Golshifteh Farahani is an Iranian-born film actress. Her film resume includes "Body Of Lies," "Rosewater," "Exodus: Gods and Kings," "In the Name of the Father," and "My Sweet Pepper Land." Her work in "Body Of Lies," made her the first Iranian star to appear in a major Hollywood film.
Born on July 10, 1983 in Tehran, Iran, Farahani began her career at the age of 14 in the film "The Pear Tree." She won the award for Best Actress from Fajr film festival for her role of "M" in the film. She won awards at the Stony Brook Film Festival, Gijón International Film Festival, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the Nantes Three Continents Festival. She comes from a theater-and-film family as her father is actor/theater director Behzad Farahan, and her sister is actress Shaghayegh Farahani.