Mozhan Marnò

Mozhan Marnò

Highest Rated: 96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Lowest Rated: 59% The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

Birthday: May 3, 1980

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Building her screen career on the foundation of progressive stories and politically charged intrigue, Iranian-American actress Mozhan Marnò broke out thanks to her handling of the titular role in the civil rights story "The Stoning of Soraya M." (2008). Following this turn, Marnò augmented her visibility with parts on the popular television series "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-) and "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013-), as well as an appearance in the esteemed independent film "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" (2015). Fostering a résumé filled with progressive stories about race and gender, Mozhan Marnò was never one to shy away from controversial subject matter. Following a childhood in Los Angeles, California, Mozhan Marnò headed East to pursue her academic and creative ambitions to life. She studied at Phillips Academy Andover, enrolled at Barnard University, and ultimately pursued a Master's degree in acting at Yale School of Drama. Marnò began her screen career with minor appearances on television series like "The Unit" (CBS 2006-09), "Standoff" (Fox 2006-07), and "Shark (CBS 2006-08), but quickly leapt to big screen parts. The first of her feature roles was that of a government translator in the political dramedy "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007), which she followed up with turns in the Josh Hartnett drama "August" (2007) and the Don Cheadle thriller "Traitor" (2007). Marnò's first major role came in "The Stoning of Soraya M." (2008), in which she played the eponymous Iranian woman who is executed following false accusations of adultery. Marnò spent the next few years building accumulating one-off small screen credits before earning her first recurring role. In 2014, she joined the popular political thriller series "House of Cards" (Netflix 2013-) in its second season, playing reporter Ayla Sayyad. Later that year, Marnò boarded the cast of the crime drama program "The Blacklist" (NBC 2013-), portraying Mossad Agent Samar Navabi. Next, Marnò earned attention for a substantial role as an Iranian prostitute in writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour's vampire indie "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" (2015).

Highest rated movies

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
The Stoning of Soraya M.




No Score Yet No Score Yet iGilbert Unknown (Character) - 2021
88% 81% Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Dr. Cyber (Voice) - 2019
96% 75% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Atti (Character) $299.3K 2014
59% 87% The Stoning of Soraya M. Soraya M. (Character) $655.6K 2008
64% 64% Traitor Leyla (Character) $23.5M 2008


91% 80% The Blacklist Samar Navabi (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2014-2019 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Unknown (Character) 2019
77% 76% House of Cards Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Roxanne Majidi (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Charlotte (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Nicki Weymouth (Guest Star) 2009 2011
90% 82% Bones Azita Jabbari (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 76% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
42% No Score Yet K-Ville Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
52% 60% Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
23% No Score Yet Standoff Unknown (Guest Star) 2006