Nadia Björlin

by ethnic on December 25, 2007

Birth Name: Nadia Alexandra Björlin

Place of Birth: Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 2, 1980

*Swedish (father)
*Iranian (mother)

Nadia Björlin is an American actress, model, and singer. Her father, Ulf Björlin (Mats Ulf Stefan Björlin), was a Swedish conductor and composer, who was born in Stockholm. Her mother, Fary Björlin (née Dadashi), is an Iranian interior designer.

She was born in Newport, Rhode Island, and lived in Sweden until she was seven years old. She can speak Swedish, English, and Farsi.

Nadia is married to Grant Turnbull, with whom she has two children.

Nadia’s paternal grandfather was Per Mattias Björlin.

Nadia’s paternal grandmother was Karin Dagmar Mathilda von Scheele (the daughter of Gösta Sture Hjalmar von Schéele and Alma Maria Lundin). Gösta was born in Abry, the son of Gustaf August Oskar von Schéele and Inga Mathilda Andersson. Alma was the daughter of Carl Lundin and Josefina Kimstrand.

Source: Genealogy of Nadia Björlin (focusing on her father’s side) –

Joe Seer /

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bablah September 25, 2017 at 11:02 am
neiltennant August 2, 2017 at 6:20 am

she does look british, irish etc. haha

on the other hand she has the same face like AMBER THIESSEN who also claimed a lot of times that she is turkish descent and she spoke about her ”olive tone”

Wolfman August 29, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Beautiful! She look like one of my cousins, but we’re Punjabi Sikh with origins from the famous Scythians which has been proven.

neiltennant July 26, 2015 at 12:52 pm

good looking !

she has the look every persian girl would be proud of _===

Kimmel August 1, 2017 at 11:51 am

Why would they be proud of a mixed-race woman?

ihatemostpeople February 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm

That fake ass tan is horrible.

Azeri December 7, 2013 at 6:30 am

Her mother is Azerbaijani according to official site

hiyathere September 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm

People here clearly don’t know a thing. She is persian, and speaks farsi. Shes not IRANIAN she is AFGHAN. Stop getting that confused!

asadi August 10, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Persian and iranian are the same culture-!

aaa May 29, 2013 at 5:42 pm

I don’t know who this woman is, I can see middle eastern in her though.

nnnnn February 19, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Some celebrities have strange eyes (Leto, Dadario, too)
BTW Persia is Iran last 70 years (approxemently)

nnnnn March 2, 2013 at 2:38 am

is her mom 70 years old, if she’s persian and not iranian?

mimi6981 March 31, 2013 at 1:27 am


andrew March 31, 2013 at 11:02 am

Persians are the main ethnic group of Iran. Persia is the ancient name of Iran

Angelalibohova January 15, 2013 at 5:58 am

She has a Swedish last name

BellaTrainer December 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

She is stunning :)

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