Aghdashloo, Shohreh 1952- (Shohreh, Shohreh Vaziri)

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Aghdashloo, Shohreh 1952- (Shohreh, Shohreh Vaziri)


Original name, Pari Vaziri-Tabar; born May 11, 1952, in Tehran, Iran; married Aydin Aghdashloo (an artist), 1972 (divorced, 1980); married Houshang Touzie (an actor and playwright), 1995; children: (second marriage) Tara. Education: International University Europe, Waterford, England, B.A.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Publicist—Carol Marshall, Carol Marshall Public Relations, 4849 Placidia Ave., Toluca Lake, CA 91601-4833.


Actress. Appeared on stage with theatre workshops in Iran.

Awards, Honors:

New York Film Critics Circle Award, 2003, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, Independent Spirit Award, Independent Features Project/West, Academy Award nomination, and Online Film Critics Society Award, all best supporting actress, 2004, for House of Sand and Fog; Golden Satellite Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a television series, miniseries, or movie, International Press Academy, 2005, for 24.


Film Appearances:

Shatranje bad (also known as The Chess Game of the Wind), 1976.

Gozaresh (also known as The Report), 1977.

Aghdas, Sooteh-Delan (also known as Broken Hearts and Desiderium), Payam, 1978.

Guests of Hotel Astoria, International Home Cinema, 1989.

Title role, Raha, 1991.

Ghada Holiday, Twenty Bucks, Triton Pictures, 1993.

Pari, Surviving Paradise, Radio London Films, 2000.

Exiled actress, America So Beautiful, 2001, Noor Film Festival, 2007.

Homa Armin, Maryam, Streetlight Films, 2002.

Possessed (short film), Mad Apple Films, 2003.

Nadi, House of Sand and Fog, DreamWorks, 2003.

Narrator, Mystic Iran: The Unseen World (documentary), Wellspring Media, 2004.

Dr. Adani, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Screen Gems, 2005.

Serenity, Universal, 2005.

Voice of Farah, Babak & Friends: A First Norooz (animated short film), Avang, 2005.

Nazneen Riza, American Dreamz, Universal, 2006.

Dr. Kavita Rao, X-Men: The Last Stand (also known as X-Men 3 and X3), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Dr. Anna Klyczynski, The Lake House, Warner Bros., 2006.

Elizabeth, The Nativity Story, New Line Cinema, 2006.

Film Producer:

Mystic Iran: The Unseen World (documentary), Wellspring Media, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dina Araz, 24, Fox, 2005.

Charlie, Smith, CBS, 2006-2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Sajida Khairallah Talfah, Between Two Rivers, HBO, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Shohreh) Saleslady, "Nowhere to Turn," Matlock, NBC, 1990.

(As Shohreh Vaziri) Malika, "Jerome's in the House," Martin, Fox, 1993.

The Charlie Rose Show, PBS, 2003.

The View, ABC, 2005.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Riza Kardatay, "Lost in America," ER, NBC, 2006.

Pam, "Cowboys and Iranians," Will & Grace, NBC, 2006.

"The Nativity Story," HBO First Look, HBO, 2006.

Dr. Helen Crawford, "Scars and Souvenirs," Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004.

The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2005.

2006 Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2006.

Television Appearances; Other:

Lila Ravan, The Secret Service (pilot), ABC, 2004.

Charlie, Smith (pilot), CBS, 2006.

Narrator of the documentary special Iran: A Celebration of Art and Culture, PBS.

Internet Appearances; Series:

Herself, "Day 4: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.," 24Inside, 2005.



Behind the Scenes of "House of Sand and Fog," DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004.

Audio Books:

Narrator of Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia, by Carmen bin Laden.



Entertainment Weekly, February 6, 2004, p. 68.

New York Times, January 23, 2005.

TV Guide, February 20, 2005, pp. 38-39.

USA Today, June 16, 2005.

Washington Post, February 24, 2004, pp. C1, C4.