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List of famous film actors and actresses from Iran, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Iran has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Iranian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Iran and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List features film actors like Ali Pourtash, Catherine Bell, and many more

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Iranian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Iran?"

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Omid Djalili is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Mummy Omid Djalili is an English stand-up comedian, actor, television producer and writer.

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Peyman Moaadi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
A Separation, About Elly, Mourning Peyman Moadi is a screenwriter and an actor.

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Sarah Shahi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Old School, Rush Hour 3, For Your Consideration Aahoo Jahansouz "Sarah" Shahi is an American television actress and former NFL Cheerleader. She played Kate Reed in the USA Network legal drama Fairly Legal in 2011–12 and currently ...more

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Arash is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Rhino Season, Chartbreak Hotel Arash Labaf is an actor.

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Rita is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Ben is Back Rita Jahan Foruz is a singer and actor.

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Catherine Bell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Still Small Voices Catherine Lisa Bell is a British American actress known for her role of Lieutenant Colonel Sarah MacKenzie of the television series JAG from 1997 to 2005, Denise Sherwood of the series Army ...more

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Negar Javaherian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Negar Javaherian A Cube of Sugar, Keep Us, Keep Us Negar Javaherian (Persian: نگار جواهریان‎) (born 12 January 1983[1]) is an Iranian actress. Her noted movies are The Book of Law by Maziar Miri and Khabgah-e Dokhtaran ("The Girl's ...more

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Naser Malek Motiee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Naser Malek Motiee And Then There Were None, Broken Spell, Qeysar Nasser Malekmotei is an actor and a film director.

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Arian Moayed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Arranged, Appropriate Behavior, Roadie Arian Moayed is an Iranian-born American actor and theater producer. Moayed received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2011 for his performance as Musa in Bengal Tiger ...more

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Parvin Soleimani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Parvin Soleimani Ghazal, Prince Ehtejab, The Beehive Parvin Solaymani was an actress.

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Shaun Toub is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Iron Man, Crash, Bad Boys Shaun Toub is an Iranian film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Yinsen in 2008's Iron Man, Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner, ...more

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Rana Azadivar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
About Elly, The Lizard Rana Azadivar is an Iranian actress.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
X-Men: The Last Stand, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Lake House Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress. Following numerous starring roles on the stage, her first major film role was in The Report directed Abbas Kiarostami, which won the Critics ...more

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Saeed Poursamimi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Saeed Poursamimi Iran Is My Land, A Cube of Sugar, Captain Khorshid Saeed Poursamimi is an Iranian actor. He started film career acting in Captain Khorshid directed by Naser Taghvai. He received three Crystal Simorgh for Captain Khorshid, Tohfeh-ha and Pardeh-ye ...more

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Hanieh Tavassoli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Hanieh Tavassoli One Night, The Last Supper, White Nights Hanieh Tavassoli is an Iranian actress. She is the winner of best actress in Fajr Film Festival for 2012.

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Marshall Manesh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
The Big Lebowski, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, True Lies Marshall Manesh is an Iranian/American actor. Manesh has appeared in recurring roles on the television shows Will & Grace, Scrubs, Andy Barker, P.I.,Hot in Cleveland, Boston Legal, and, most ...more

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Shams Langroudi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Flamingo No.13 Shams Langroudi is a poet, lecturer and writer.

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Marco Khan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Iron Man, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, 2012 Marco Khan, also Marco Kahn or Marco Khanlian, is an Iranian-Armenian actor.

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Robert Hossein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Once Upon a Time in the West, Rififi, Madame Robert Hossein is a French film actor, director, and writer of Azerbaijani and Jewish origin. He directed the 1982 adaption of Les Misérables, and appeared in Vice and Virtue, Le Casse, ...more

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Parviz Sayyad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
The Stoning of Soraya M., Ferestadeh, Samad dar rah ejdeha Parviz Sayyād is a highly famed actor of Iranian cinema. His first film, the comedic Hasan Kachal, or "Hasan the Bald", is well remembered. He gained more fame starring in one of the ...more

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Barbet Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Mars Attacks!, The Darjeeling Limited, Paris Barbet Schroeder is a Swiss-born French film director and producer who started his career in French cinema in the 1960s, working together with directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques ...more

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Navid Negahban is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Charlie Wilson's War, Brothers, Powder Blue Navid Negahban is an Iranian American actor. He has appeared on 24 and is a regular on Homeland.

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Bahar Soomekh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Crash, Mission: Impossible III, Saw III Bahar Soomekh is an Iranian-American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.

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Abbas Kiarostami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
ABC Africa Abbas Kiarostami is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, photographer and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1970, Kiarostami has been involved in over forty films, including shorts and ...more

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Yosef Shiloach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Jesus, The House on Chelouche Street, Rosebud Yosef Shiloach was an Israeli actor of Kurdish-Jewish origin. Shiloach was considered by many in Israel one of the nation's most beloved actors, mostly thanks to his parts in many Bourekas ...more

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Maz Jobrani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
13 Going on 30, Friday After Next, The Interpreter Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani, also known as Persian Pink Panther, is an Iranian-American comedian and actor who is part of the "Axis of Evil" comedy group. The group appeared on a comedy ...more

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Nazanin Boniadi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Iron Man, Charlie Wilson's War, The Next Three Days Nazanin Boniadi (born 22 May 1980) is an Iranian-British actress. Boniadi changed her career path from science and started pursuing acting in 2006. Her first major acting role was as Leyla Mir ...more

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Christiane Amanpour is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Iron Man 2, War Photographer Christiane Amanpour is CNNs chief international correspondent based in New York. Amanpour has reported on most crises from the worlds many news hotspots, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, ...more

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Kayvan Novak is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Syriana, Four Lions, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Kayvan Novak is a British–Iranian actor, voice artist, and comedian. He is best known for co-creating and starring in the comedy series Fonejacker from 2006 to 2007 with a one-off in 2012. He is ...more

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Golshifteh Farahani is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Body of Lies, Chicken with Plums, Half Moon Golshifteh Farahani is an Iranian actress, musician and singer. She currently lives in Paris, France. She won a Silver Bear in Berlin for her role in Asghar Farhadi's About Elly and the Best ...more

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David Diaan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Art School Confidential, The Ten, The Stoning of Soraya M. David Diaan is an actor and film producer.

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Behrouz Vossoughi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Time Walker, Rhino Season, Caravans Behrouz Vossoughi is an Iranian actor.

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Mozhan Marnò is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Charlie Wilson's War, Traitor, Apples Mozhan Marnò is an Iranian-American film and television actress.

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Mohsen Makhmalbaf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
A Moment of Innocence, Close-Up, Tales Of An Island Mohsen Makhmalbaf is an Iranian film director, writer, film editor, and producer. He has made more than 20 feature films, won some 50 awards and been a jury in more than 15 major film festivals. ...more

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Mahtab Karamati is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Mahtab Karamati To Each His Own Cinema, There Are Things You Don't Know, Shirin Mahtab Karamati is an actress and microbiologist.

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Sahar Biniaz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Watchmen, 2012, The Search for Santa Paws Sahar Biniaz is an Iranian Canadian actress, model and beauty queen who won Miss Universe Canada 2012.

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Necar Zadegan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Unthinkable, Meth Head, Elena Undone Necar Zadegan is an Iranian-American film and television actress and model. She is best known for her recurring role as First Lady Dalia Hassan on the eighth season of 24.

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Daryush Shokof is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Breathful, A2Z, Venussian Tabutasco Daryush Shokof is an Iranian artist, philosopher, film director, writer, and film producer. He was born in Tehran, Iran, but lives in Germany. Daryush Shokof was Born in 1954 in Tehran, Iran. He ...more

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Shahab Hosseini is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
A Separation, Niloofar, About Elly Shahab Hosseini is an Iranian actor.

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Nasim Pedrad is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Despicable Me 2, The Dictator, The Lorax Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian American actress and comedian. She is best known for her five seasons as a cast member of Saturday Night Live.

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Baran Kosari is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Under the Skin of the City, To Each His Own Cinema, Heiran Baran Kosari is a Crystal Simorgh winning Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Rakhshan Bani Etemad, and film producer Jahangir Kosari.

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Pegah Ferydoni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Rabbit Without Ears 2, Women Without Men, The Green Wave Pegah Ferydoni is an actress and singer.

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Jamshied Sharifi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Rollerball Jamshied Sharifi is an American composer and musician. He was born October 17, 1960 in Topeka, Kansas to an Iranian father and an American mother. At an early age, Sharifi was exposed to Jazz ...more

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Jasmin Tabatabai is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
The Baader Meinhof Complex, Bandits, Four Minutes Jasmin Tabatabai is a German-Iranian singer, songwriter and actress.

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Leila Hatami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
A Separation, The Deserted Station, Leila Leila Hatami is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam, and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa.

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Mani Haghighi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
About Elly, Modest Reception Mani Haghighi is an Iranian filmmaker, screen writer and actor. He is the grandson of the writer and filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan.

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Vida Ghahremani is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
The Stoning of Soraya M., Guests of Hotel Astoria, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers Vida Ghahremani is an Iranian actress, designer and teacher. She began acting in film as a teenager. Her earliest work was in 1958's Toofan dar shahre ma. She currently teaches creative theatre ...more

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Mohammad Reza Golzar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Cease Fire, The Last Supper, Tofighe Ejbari Mohammadreza Golzar, is an Iranian actor and musician.

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Khosrow Shakibai is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
Heiran, Sara, Pari Khosrow Shakibā'í or Khosro Shakibaei was a celebrated Iranian stage and cinema actor. He ranks amongst the most accomplished of actors of his generation. Khosrow Shakibai was born to ...more

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Saber Abbar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Iran
About Elly, Colors of Memory, Facing Mirrors Saber Abar is an Iranian actor and theater director, best known for his role in "About Elly". Abar has received two Crystal Simorgh Prize Nominations, both for Best Supporting Actor at ...more