Atossa made her American screen debut starring as “Soraya”, the female lead in the film adaptation of The Kite Runner. The film is based on Khaled Hosseini's best-selling novel, which remained on The New York Times best- seller list for over 124 weeks. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Marc Forster, the film has already received praise from critics and fans alike and is proving to be a major awards contender.
Atossa was seen in the critically praised America So Beautiful. The film, which also starred Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, followed a group of immigrants in Los Angeles during the unfolding of the 1979 Iran hostage crises. America So Beautiful was recognized at the Marrakech International Film Festival in 2002 and was in competition in the Panorama Section of the 2002Berlin Film Festival.