Shohreh Aghdashloo (Iranian-American actress)
Shohreh Aghdashloo (born May 11, 1952, in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-American actress. She was a national celebrity in her native Iran at a younger age. Aghdashloo won multiple honors and earned positive reviews for her role as Dina Araz, a terrorist posing as a well-to-do housewife and mother in Los Angeles, in the fourth season of the Fox television series 24 (2001).
Effie and Anushiravan Vaziri-Tabar have a daughter named Aghdashloo. Shahram, Shahriar, and Shahrokh are her three brothers. Her stage name is derived from her first husband, painter Aydin Aghdashloo’s surname. Against her family’s wishes, she began attending theatrical workshops after their marriage in 1972, when she was 19 and he was 31. She had always desired to be an actor and began acting in Iranian theatre and movies at a young age. They never had children and divorced in 1979, when she fled Iran for England during the Iranian Revolution.
Because of her interest in politics after having to leave her own country, Aghdashloo acquired a bachelor’s degree in international relations at Brunel University after arriving in England. Her parents had taken her to London when she was a youngster, so she was already familiar with the country. She maintained her acting career after that, which led her to Los Angeles.
The actress, who was born in Iran, has had two previous marriages. She married for the first time in her native Iran in 1972. She was 18 years old at the time she married Aydin Aghdashloo. Aydin Aghdashloo is a multi-award-winning Iranian painter, writer, and film critic. Their marriage did not produce any children, and they divorced in 1979, just before the actress was about to flee Iran. Aghdashloo married Houshang Touze, an actor and playwright, in 1987. Tara Touzie, their daughter, was born in 1989. She has since acted in numerous of Touzie’s plays, bringing them to national and international theatres, mainly in the Iranian diaspora.
She appeared in several notable films, including Abbas Kiarostami’s The Report (1977), which earned critics’ honors at the Moscow Film Festival. With Desiderium (1978), directed by the late Ali Hatami, she gained greater popularity and established herself as one of Iran’s leading women.
She appeared in films such as Twenty Bucks (1993), Surviving Paradise (2000), and Maryam, all of which were okay but not spectacular (2002). Dina Araz, a terrorist disguised as a well-to-do housewife and mother in Los Angeles, garnered positive reviews for her 12 episodes in the Fox television series 24 (2001). She had to wait a long time before getting her big break in Hollywood.
After reading the renowned novel “House of Sand and Fog” for years, DreamWorks was finally in the process of adapting the narrative for the big screen. They were seeking for a relatively unknown Iranian actress to play Kingsley’s wife, Nadi, after casting Ben Kingsley (as Massoud Amir Behrani) and Jennifer Connelly in the starring parts.
Shohreh Aghdashloo was cast properly. She stole the show and was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress in a feature picture, as well as several other major accolades, including the Independent Spirit Award for best supporting actress in a feature film, the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics Award, and others.
Aghdashloo’s net worth is estimated to be at 54 million dollars. She has built her fortune in the film business and is one of Iran’s wealthiest celebrities. It’s worth noting that the actress comes from a wealthy Iranian family, so she’s no stranger to opulence. As previously indicated, Aghdashloo is a writer. In 2013, she released her debut album. “The Alley of Love” and “Yellow Jasmines” are the titles of two books that are basically autobiographies.