Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani

Highest Rated: 100% Half Moon (2006)

Lowest Rated: 12% There Be Dragons (2011)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1983

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Golshifte Farahani was an Iranian actress who became well-known in America in 2016 for her starring role in Director Jim Jarmusch's "Paterson." Born and raised in Tehran, Farahani initially began playing the piano at age 5, but soon turned her focus to acting. She began appearing in local plays all throughout Tehran, thus honing her chops for acting, and by her early teens was already a seasoned performer. She landed her first big break at 14 when she was cast as the lead in the Iranian romantic drama "The Pear Tree" (1998). The film received wide critical praise, both in Iran and throughout the world, thus making Farahani an overnight sensation. Over the next several years she followed "The Pear Tree" up with starring roles in numerous acclaimed films, including "Two Angels" (2003), "The Fish Fall in Love" (2006), and "The Music Man" (2007). Then in 2008 Farahani became a breakout star in America by appearing alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe in the action thriller "Body of Lies" (2008). The high-profile film raised her status as one of the most important young film actresses to ever hail from Iran, and before long the film roles began pouring in. Over the next several years she starred in the films "Just Like a Woman" (2013), "Rosewater" (2014), and "Exodus: Gods and Kings" (2014), thus further cementing her status as an internationally recognized star. In 2016 Farahani was cast alongside Adam Driver in the comedy drama "Paterson." The film, directed by the indie icon Jim Jarmusch, was released in December of 2016.

Highest rated movies

My Sweet Pepper Land
Half Moon
Darbareye Elly
Arab Blues
The Night Eats the World
The Patience Stone




67% 69% Extraction Nik Khan (Character) - 2020
92% 69% Arab Blues Selma (Character) - 2020
43% 81% The Upside Maggie (Character) $108.2M 2019
51% 81% Girls of the Sun Bahar (Character) $16.0K 2018
87% 55% The Night Eats the World Sarah (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Spot Elham (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Song of Scorpions Nooran (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 32% Santa & Cie Amélie (Character) - 2017
45% 75% Shelter Mona (Character) - 2017
30% 60% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Shansa (Character) $172.5M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sophie's Misfortunes Unknown (Character) - 2016
96% 72% Paterson Laura (Character) $2.1M 2016
65% 46% Finding Altamira Conchita (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 63% Two Friends Mona Dessaint (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go Home Nada (Character) - 2015
83% 57% Eden Yasmin (Character) $63.3K 2014
30% 35% Exodus: Gods and Kings Nefertari (Character) $65.0M 2014
76% 67% Rosewater Maryam (Character) $3.1M 2014
100% 81% My Sweet Pepper Land Govend (Character) - 2013
84% 75% The Patience Stone The Woman (Character) $148.4K 2012
13% 33% Just Like a Woman Mona (Character) - 2012
74% 71% Chicken With Plums Irane (Character) $253.7K 2011
12% 54% There Be Dragons Leila (Character) $1.1M 2011
No Score Yet 57% If You Die, I'll Kill You Siba (Character) - 2011
99% 84% Darbareye Elly Sepideh (Character) $106.7K 2009
78% 58% Shirin Woman in Audience (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 62% Body of Lies Aisha (Character) $39.4M 2008
No Score Yet 64% Ali Santoori Hanieh (Character) - 2006
100% 77% Half Moon Niwemang (Character) $1.1K 2006
No Score Yet 81% M for Mother Sepideh (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deux fereshté (Two Angels) Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 76% The Pear Tree M (Character) - 1998


89% 57% Gen: Lock Unknown (Voice) 2019 2021
47% 44% Invasion Aneesha Malik (Character) 2021