Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi  Iranian Actress


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Nazanin Boniadi is currently single.


Nazanin Boniadi has been in a relationship with Tom Cruise (2004 - 2005).

Nazanin Boniadi has had an encounter with Riley Smith (2013).


Nazanin Boniadi is a 41 year old Iranian Actress. Born on 22nd May, 1980 in Tehran, Iran, she is famous for General Hospital as Leyla Mir. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

Nazanin Boniadi has been in 3 on-screen matchups, including Columbus Short in Scandal (2012), Neil Patrick Harris in How I Met Your Mother (2005) and Riley Smith in Shirin in Love (2014).

Nazanin Boniadi is a member of the following lists: Former Scientologists, American actors and 1979 births.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 2 months, 1 day - -
Encounter1 8 years, 9 months - -
Total2 8 years, 9 months 4 years, 5 months 2 months, 1 day


First Name Nazanin
Maiden Name Boniadi
Full Name at Birth Nazanin Boniadi
Age 41 years
Birthday 22nd May, 1980
Birthplace Tehran, Iran
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight 108lbs (49 kg)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Religion Agnostic
Ethnicity Middle Eastern
Nationality Iranian
University She graduated with Honors from the University of California Irvine, where she received a Bacholor's Degree in Biological Sciences, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (2009)
Occupation Text Actress, Activist
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame General Hospital as Leyla Mir
Year(s) Active 2006–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) AKA Talent Agency
Brand Endorsement (2011) Commercial opposite George Clooney for Nespresso, called "The Swap", directed by Grant Heslov.
Bust (inches) 32
Cup Size B
Waist (inches) 26
Hips (inches) 34
Shoe Size 7
Official Websites,,,,,,

Nazanin Boniadi (; Persian: نازنین بنیادی‎, born 22 May 1980) is an English actress. Born in Iran and raised in London, she went to university in the United States, where she landed her first major acting role as Leyla Mir in the medical drama General Hospital (2007–2009) and its spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift (2007). Since then, she is best known for playing "Nora" in the hit TV series "How I Met Your Mother", Fara Sherazi in the Showtime spy thriller series Homeland (2013–2014), Esther in the historical drama film Ben-Hur (2016), Clare Quayle in the Starz sci-fi thriller series Counterpart (2017–2018), and Zahra Kashani in the action thriller film Hotel Mumbai (2018). Boniadi was an Amnesty International spokesperson from 2009 to 2015 and has been a board member of the Center for Human Rights in Iran since 2015.

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Nazanin Boniadi41 GeminiActress
Riley Smith43 AriesActor
Tom Cruise59 CancerActor


Hotel Mumbai2019ZahraMovie
Bombshell2019Rudi BakhtiarMovie
Counterpart2017Clare QuayleTV Show
Zoolander 22016'Old and Lame' Show AttendeeMovie
Passengers2016Wake-up Hologram (uncredited)Movie
Shirin in Love2014ShirinMovie
Desert Dancer2014Parisa GhaffarianMovie
Homeland: Spies Among Us2014Fara SharaziTV Movie
Scandal2012Adnan SalifTV Show
Best Friends Forever2012NayaTV Show
Go On2012HannahTV Show
Rochelle2012Panna JalalawalTV Show
Suits2011Lauren PearlTV Show
Homeland2011Fara SheraziTV Show
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night2011The GirlShort Film
The Deep End2010Heather MossonTV Show
The Next Three Days2010ElaineMovie
Hawthorne2009Aneesa AmaraTV Show
Diplomacy2009Persian InterpreterShort Film
Iron Man2008Amira AhmedMovie
Shades of Ray2008FarahMovie
Charlie Wilson's War2007Afghan Refugee Woman (uncredited)Movie
General Hospital: Night Shift2007Leyla MirTV Show
The Game2006JosieTV Show
Kal: Yesterday & Tomorrow2006SimmiShort Film
Grey's Anatomy2005AmritaTV Show
How I Met Your Mother2005NoraTV Show
242001Blonde WomanTV Show
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000Nurse LaurenTV Show
General Hospital1963Leyla MirTV Show
The Lord of the Rings (TV Series)TV Show
People of the BookMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (10)

kwume11kwume11May 19, 2015

she said she isn't practicing islam anymore

ChrisJan 30, 2011

she's so pretty, i'm looking forward to see her on How I Met Your Mother as love interest to barney

mahboubeMar 24, 2010

masoomiate sooratet kheyli doost dashtanie ! omidvaram movafagh bashi

kavehDec 16, 2009

hi nazanin i love youer face and youer works good louck doset daram

ASHKANOct 3, 2009


mexicana7Sep 27, 2008

she is one of the best actresses ever.

abtinlupoAug 13, 2008

i love nazanin,and i proud of her cause she is from iran and good actress in usa.

presenceAug 1, 2008

To be honest, I was going to comment on the role she played with my favorites but, I have decided to refrain we can`t always have a chance to pick what we want.I hope this actress finds a better place on GH canvas, and if the movies are her goal I wish her lots of good things.I am sure she is a nice woman and I address her character only,as part of GH No Offense but Scrubs are like imo so great not easy to come between two loved characters Happiness and good fortune!

FaezeFaezeJun 28, 2008

she is cool actress.......

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