Shohreh Aghdashloo


Shohreh Aghdashloo Bio

Who is Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Emmy Award-winning Iranian-American actress who came into limelight with her starring role in the film 'The Report.' The gorgeous actress has made her appearance in several film and television productions such as House of Sand and Fog.

Early Life (Childhood)

Shohreh Aghdashloo was born Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar to Effie and Anushiravan Vaziri-Tabar in Tehran, Iran. She grew up along with her three brothers Shahram, Shahriar, and Shahrokh. She attended Brunel University to earn a Bachelor's degree in international relations. She married her first husband at the young age of 19 while her then-husband was 31.

Interesting Facts

Shohreh began her acting career when she was only 18 performing in stage roles. She made her screen debut with the film Gozaresh. She entered the Hollywood with the starring role in the movie Guests of Hotel Astoria. Likewise, she has performed in an array of critically acclaimed films including Shatranje Bad, Sooteh Delan, The Expanse X-Men: The Last Stand, and House of Saddam. Aside from acting, she is also involved in writing and has written an autobiography entitled 'The Alley of Love and Yellow.'

Personal Life

Aghdashloo is a happily married woman. She took the vow with her actor/playwright husband Houshang Touzie in 1987. The duo was blessed with a daughter, Tara Touzie in 1989. Previously, she tied in the knot with her estranged ex-husband Aydin Aghdashloo in 1972. Aydin is a professional painter. The former couple parted their ways in 1979 as her then family was against her working in a theater workshop.


Shohreh has won several awards for her outstanding performances, Independent Spirit Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, New York Film Critics Circle Award, and Online Film Critics Society Award.


Her films The Report and Shatranje Bad were banned in her home country.