Amir Talai

by stlucas on March 20, 2018

Amir Talai – “Killing Gunther” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – TCL Chinese Theater, Hollywood & Highland, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Amir E. Talai

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 24, 1977

Ethnicity: Iranian

Amir Talai is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and voice artist.

Amir is the son of Kokab S. (Barmaki) and Mohammad E. Talai. His parents are Iranian.

He has stated:

Being an Iranian-American from a Muslim family I always related to anyone who feels marginalized because of identity… and I’ve always felt equality is so attainable, and that’s why I’m so passionate about it.

Sources: Birth record of Amir Talai –

Marriage record of Amir’s parents –


Cameron Gharaee

by stlucas on February 14, 2018

Place of Birth: Brandon, Mississippi, U.S.

*Iranian (father)
*Scottish, Irish, possibly Native American (mother)

Cameron Gharaee is an American actor.

Cameron is the son of Alma Lou (Frazier) and Nasser S. Gharaee. His father is from Tehran, Iran. His mother is said to have Irish and Native American ancestry. Her surname is of Scottish origin.


Photo by kathclick/


Zal Batmanglij

by stlucas on January 30, 2018

Zal Batmanglij – “Kill Your Darlings” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Writers Guild of America Theatre – Beverly Hills, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa / PR Photos

Place of Birth: France

Date of Birth: April 27, 1980

Ethnicity: Iranian

Zal Batmanglij is a French-born American film director and screenwriter.

Zal is the son of author Najmieh Batmanglij (born Najmieh Khalili) and Mohammad Batmanglij. Zal’s parents are from Iran. Zal’s brother is songwriter and producer Rostam Batmanglij. They were raised in Washington, D.C.



The Chain Gang of 1974

by Manila on December 11, 2017

Birth Name: Kamtin Karimi Mohager

Place of Birth: San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 31, 1985

Ethnicity: Iranian

The Chain Gang of 1974 is the indietronica project of American musician and DJ, Kamtin Mohager.

Kamtin’s parents, Minoo (Ghadami) and Kamran Karimi Mohager, moved out of Iran two years prior to the Iranian Revolution.


Kamtin’s birth record –


Abbas Kiarostami

by andrew on November 28, 2017

Birth Name: عباس کیارستمی

Date of Birth: 22 June, 1940

Place of Birth: Teheran, Iran

Date of Death: 4 July, 2016

Place of Death: Paris, France

Ethnicity: Iranian

Abbas Kiarostami was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, poet, photographer, and film producer. His son, Bahman Kiarostami, is also a director, cinematographer, editor, and producer.

Photo by Denis Makarenko/