Nadia Björlin

Björlin in 2007, Joe Seer /

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, singer, and model. Her roles include Days of Our Lives, Venice: The Series, and the film Redline.

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, particularly in Stockholm, later moving to Palm Beach, Florida. She can speak Swedish, English, and Farsi.

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

Nadia’s paternal grandfather was named 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). Karin was born in Stockholm. 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) –


Curious about ethnicity

100 Responses

  1. Kimmel says:

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

  2. Wolfman says:

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

  3. ihatemostpeople says:

    That fake ass tan is horrible.

  4. Azeri says:

    Her mother is Azerbaijani according to official site

  5. hiyathere says:

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

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