Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo is known as an Iranian-American actress. She is most famous for her acting role as Chrisjen Avasarala on the sci-fi TV cult hit, The Expanse.


Shohreh Aghdashloo was born as Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar on May 11, 1952 in Tehran, Iran. "Shohreh" is translated into "famous girl" in the Farsi language, and it's a popular birth name for Persian ladies. It was density for her to become a star in the entertainment industry.

She is the little girl of Anushiravan and Effie Vaziri-Taban. She has three siblings in her family tree named Shahram Vaziri-Tabar, Shahryar Vaziri-Tabar and Shahrokh Vaziri-Tabar.

As a graduating university student, she gotten her Bachelor's Degree in International Relations.


She started her acting career with Theater Workshops in Iran, where she performed in various plays. After various featuring roles on the stage, her first real movie role came when she was cast in The Report directed by Abbas Kiarostami. The film won the Critics Award at the Moscow Film Festival.

During the 1970s, when she was 20, she achieved national praise in her nation of Iran, when she was including in some great movies. In 1978, she developed herself as one of Iran's leading ladies in the acting business with Desiderium (1978) directed by the late Ali Hatami.

Last Modified: Mar 5, 2020

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