Bahar Soomekh

Soomekh in 2007, photo by PR Photos

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. She is known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III, among others.

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. Among their children is Ezra Frech, a Paralympic athlete, who competes in high jump, long jump and sprinting events in international level events.

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 –

52 Responses

  1. ihatemostpeople says:

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

  2. WTF says:

    mulatto looking trick

    • shobohunter says:

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

      • WTF says:

        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.

  3. shobohunter says:

    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. .

  4. Brigzzz98 says:

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

  5. AnonymousPerson says:

    She looks like she has some black in her.

    • midori29 says:

      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.

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