Nasim Pedrad

LOS ANGELES - FEB 22: Nasim Pedrad at the Vanity Fair Oscar Par

Pedrad in 2015, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran

Date of Birth: 18 November, 1981

Ethnicity: Iranian

Nasim Pedrad is an American actress and comedian. She is known for being a cast member on five seasons of Saturday Night Live (2009–2014), and for co-starring on Fox’s short-lived sitcom Mulaney, and the series Scream Queens.

Nasim was born in Tehran, Iran, to Arasteh Amani and Parviz Pedrad. Nasim and her parents lived in Tehran until 1984, before emigrating to the United States, and settling in Irvine, California. Her sister is comedy writer Nina Pedrad.


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