Nasim Pedrad

Nasim Pedrad

Highest Rated: 75% Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Lowest Rated: 15% Desperados (2020)

Birthday: Nov 18, 1981

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

What Tina Fey was to Sarah Palin, Nasim Pedrad became to Kim Kardashian. Both actresses so effectively lampooned their targets on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ) that they could be mistaken for them in clips. Nasim Pedrad was a relative anomaly in the entertainment world as an Iranian-American. Born in Tehran, she emigrated with her parents to America two years later and grew up as part of the large Persian community in Irvine, California. After leaving the UCLA School of Theatre, Pedrad was a member of both The Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade before she joined SNL in 2009. In addition to her celebrity impersonations (including Kim Kardashian, Arianna Huffington and Zooey Deschanel) and original characters on "Saturday Night Live," Pedrad performed voices in the animated films "The Lorax" (2012) and "Despicable Me 2" (2013). She also provided voices for "The Awesomes" (Hulu 2013-15) an animated superhero parody series created by Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker, which also starred fellow SNL actors Bobby Moynihan, Kenan Thompson, Taran Killam and Cecily Strong, as well as SNL alums Bill Hader and Rachel Dratch. While still appearing on "Saturday Night Live," Pedrad was cast in the pilot for "Mulaney," an autobiographical series created by and starring stand-up comic and former SNL writer John Mulaney. Though NBC did not pick up the pilot, Fox bought the show for the 2014-15 season.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
15% 29% Desperados Wesley (Character) - 2020
57% 94% Aladdin Dalia (Character) $355.6M 2019
25% 16% Corporate Animals Suzy (Character) - 2019
45% 37% Cooties Rebekkah (Character) $33K 2014
75% 85% Despicable Me 2 Jillian (Voice) $368M 2013
54% 63% Dr. Seuss' the Lorax Once-ler's Mom (Voice) $213.9M 2012

TV

Credit
90% 24% Chad Chad (Character),
Creator,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2021
No Score Yet 52% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Activity Writer 2019
95% 84% New Girl Aly (Guest Star) 2015-2018
95% 94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine Katie Peralta (Guest Star) 2018
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Numa (Guest Star) 2017
89% 86% People of Earth Agent Alex Foster (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2017 2014-2015
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
75% 76% Scream Queens Gigi Caldwell (Character) 2015
17% 42% Mulaney Jane (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 36% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 2009-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Unknown (Character) 2012 2009
12% 9% Allen Gregory Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
85% 85% Gilmore Girls Waitress (Guest Star) 2006

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