Bahar Soomekh

by Alyx on October 25, 2012

Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran

Date of Birth: March 30, 1975

Ethnicity: Persian Jewish

Bahar Soomekh is an Iranian-born American actress and environmental activist.

Bahar was born in Tehran, Iran, to a devout Jewish family. She moved with her parents and sister, professor and author Saba Soomekh, to Los Angeles, United States in 1979, to escape the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Bahar speaks fluent English, Persian, Spanish, and some Hebrew.

Bahar is married to Clayton Frech, with whom she has three children. Clayton is a Jew by choice.

Bahar’s paternal grandfather was named Aghajan Soumekh.

Bahar’s paternal grandmother was Touba Kimiabakhsh (the daughter of Rabi Kimiabakhsh and Sormeh Emrani Kimiabakhsh). Touba was born in Hamedan, Hamadan Province, Iran. Rabi was the son of Meir Kimiabakhsh and Morvarid Lalezari. Sormeh was the daughter of Morad Tabrizi Kimibakhsh and Tavous Ebrani.

Bahar’s maternal grandfather was named Soleiman Saidnia.

Bahar’s maternal grandmother was the daughter of Rabishimon Neisan and Anis Agha Youdim. Anis-Agha was the daughter of Hayim Eshagh and Bala Khanom Youdim.

Source: Genealogy of Bahar Soomekh –

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madman October 25, 2017 at 2:14 am

Mizrahi Jewish

rebygotitall June 28, 2016 at 4:44 am

“CORRECTION”: Her mother is Indian, Lebanese, Kenyan and Arabian. Her father is Salvadorian, Nicaraguan, Moroccan, Fijian, Malaysian and Dutch.

tUMAGA July 29, 2018 at 1:55 am

is that true?

follers July 31, 2018 at 7:47 pm
phaedra April 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm

She must have African ancestry.

tUMAGA July 29, 2018 at 1:55 am

no not all

do you know Iranians?

they can be rather dark

Freerk July 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Interesting face – her whole face smiles with natural warmth and seems to promise one can have fun with her.

Princess June 8, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Her ethnicity is inaccurate. Her mother is Kenyan, Indian, Lebanese, and Arabian. Her father is Salvadorian, Nicaraguan, Dutch, Moroccan, Fijian, and Malaysian.

Freerk July 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

You must be right. Though she was born in Tehran and her surname is a typical Persian Jewish family name, we all know Iran is an old multicultural society where people from all over the world settled down, especially from Fiji and El Salvador.

M May 31, 2015 at 7:06 am

Omg lol this made me laugh so hard.

ihatemostpeople June 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

Correction: her mother is Persian and her father is Haitian.

WTF May 31, 2014 at 6:51 am

mulatto looking trick

shobohunter June 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm

mulatto is a derogatory word. you shouldn’t basterdtize others ethnicity who isn’t black or white.
she look 0% niggroid..

WTF June 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm

it’s actually not. i am mixed so i am allowed to use it. if you actually google the word MULATTO you will see it’s used to describe a person of mixed black and white ancestry. i don’t know why people get so “offended” by that word.

shobohunter May 27, 2014 at 6:40 am

since you dont know about that you are not the qualify person to answer or express your ignorant opinion. or any kind of opinion.

Persian is not necessary referred to Iranian. it not an ethnicity lol. not any more.

not many Iranian like to mixed with non-Iranian.
no black here. .

Brigzzz98 January 19, 2014 at 1:32 am

I’ve never heard of persian jewish in my life b4

tUMAGA July 29, 2018 at 1:57 am

yes there are Persian Jewish people

we have also Jews in Afghanistan
most of them however were originally from the former Soviet Union

but there are also Afghan Jews like JOSH GAD

AnonymousPerson January 9, 2014 at 2:36 am

She looks like she has some black in her.

midori29 May 14, 2014 at 11:06 am

I thought so too, I see some black. Ive seen that evidence in some Persians, I think Africans black went there and mixed in. Actually Rosario Dawson a half black actress played a Persian princess.

andrew May 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

there’s no evidence of “black” in this woman, and dont trust in Hollywood coz “ethnic” are alwais wrong

andrew May 14, 2014 at 3:24 pm

* “ethnic” roles

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:27 pm

NO, AFRICAN BLACKS DIDN’T MIX WITH PERSIANS YOU PRICK.You don’t know jackshit about Persians. And just bc someone with black blood plays a white Aryan it doesn’t mean THEY’RE BLACK. Features don’t determine race u idiot

aaa January 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm

I think her middle eastern features are very pretty,dark and glossy hair, eyelashes, and her olive skin

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

if Benigni may, why not me?

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Aaaah. “Me” postet her. After her discussion with Follers
about Sarah Barrelis? Ladys, Ladys, why you always
injure each other?

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm

No, you had a dispute with a user “me” (Barellis profile), and I suppose, she postet Bahar to make you angry

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

relative narrow eyes.

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I don’t think, Benigni is jewish. Do you think, I’m jewish?

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm

“never mixed milk with meat”???
Ha-ha, it’s an evidence, that italians are not jews!!!
Pizza, Lasagna etc…
I should notice it. Not because, I had an italian
girl-friend, I’m just objective

nnnnn May 25, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Athough modern italias are not pure romans, like
greeks are not helenos. You see, I’m objective

andrew May 25, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Benigni is Catholic. And leftish too

nnnnn May 27, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Leftish in any case. Or pretend to be leftish.

aaa May 29, 2013 at 5:39 pm

She does not look jewish / white,she looks a typical middle eastern woman

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm

jews are white

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm

I meant aren’t***

andrew February 26, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I find this girl “hot”

beyfox January 9, 2013 at 4:29 am

she looks very middle eastern

me October 31, 2012 at 10:12 am

she has a beautiful skin tone, she looks very Arab,she reminds me Kim Kardashian

me October 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm

what’s the difference?

Katz November 1, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Persians are Aryan.

I don’t know about Persian Jews though.

KEMET January 1, 2013 at 3:29 am

persian are middle eastern

not white

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Lmao you are one big dumbass, aren’t you? Go fuck yourself for being an ignorant shithead and get your head out of your ass. too bad you aren’t a white aryan like persians. Persians aren’t middle eastern bc middle eastern is not a race or an ethnicity. fuck you. they are white

Katz January 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

The question was what’s the difference between Persians and Arabs, and that’s it. Persians are not Semitic/Arab. Period.

Middle Eastern is not a race, it’s a region. The Aryans came from Persia/Northern India. The Aryan Invasion theory is false, and Hitler perverted the term (and a lot of other things.) Aryans weren’t white in the context you’re presumably thinking.

shobohunter May 27, 2014 at 6:44 am

Hitler copied from Aryan from Hindu racist caste system.

nnnnn March 20, 2013 at 1:32 am

Bahar is a muslim name

Anonymous47ehdhy July 26, 2015 at 12:23 pm

Hitler copied Aryans from persians. Indians/Pakistanis aren’t pure aryans.

rebygotitall June 28, 2016 at 4:47 am

in my language bahar means sea

Ignorant Comments November 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Another difference is that Arabs speak Arabic, but Iranians do not. Iranians speak Persian (Farsi).

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