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Famous Iranian Americans

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List of famous Iranian-Americans, including Iranians who have immigrated to the US as well as natural-born US citizens of Iranian descent. (Though most of the listed individuals are American citizens, some have dual Iran and US citizenship.) The list includes notable, important Iranian-Americans from a variety of fields and disciplines, including academia, the arts, business, technology, media, journalism, music, politics and sports.

The group, as a whole, is occasionally referred to as "Persian Americans" as well. 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 famous Iranian Americans? Take a look at this list and you'll see for yourself.
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  1. 1

    Abass Alavi

    Professor of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and neurology; University of Pennsylvania.
  2. 2
    1949 More
    Director of Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University.
  3. 3
    1965 More
    Actor.
  4. 4
    1964 More
    Soccer coach, former assistant coach of Korea Republic national football team, Los Angeles ... more
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    Founding Director of Center for Persian Studies, University of Maryland.
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    1982 More
    American soccer player.
  7. 7
    1926 More
    Physicist, inventor of gas laser, Professor Emeritus of Physics at MIT.
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    1973 More
    One of the lead singers of Orange County, California-based pop-punk band Zebrahead.
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    FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst.
  10. 10

    Amin Abraham Paul Nikfar

    Shot Put for the Iranian National Team and 1st Iranian Asian Indoor Champion 2004.
  11. 11

    Amin Nazemzadeh

    Actor.
  12. 12
    1956 More
    Director of photography.
  13. 13
    1946 More
    Film director.
  14. 14
    1980 More
    Professional mixed martial artist and winner of the ultimate fighter 7.
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    1977 More
    Actor.
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    1961 More
    Professional poker player
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    1951 More
    Former soccer player.
  18. 18
    1975 More
    Actor, semi-professional tennis player.
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    1966 More
    Cofounder, Prodea systems, Inc.
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    Anousheh Khalili

    1983 More
    Vocalist.
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    1978 More
    Champion poker player.
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    Co-Founder & CTO of Dropbox.
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    1980 More
    Journalist, Sports Illustrated.
  24. 24

    Artemis Pebdani

    1977 More
    Actress.
  25. 25

    Asieh Namdar

    1967 More
    Former CNN anchor.

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