Born: Tehran, Iran
Golshifteh Farahani (Persian: , also Romanized as Golŝifte Farāhāni and Golšifteh Farāhāni, born 10 July 1983) is an Iranian actress, musician and singer who lives in France. Golshifteh has acted in 25 films, many of which have received international recognition. She was nominated for the Most Promising Actress Award for "The Patience Stone" at the 2014 Cesar Awards in France, and won the the Best Actress Award for "Boutique" from the 26th Nantes Three Continents Festival (France). In recent years she has played a leading role in movies by well-known Iranian and international directors, including Asghar Farhadi, Bahman Ghobadi, Rasool Mollagholipoor, Jim Jarmusch, Ridley Scott, Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg. Following her acting in the U.S. film Body of Lies, she reportedly had been prevented by Iranian authorities from leaving Iran. However, this was denied by her colleagues and she later appeared at the movie's premiere in the U.S. Golshifteh's last film performance in Iran was in About Elly directed by Asghar Farhadi. The film won Best Picture at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival; it won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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