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SHOHREH AGHDASHLOO!

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A prominent actress on both stage and screen, Shohreh Aghdashloo has portrayed a vast array of complex and powerful characters throughout her career. Aghdashloo’s most current project is a true story called, The Stoning of Soraya M. She stars in the heroic role of ‘Zahra,’ an Iranian woman, who in bold defiance of threats and local authorities, secretly confides in a stranded journalist about her niece’s murder in the village square, where the entire town participated in the ancient ritual of stoning. In 2008, she stared in the BBC/HBO mini-series House of Saddam, in which she portrays Saddam Hussein’s wife 'Sajida'. The mini-series explores the inner workings of Hussein’s family and his relationship with his closest advisors. For her role, she won the 2009 Emmy® for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. Also in 2008, Shohreh could be seen on the big screen in a featured performance in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, alongside America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Amber Tamblyn and Alexis Bledel. The Nativity Story, from 2006, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, transformed Aghdashloo into Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. The film looks at the life of the Virgin Mary before the birth of Christ, following Mary and Joesph’s lives, which includes their relationships with other Biblical characters, such as Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin. Other notable roles for Aghdashloo include: The Lake House, X-Men: The Last Stand and American Dreamz. During the 2005-2006 television season, Aghdashloo was a critically acclaimed guest star on FOX’s award-winning television drama, 24, opposite Emmy® nominated and Golden Globe winning Kiefer Sutherland. She also captured audiences as a guest star on the popular television series, ER and Will & Grace.

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