Mercedes Mason

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Birth Name: Mercedes Masöhn

Place of Birth: Linköping, Sweden

Date of Birth: 3 March, 1982

Ethnicity: Iranian

Mercedes Mason is a Swedish-American actress. She is known for playing Zondra on the series Chuck, and Ofelia Salazar on Fear The Walking Dead. She is also known as Mercedes Masöhn.

Mercedes was born in Linköping, Sweden, to Iranian parents, who left Iran after the 1979 Iranian Revolution. The family moved to the U.S. around 1993, and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Her sister is writer and director Tannaz Hazemi. Mercedes has said that she speaks fluent French, Spanish, Persian, and Swedish.

Mercedes is married to American actor David Denman, with whom she has two children.

Sources: Interviews with Mercedes’ sister, Tannaz Hazemi –

4 Responses

  1. stlucas says:

    “I was born the week of the American hostage crisis in Tehran,” explains writer-director Tannaz Hazemi. “Both of my parents are Iranian, and my mom spent a lot of time trying to get us out of there,” she continues.

    Hazemi grew up in post-revolution Iran, and then later Sweden, with her sister (the actress Mercedes Masohn) and parents. In 1993, the family immigrated to the Chicago suburbs where Hazemi attended high school and struggled with her English. “It was a massive cultural change,” she recalls.

    Apparently, Mercedes is 100% Iranian.

  2. andrew says:

    “Born into a multi-national family”

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