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This list contains information about Persian celebrities, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Persian people are Iranians who speak the Persian language. Several famous musicians, athletes, and comedians are Persian. Some of these celebrities were born in the Middle East, whereas others were born in the U.S. to Iranian immigrants. One Saturday Night Live cast member is Persian and speaks fluent Farsi. 

Who is the most famous person who is Persian? Catherine Bell tops our list. Catherine Bell was born in London to a Persian mother and Scottish father. She moved to the U.S. when she was two years old. Journalist Christiane Amanpour was born in London and raised in Tehran, Iran. Her mother is British and her father is Persian. Andre Agassi was born in Las Vegas and he is of Persian, Armenian, and Assyrian descent. His father, Emmanuel "Mike" Agassi, was an Olympic boxer for Iran.

Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran. She moved to the U.S. with her family in 1984, when she was two years old. Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran. She made her American film debut in 1989. 

Featuring Hollywood actors, models, and more, this list of Persian celebs has them all. 

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Catherine Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 31 Celebrities Who Are Persian
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Catherine Bell was born in London to a Persian mother and Scottish father. She moved to the U.S. when she was two years old.

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Age: 48

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Massage therapist, Film Producer, Model, Actor

Credits: JAG, Bruce Almighty, Army Wives, The Good Witch

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Shohreh Aghdashloo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 31 Celebrities Who Are Persian
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Shohreh Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran. She made her American film debut in 1989.

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Profession: Actor

Credits: X-Men: The Last Stand, 24, The Lake House, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Nativity Story, + more

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Nasim Pedrad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 31 Celebrities Who Are Persian
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"Saturday Night Live" alum Nasim Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran. She moved to the U.S. with her family in 1984, when she was two years old.

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Profession: Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Despicable Me 2, Saturday Night Live, The Lorax, No Strings Attached

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#66 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#19 on The Funniest Female SNL Alumni

#20 on The Best SNL Cast Members of the '00s

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Sarah Shahi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 31 Celebrities Who Are Persian
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TV star Sarah Shahi was born in Texas to a Persian father and Spanish mother.

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Euless, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Model, Actor, Cheerleader

Credits: Person of Interest, Old School, Bullet to the Head, Life

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