Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi

Iranian-born English activist and actress
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Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi (; Persian: نازنین بنیادی‎, born 22 May 1980) is an English actress. Born in Iran and raised in London, she went to university in the United States, where she landed her first major acting role as Leyla Mir in the medical drama General Hospital (2007–2009) and its spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift (2007). Since then, she is best known for playing "Nora" in the hit TV series "How I Met Your Mother", Fara Sherazi in the Showtime spy thriller series Homeland (2013–2014), Esther in the historical drama film Ben-Hur (2016), Clare Quayle in the Starz sci-fi thriller series Counterpart (2017–2018), and Zahra Kashani in the action thriller film Hotel Mumbai (2018). Boniadi was an Amnesty International spokesperson from 2009 to 2015 and has been a board member of the Center for Human Rights in Iran since 2015.

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Full name at birth
Nazanin Boniadi
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Claim to fame
General Hospital as Leyla Mir
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Date of birth
22 May 1980
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Place of birth
Tehran, Iran
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Actress, Activist
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5' 4" (163 cm)
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Weight
108 lbs (49.0 kg)
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Residence
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Net worth
$2,000,000 USD
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  • She graduated with Honors from the University of California Irvine, where she received a Bacholor's Degree in Biological Sciences
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (2009)
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AKA Talent Agency
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