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. andrew says:

    Iranians are not Arabs buddy.

    • andrew says:

      “Euros and Nordics”…oh dear

      Iran is a country to begjn with, made by Persians, Azeris and Kurds, and other little ethnic groups as the Arabs in the South. “Iranian” is a nationality. Ciao.

  2. Wolfman says:

    Nadia doesn’t look British, but she could pass as very atypical. Plus, she looks exactly what she is half Iranian/half Swedish.

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