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Famous Iranian Americans

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

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    1949 Director of Iranian Studies Program, Stanford University.

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    1965 Actor.

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    1964 Soccer coach, former assistant coach of Korea Republic national football team, Los Angeles ...

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

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    1982 American soccer player.

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    1926 Physicist, inventor of gas laser, Professor Emeritus of Physics at MIT.

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    1973 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 Shot Put for the Iranian National Team and 1st Iranian Asian Indoor Champion 2004.

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    Amin Nazemzadeh Actor.

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    1956 Director of photography.

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    1946 Film director.

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    1980 Professional mixed martial artist and winner of the ultimate fighter 7.

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    1977 Actor.

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    1961 Professional poker player

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    1951 Former soccer player.

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    1975 Actor, semi-professional tennis player.

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    1966 Cofounder, Prodea systems, Inc.

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    Anousheh Khalili 1983 Vocalist.

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    1978 Champion poker player.

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    Arash Ferdowsi 1985 Co-Founder & CTO of Dropbox.

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    1980 Journalist, Sports Illustrated.

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    Artemis Pebdani 1977 Actress.

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    Asieh Namdar 1967 Former CNN anchor.

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