Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani

Highest Rated: 100% My Sweet Pepper Land (2014)

Lowest Rated: 12% There Be Dragons (2011)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1983

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

A native of Tehran, Iran, actress Golshifteh Farahani began life on July 10, 1983, and gravitated to formal music lessons (voice and piano) by the age of five, exhibiting prodigious talent in this arena. She sought to capitalize on her abilities by entering music school full-time at the age of 12, and subsequently gained admission to the prestigious Vienna Conservatory. Not long afterward, an Iranian cinema giant, the director Dariush Mehrjui, discovered Farahani and cast her in a pivotal role in his 1998 Derakht-E Golabi (The Pear Tree) -- as the mysterious young girl, M, who spurs his adolescent male protagonist on to lofty creative and erotic heights. The association with Mehrjui suggested that great things lay in store for Farahani, and she wasted no time in realizing them, beginning with the attainment of a covetable honor, the Crystal Simorgh Prize, at Tehran's 16th annual Fajr Film Festival (awarded for Derakht-E Golabi). Numerous additional projects followed the Mehrjui collaboration, including the 2004 Iranian production The Tear of the Cold (as a seductive and wily shepherdess), Nacer Khemir's adventure drama/road movie Bab'Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Soul (2006), and -- as Farahani's first major Hollywood production -- the romantic lead opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Ridley Scott's political thriller Body of Lies (2008). Throughout, Farahani revealed a proclivity for collaborations with top-tiered directors, including not only Mehrjui and Scott, but Bahman Ghobadi and Rasool Mollagholi Poor.

Highest Rated Movies



80% Arab Blues (Un divan à Tunis) Selma 2019
No Score Yet Blind Spot (L'angel mort) Elham 2019
84% The Night Eats the World (La nuit a dévoré le monde) Sarah 2018
45% Shelter Mona 2018
30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Haifaa Meni $172.6M 2017
No Score Yet Christmas & Co (Santa & Cie) Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Song of Scorpions Actor 2017
96% Paterson Laura $2.2M 2016
69% Finding Altamira (Altamira) Conchita 2016
82% Eden Yasmin $41.8K 2015
99% About Elly Sepideh $55.2K 2015
No Score Yet Two Friends (Les Deux Amis) Mona 2015
31% Exodus: Gods and Kings Nefertari 2014
76% Rosewater Maryam 2014
No Score Yet Rosewater: Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert Live Actor 2014
100% My Sweet Pepper Land Govend 2014
85% The Patience Stone The Woman $71.8K 2013
13% Just Like A Woman Mona 2013
74% Chicken with Plums Irâne $0.3M 2012
12% There Be Dragons Leila $1.1M 2011
No Score Yet Si Tu Meurs, Je Te Tue Siba 2011
78% Shirin Actor 2009
No Score Yet Fish Fall in Love Actor 2008
55% Body of Lies Aisha $39.4M 2008
56% Bab'Aziz: The Prince Who Contemplated His Own Soul Nour 2008
No Score Yet Santouri - The Music Man Actor 2008
100% Half Moon Niwemang 2007
No Score Yet Santoori Actor 2007
No Score Yet M for Mother (Mim mesle madar) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Be name pedar, (In the Name of the Father) Actor 2006
No Score Yet Mahiha ashegh mishavand (The Fish Fall in Love) Touka 2005
No Score Yet Boutique Actor 2004
No Score Yet Ashk-e sarma (Ashk Sarma, The Tear From The Cold) Actor 2004
No Score Yet Deux fereshté (Two Angels) Actor 2003
No Score Yet The Pear Tree M 1998


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