Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi at the 6th Annual BAFTA TV Tea Party. Intercont

Boniadi in 2008, photo by s_bukley/

Place of Brith: Tehran, Iran

Date of Birth: May 22, 1980

Ethnicity: Persian

Nazanin Boniadi is an Iranian-born actress. She was born in Tehran, to Persian parents, and was raised in London, where her family moved shortly after her birth. She later moved to the U.S. Nazanin has described herself as a “non-practising Muslim.”

Nazanin is known for starring in the television series General Hospital, and for playing a Jewish woman, Esther, in the 2016 film version of Ben-Hur, as well as for her roles in Hotel Mumbai and Bombshell. She is fluent in Farsi and English.


Curious about ethnicity

5 Responses

  1. anoon says:

    Stunning !

  2. fjis says:

    Seems like my comment didn’t come through for some reason, so I write it again. Iranian is not an ethnicity. It should be changed to Persian. She grew up speaking Farsi and is quoted saying “I wanted to go to med school because that’s what every good Persian girl does” (Leila Barghouty: When The World Shut Down, Nazanin Boniadi Got To Work. Bustle, 2020.).

  3. guzel says:

    You know Hadassah. She is Persian jew and look like her. It means she is pretty as queen.

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