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Famous Iranian Americans

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Some of the most famous actors, athletes, politicians, academics, journalists, and musicians are from Iranian decent. Some of these famous Persian-Americans immigrated to the US, while others are natural-born US citizens. A few of the names on this list have dual citizenship in both Iran and the United States. As of 2011, the US has the second-largest Iranian population outside of the nation of Iran, largely due to a sizable wave of immigration from Iran between the years 1980 and 1990 following the Iranian Revolution and the abolition of the Iranian monarchy. 

Who are some of the most famous Iranian-Americans? Adrian Pasdar tops our list. He's best known for his role as Jim Profit on the hit Fox TV series, Profit. He also has a recurring role Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, and has done a ton of voice-acting in some of Marvel's cartoon superhero stories. 

Check our our list of the most famous Iranian-Americans below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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    Abass Alavi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Abass Alavi Professor of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and neurology; University of Pennsylvania.

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    age 66 Director of Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University.

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    age 50 Actor.

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    age 51 Soccer coach, former assistant coach of Korea Republic national football team, Los Angeles Galaxy and Iran national team.

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    Founding Director of Center for Persian Studies, University of Maryland.

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    age 33 American soccer player.

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    age 89 Physicist, inventor of gas laser, Professor Emeritus of Physics at MIT.

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    age 42 One of the lead singers of Orange County, California-based pop-punk band Zebrahead.

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    FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst.

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    Amin Abraham Paul Nikfar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Amin Abraham Paul Nikfar Shot Put for the Iranian National Team and 1st Iranian Asian Indoor Champion 2004.

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    Amin Nazemzadeh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Amin Nazemzadeh Actor.

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    age 59 Director of photography.

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    age 69 Film director.

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    age 35 Professional mixed martial artist and winner of the ultimate fighter 7.

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    age 38 Actor.

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    Died at 49 (1961-2010) Professional poker player

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    age 64 Former soccer player.

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    age 40 Actor, semi-professional tennis player.

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    age 49 Cofounder, Prodea systems, Inc.

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    Anousheh Khalili is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Anousheh Khalili age 32 Vocalist.

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    age 37 Champion poker player.

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    Arash Ferdowsi age 30 Co-Founder & CTO of Dropbox.

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    age 35 Journalist, Sports Illustrated.

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    age 38 Actress.

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    Asieh Namdar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Asieh Namdar age 48 Former CNN anchor.

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    age 43 Former Seventeen (magazine) and CosmoGIRL! editor-in-chief.

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    age 39 Journalist, Time Magazine.

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    age 60 Writer.

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    age 40 Actress.

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    Bahram Mashhoon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Bahram Mashhoon General Relativity physicist.

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    age 29 First Pro Iranian Basketball player to play in USA history.

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    Fashion designer.

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    Behzad Razavi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Behzad Razavi Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles.

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    Bijan Pakzad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Bijan Pakzad Noted fashion and perfume designer

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    age 54 Academy Award winning film producer.

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    Camran Nezhat is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Camran Nezhat Director, Stanford Endoscopy Center for Training & Technology.

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    age 47 Actress.

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    age 57 Anchor of ABC Sunday morning political affairs program, former CNN chief international correspondent.

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    age 55 String theorist in Harvard.

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    Cyma Zarghami is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Cyma Zarghami age 54 President of Nickelodeon and MTV Networks Kids & Family Group.

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    Cyrus Bolooki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Cyrus Bolooki age 35 Drummer of New Found Glory.

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    Cyrus Kar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Cyrus Kar age 54 Film director.

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    age 59 Screenwriter and director.

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    age 43 Writer.

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    Stand-up comedian.

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    Dara Khosrowshahi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Dara Khosrowshahi age 46 President and CEO, Expedia, Inc.

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    age 40 Guitarist/vocalist of four-piece Alternative metal band System Of A Down.

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    Davar Ardalan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    Davar Ardalan NPR producer of Morning Edition.

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    age 47 Actor and writer.

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    David B. Samadi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Iranian Americans

    David B. Samadi Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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