By Iman Sadri
April 18, 2021
Nazanin Boniadi : Prime Time Persian
Nazanin Boniadi is an A-List Persian American talent with beauty, brains and a humanitarian soul. She has starred in a slew of TV shows and films including – Homeland, How I Met Your Mother, Counterpart, Hotel Mumbai and as the female lead in the $100 Million Ben-Hur remake. Nazanin starred opposite George Clooney in an ad for N’espresso. Nazanin is next starring in the Lord of the Rings – Amazon Prime series reboot and has been in New Zealand for over a year working on the project. She is an Academy member as well an ambassador for Amnesty International. She is tirelessly campaigning for global human rights.
After a successful academic run at UC Irvine – where she earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences, with honors, she changed her path to acting and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She started her career on General Hospital as Leyla Mir where she was nominated for an NAACP Image award. She starred in The Next Three Days, Charlie Wilson’s War and Iron Man. Nazanin has starred in 24, CSI, Grey’s Anatomy and the film Bombshell, starring as Rudi Bakhtiar. She can be followed on social media @NazaninBoniadi