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, model, and singer. 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. 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, Hedvig Eleonora fg. 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

98 Responses

  1. asadi says:

    Persian and iranian are the same culture-!

  2. aaa says:

    I don’t know who this woman is, I can see middle eastern in her though.

  3. nnnnn says:

    Some celebrities have strange eyes (Leto, Dadario, too)
    BTW Persia is Iran last 70 years (approxemently)

  4. Angelalibohova says:

    She has a Swedish last name

  5. BellaTrainer says:

    She is stunning :)

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