to Britain, Aghdashloo took up acting in theater. In the United States she has appeared in many plays with her husband, Hooshang Toozie whose Sweet Smell of Love (Booyeh Khosh-e Eshgh) became an instant hit.
This touching play about immigrants family life, single-handedly influenced the attitude of the Iranian community towards theater. To date almost a hundred thousand people have seen this play in more than 30 countires across the world.
The sequel to Sweet Smell of Love, Our Share of the Father's House continued the love audiences have developed for plays written and performed by the couple, Hooshang Toozie and Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Year Title Role Notes
1976 Shatranje Bad (The Chess game of the Wind)
1977 Gozaresh (The Report)
1978 Sooteh-Delan (Broken Hearts), as Aghdas
1989 Guests of Hotel Astoria, Mrs. Pori Karemnia, first American film role
1991 Raha Raha
1993 Twenty Bucks Ghada Holiday
2000 Surviving Paradise, Pari First English language Iranian-American feature film distributed theatrically in the United States, written and directed by Kamshad Kooshan
2001 America So Beautiful Exiled Actress
2002 Maryam Mrs. Homa Armin
2003 Possessed Woman Short film by Shirin Neshat
2003 Pulse Woman Short film by Shirin Neshat
2003 Mystic Iran Narrator Documentary film by Aryana Farshad
2003 House of Sand and Fog Nadereh 'Nadi' Behrani Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated–Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
2005 Exorcism of Emily Rose, TheThe Exorcism of Emily Rose Dr. Sadira Adani
2005 Babak and Friends- A First Norooz Farah Animated movie
2006 American Dreamz Mrs. Nazneen Riza
2006 Lake House, TheThe Lake House Dr. Anna Klyczynski
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Dr. Kavita Rao
2006 Nativity Story, TheThe Nativity Story Elizabeth
2008 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, TheThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Prof. Nasrin Mehani
2008 Stoning of Soraya M., TheThe Stoning of Soraya M. Zahra Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
2009 In NorthWood Dr. Lofton Completed
2010 Adjustment Bureau, TheThe Adjustment Bureau Filming
2010 No Game, TheThe No Game Aunt Laila Pre-production
2010 Mass Effect 2 Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay (voice) Completed
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Matlock Saleslady 1 episode
1993 Martin Malika 1 episode
2001 Honduran Suburbs, TheThe Honduran Suburbs Zereshk 2 episodes
2004 Secret Service, TheThe Secret Service Lila Ravan 1 episode
2005 24 Dina Araz 12 episodes
Nominated–Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2006 Smith Charlie 5 episodes
2006 Will & Grace Pam 1 episode
2006 ER Mrs. Riza Kardatay 1 episode
2007 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Helen Crawford 1 episode
2008 House of Saddam Sajida Khairallah Talfah 4 episodes
Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie
2008 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Mina 1 episode
2009 FlashForward Nhadra Udaya Recurring role