Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress who has achieved international acclaim for her powerful performances in film, television, and theater. Born on May 11, 1952, in Tehran, Iran, she began her acting career in the 1970s before moving to the United States following the Iranian Revolution. With her distinctive voice and exceptional acting talent, Aghdashloo has become a respected figure in the entertainment industry.
|Full Name||Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar Aghdashloo|
|Date of Birth||May 11, 1952|
|Height||5 feet 5 inches (165 cm)|
|Education||Brunel University London (Bachelor’s in International Relations)|
|Parents||Anushiravan Vaziri-Tabar (father), Effie (Alma) Vaziri-Tabar (mother)|
|Net Worth||Estimated at $8 million (as of 2023)|
Shohreh Aghdashloo Early Life and Education
Shohreh Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran, to a middle-class family. She developed an interest in acting at a young age and began her career in Iranian theater at the age of 18. In the late 1970s, Aghdashloo moved to England to study at Brunel University London, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations.
Shohreh Aghdashloo Career
Aghdashloo’s acting career began with stage performances in Tehran, and she later appeared in Iranian films such as Gozaresh (1977) and Shatranje Bad (1976). After relocating to the United States, she continued her career in theater and film. Her breakthrough role came in the 2003 film House of Sand and Fog, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Since then, Aghdashloo has appeared in numerous films and television series, including X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Lake House (2006), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), and The Expanse (2015-2021). Her performances have garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards, including an Emmy Award for her role in the 2008 miniseries House of Saddam.
Shohreh Aghdashloo Personal Life
Shohreh Aghdashloo was married to Iranian playwright and painter Aydin Aghdashloo from 1972 to 1980. After their divorce, she moved to the United States and later married actor and playwright Houshang Touzie in 1987. The couple has a daughter, Tara Touzie, who was born in 1989. Aghdashloo is an advocate for human rights, especially for women’s rights and refugee issues, and has used her platform to raise awareness about these issues.