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Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh started her acting career in theater at the age of 6 and has always kept a strong link with theater, but it was at the age of 14 that she acted in her first film The Pear Tree (1998), for which she won the prize for the Best Actress from the international section of the Fajr film festival, immediately making her one of the stars of Iranian cinema. Since then she has played in more than 15 films, many of which have been screened or awarded at international festivals. Amongst her latest films are Bahman Ghobadi's Half Moon (2006) (winner of the Golden Seashell at the San Sebastián film festival 2006), Dariush Mehrjui's controversial The Music Man (2007), still banned in Iran, and the late Rasool Mollagholi Poor's M for Mother (2006), which after a huge success in Iran was chosen to represent Iran for the Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards in 2008. After playing in Body of Lies (2008) by Ridley Scott, Golshifteh became the first Iranian star to act in a major Hollywood production. Subsequently she was banned from leaving her country. Her last film in Iran About Elly (2009) won a Silver Bear in Berlin and the Best Narrative Feature at Tribeca (2009). Golshifteh graduated from music school, she sings and plays the piano amongst other instruments. She is also fluent in French and English and lives in Paris now.

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Jul 10, 1983 In Téhéran, Iran
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Pear Tree 1998-10-18
Latest Project:
Movie Santa & Cie 2017-12-06
Known For
Poster of M for Mother
Poster of The Fish Fall in Love
Poster of Bab'Aziz
Poster of Two Angels
Movie Santa & Cie 2017-12-06
Movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Shansa 2017-05-23
Movie Paterson Laura 2016-11-17
Movie Go Home Nada 2016-10-12
Movie Sophie's Misfortunes Madame de Réan 2016-04-20
Movie Finding Altamira Conchita 2016-04-01
Movie Two Friends Mona 2015-09-23
Movie Exodus: Gods and Kings Nefertari 2014-12-03
Movie Eden Yasmin 2014-11-19
Movie Rosewater Maryam 2014-11-07
Movie My Sweet Pepper Land Govend 2014-04-09
Movie Just Like a Woman Mona 2012-12-14
Movie The Patience Stone The woman 2012-09-08
Movie If You Die, I'll Kill You Sibe 2011-03-23
Movie Chicken with Plums Irâne 2011-10-25
Movie There Be Dragons Leila 2011-03-25
Movie About Elly Sepideh 2009-02-10
Movie Body of Lies Aisha 2008-10-10
Movie Shirin Woman in audience 2008-01-20
Movie The Music Man Hanieh 2007-04-01
Movie M for Mother Sepideh 2006-10-24
Movie Half Moon Niwemang 2006-09-01
Movie The Fish Fall in Love Touka 2006-01-01
Movie Bab'Aziz Nour 2005-01-01
Movie Two Angels Azar 2003-11-19
Movie Boutique Eti 2003-08-23
Movie The Pear Tree M 1998-10-18