With the uber talented Haluk Bilginer as he wraps Ben Hur. We've come very close to playing father and daughter twice before. Third time's the charm!
Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:50:08 PM
Desert Dancer opens in select theaters in the US today! Including the Arclight in LA. I hope you get a chance to see this important film...
Video: Desert Dancer: Dance Is Forbidden
The true story of a young, self-taught dancer in Iran who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.
Friday 10th of April 2015 01:47:06 PM
هر روزتان نوروز ، نوروزتان پیروز
Friday 20th of March 2015 06:45:28 AM
چهارشنبه سوری شما خجسته باد.
!Happy Chaharshanbe Suri
Wednesday 18th of March 2015 04:31:18 PM
Honored to support Artists for Peace and Justice and the Francesca Rava Foundation's life saving work in Haiti, alongside Jack. A special thanks to my friends at Valentino!
Monday 16th of March 2015 02:47:41 PM
Happy International Women's Day! Here's my latest Amnesty International blog article and video celebrating courageous women everywhere...
For Women’s Rights Defenders: Every Day is International Women’s Day
Amnesty International is the world's largest human rights organization, and our model of grassroots campaigning achieves remarkable results on issues from women's human rights to the death penalty.
Sunday 8th of March 2015 12:56:12 PM
Saman Naseem is scheduled to be executed in Iran in less than 48 hours, on Feb 19. He was sentenced to death for an offense he was accused of committing when he was 17. He is an ethnic Kurd and has been subjected to severe torture to make him confess. In fact, he has been subjected to brutal torture in just the last few days in an effort to force him to confess on Iranian TV. Iran is one of the tiny handful of countries in the world that continue to execute juvenile offenders.
Please take this easy action immediately and please urge all your contacts to do so.
We have less than two days to save the life of this young man. Your help is urgently needed. Thank you.
Amnesty International | Iran: Juvenile offender set to be hanged on Thursday brutally beaten to...
On 15 February, Saman Naseem, a young Iranian man set to be executed on Thursday, was once again brutally beaten up by men believed to be intelligence officials in a bid to make him “confess” again in front of a camera, which he refused to do, Amnesty International said.
Tuesday 17th of February 2015 02:21:17 PM
Be a part of Education Is Not A Crime Live 2015 - a night of music and stories with Rainn Wilson, Andy Grammer, Ozomatli, KC Porter, Maziar Bahari, and many others that will highlight the human rights of Iran's Baha'i minority.
We're a hotel, venue, restaurant, bar and creative mothership in Downtown Los Angeles at the historic United Artists Theater created by renegades in the 20s.
Sunday 8th of February 2015 06:41:23 AM
DESERT DANCER official trailer has arrived! A beautifully poignant film about the strength of the human spirit, based on a true human rights story set in Iran.
Desert Dancer Official Trailer #1 (2015) - Freida Pinto Movie HD
Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73 Follow us on TWITTER: htt...
Monday 26th of January 2015 08:26:47 PM
Chatted with Kate Murphy of the New York Times...
The actress on Amnesty International, Dire Straits and dark chocolate.
Sunday 25th of January 2015 04:49:46 AM
I'll miss my Homeland co-stars at the SAG Awards tomorrow. Wish I could be there to celebrate our nomination with everyone. Sending lots of love and rooting for team Homeland all the way from Roma. xo
Saturday 24th of January 2015 12:45:57 PM
Thrilled to finally confirm that I'm indeed playing Esther in the new Ben-Hur...
'Homeland's Nazanin Boniadi Wins 'Ben-Hur' Female Lead
EXCLUSIVE: After a heated competition, Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi has scored the offer to play the female lead opposite Jack Huston in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed remake of Ben-Hur for MGM...
Sunday 11th of January 2015 03:59:09 AM
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas, Yalda, Hanukkah, and Kwanza. Thank you for all your love and support in 2014! May 2015 be a year filled with peace, freedom, good health and prosperity for all.
Wednesday 24th of December 2014 08:49:07 PM
Please join me in supporting the 'Education Is Not a Crime' campaign:
Education Is Not a Crime
Iranian-British actress Nazanin Boniadi's statement of support for Education Is Not a Crime:
"The right to education is enshrined in numerous international treaties and humanitarian law. Education is essential to human development, economic growth and in attaining greater freedoms. To deny people this inalienable right is to rob them of their future.”
As well as appearing in TV shows such as Homeland, Nazanin is a spokesperson for Amnesty International USA.
Join us - http://educationisnotacrime.me
Wednesday 17th of December 2014 02:58:33 AM
Congrats to the always outstanding Claire Danes on her well deserved Golden Globe nod! #Homeland
Thursday 11th of December 2014 02:37:00 PM
Honored to be nominated in the SAG drama ensemble category alongside my extraordinarily talented Homeland co-stars. And a huge congrats to my onscreen mentor and real life inspiration, Claire Danes, for her well deserved nod!
Nominees Announced for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® | Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBIRDMAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)ZACH GALIFIANAKIS / JakeMICHAEL KEATON / RigganEDWARD NORTON / MikeANDREA RISEBOROUGH / LauraAMY RYAN / SylviaEMMA STONE / SamNAOMI WATTS / Lesley
Wednesday 10th of December 2014 01:59:53 PM
I love the Homeland writers for creating Fara.
‘Homeland’ actor talks shocking twist | EW.com
Showtime’s Homeland delivered an devastating twist in Sunday’s episode that resulted the loss in a series-regular character. Spoilers below for those who have not seen...
Monday 8th of December 2014 04:02:08 PM
Instyle UK Dec 2014 collage. Thanks to Rahel Weiss, Natasha Wray, Silver Bramham, Yoshitaka Miyazaki and Lucy Pavia for my wonderful 10-page fashion spread and interview.
Saturday 29th of November 2014 06:56:21 PM
Thankful for your love and support. Have a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving.
Wednesday 26th of November 2014 03:49:42 PM
Tuesday, November 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 1 in 3 women will be raped, beaten, or otherwise abused in her lifetime. Join Amnesty International USA for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence!
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
Violence against women is a human rights scandal. Join the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence" campaign.
Tuesday 25th of November 2014 02:19:42 AM
پارسال فرح به جوادی گفت: "اگر تو مملکت مان را به باد نداده بودی من هنوز آنجا زندگی می کردم" Homeland#
Monday 24th of November 2014 05:27:04 PM
RIP Mike Nichols. One of my most cherished experiences was being directed by him early in my career in a deleted scene in Charlie Wilson's War. An actor's director to the core, he was kind, collaborative, nurturing and taught me the value of documentary-watching in preparation for a role. He made an indelible impression on me, one that has shaped me into the actor I am today. Thank you, Mr. Nichols. You will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Thursday 20th of November 2014 04:05:40 PM
Hi! Would love for you to join me on twitter too...
هموطنان عزیز لطفا به صفحه توییتر من ملحق شو ید
Nazanin Boniadi (@NazaninBoniadi) | Twitter
The latest Tweets from Nazanin Boniadi (@NazaninBoniadi). Freedom fighter, thespian, perpetual student of life, chocoholic... among other things
Wednesday 19th of November 2014 08:30:02 PM
UK friends: My 10-page fashion spread/interview in Instyle UK's December 2014 issue is on stands today...
Thursday 6th of November 2014 02:56:15 PM
Don't miss Homeland season 4, premiering October 5th, 9PM on Showtime. Fara is reintroduced in the season's second installment airing October 12th.
Wednesday 1st of October 2014 04:52:39 PM
My latest HuffPost blog article...
Ending Gender-Based Violence Around the World
Women and girls, men and boys all share the right to live free of violence, which is, unfortunately, experienced by both men and women. Women and girls, however, disproportionately experience violence due to a deeply rooted global culture of gender d...
Saturday 6th of September 2014 12:53:06 PM
Love these folks! Also love my Kaufman Franco dress, Ofira jewels, Edie Parker clutch & Stuart Weitzman sandals.
Saturday 6th of September 2014 09:55:02 AM
Thanks to Kaufman Franco for my dress, William Goldberg bracelet, Devi Kroell clutch, and Stuart Weitzman sandals. Love!
Saturday 6th of September 2014 09:35:29 AM
Honored to be the recipient of this year's City of Second Chances Award alongside South African Human Rights Hero, Father Michael Lapsley, at the Program for Torture Victims annual Human Dignity
Awards Dinner. Please support this wonderful organization if you can.
Human Dignity Awards Dinner, Tuesday September, 30th 2014 | PTVLA
Our Human Rights Hero is Father Michael Lapsley. Fr. Lapsley is an Anglican priest, human rights activist, and international author. Fr. Lapsley was a contemporary of Nelson Mandela; he is internationally known for his lifetime of anti-apartheid and human rights work in Africa. In 1990, a covert br…
Wednesday 27th of August 2014 05:39:11 PM
Gritty forget-me-nots #capepoint #capetownadventures
Sunday 17th of August 2014 04:13:42 PM
Just announced: The new season of #Homeland premieres Sun, Oct 5th at 9P ET/PT on #Showtime.
Friday 18th of July 2014 05:19:20 PM
Congratulations to Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, our DP Dave Klein, & our sound mixing team for their well deserved Emmy nods! #Homeland
Tuesday 15th of July 2014 03:41:35 PM
DESERT DANCER opens in Germany July 3rd. A beautiful & powerful movie based on a true story set in #Iran
Kinotipp: Wüstentänzer | DasErste.de
Der Kinofilm „Wüstentänzer“ erzählt die wahre Geschichte des iranischen Choreographen Afshin Gaffarian. Er riskiert sein Leben, um seinen Traum zu tanzen zu verwirklichen. Sein Tanz wird zum Protest. Jetzt im Kino.
Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 05:35:09 PM
جشن تیرگان بر همهٔ ایرانیان پیروز باد
Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 04:29:48 PM
Last week the #Homeland cast spent a day learning about the incredible work of NGO Ikamva Labantu in Cape Town's township communities. Please support this life-changing organization : www.Ikamva.org.za
Tuesday 1st of July 2014 06:25:34 AM
Thanks to all you incredible dads out there. Especially mine! #HappyFathersDay
Sunday 15th of June 2014 03:30:49 PM
My latest op-ed on the stifling of freedom of expression in #Iran:
Iran: It's Time to Let Your People Dance
Despite the onslaught of attacks against freedom of expression in Iran, the international community has largely averted its gaze until now, when Pharrell Williams' smash hit song "Happy" thrust Iran's dismal human rights record back into th...
Thursday 5th of June 2014 04:03:48 PM
All white for #Emmy Magazine's June 2014 issue. Thanks to my incredible glam squad Kelly Johnson, Alisa Chompupong & Hair by Mariella
Thursday 5th of June 2014 01:46:11 PM
New Amnesty International report: Silenced, Expelled, Imprisoned: Repression of Students and Academics in Iran
Monday 2nd of June 2014 10:30:03 PM
The world just got dimmer. There will never be another Maya Angelou. Thank you for your wisdom. RIP.
Legendary author Maya Angelou dies at age 86
Maya Angelou, a novelist, actress and educator, died at age 86, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday.
Wednesday 28th of May 2014 04:42:31 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous women who empower your children to reach their full potential. Thank you!
Saturday 10th of May 2014 10:05:48 PM
Just relaunched my website with new photos, videos & links. Hope you like it :)
• The Official Website of Nazanin Boniadi •
Actress Nazanin Boniadi is rapidly making her mark in both film and television, garnering praise in both the industry and media. This young starlet recently appeared as reporter Amira Ahmed in the 2008 Marvel blockbuster Iron Man, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. She was also h…
Saturday 10th of May 2014 01:46:37 PM
BREAKING NEWS: At a time when the world’s attention is turned on the successes – and challenges – of advancing the human rights of women and girls across the globe, Amnesty is pleased to announce that today the Senate re-introduced a bipartisan International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). The abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria is yet another deeply disturbing example of the ways in which violence against girls and women affects every aspect of their lives. IVAWA represents a huge step forward in the U.S government's commitment to ending this globalscourge so that every woman and girl can live a life free from violence and access all of her human rights, including the right to education. Thanks to @Senator Barbara Boxer, @Senator Susan Collins, @Senator Mark Kirk, @Senator Menendez, and @Senator Jeanne Shaheen.
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA
Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses with 1 out of 3 women experiencing violence during her lifetime. The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) would coordinate and improve existing U.S. foreign assistance efforts to stop this global c…
Thursday 8th of May 2014 02:18:09 PM
I stand with the families of the 200+ girls abducted in Nigeria amnestyusa.org/bringbackourgirls #BringBackOurGirls #AmnestyUSA
Wednesday 7th of May 2014 12:23:14 PM
Honored to have narrated 'To Light a Candle', a documentary by @MaziarBahari about the persecution of Baha'is in Iran. Join us May 11 @UCLA
Tuesday 6th of May 2014 07:41:02 PM
My CNN oped on actress Pegah Ahangarani & others facing prison in #Iran. #Amnesty #UnlockIran #HumanRights
Actress: In Iran, my counterpart faces prison
Nazarin Boniadi is an actress who is involved in politics. Her counterpart, an Iranian actress, is one of hundreds in prison or facing jail for activism in Iran
Friday 2nd of May 2014 09:17:57 PM
'Desert Dancer' gets an August 15 release in the US. So proud of this film! #HumanRights #Iran
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 01:20:15 PM
Oops... #Gladiators, Here's a video of me revealing #Scandal's alternate ending on #Arsenio ;)
Nazanin Boniadi Reveals 'Scandal's' Alternate Ending
Nazanin Boniadi''s character on "Scandal" just got killed off, but it didn''t have to end that way. See how it could have gone with this exclusive look at the alternative...
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 01:08:11 PM
Had a blast on @ArsenioHall show! Thanks #Arsenio!
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 02:44:11 AM
Backstage at the #Arsenio Hall show for Adnan Salif's #Scandal postmortem interview airing TONIGHT! Arsenio rocks!!
Monday 21st of April 2014 09:36:39 PM
Thanks to everyone who joined Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mahnaz Afshar, Necar Zadegan, Homa Sarshar and me at the Noor Film Festival 'Iranian Women in Film & TV' event. سپاسگزاریم
Monday 7th of April 2014 12:09:44 AM
Please join us if you are in Los Angeles on April 6...
Iranian Women in Film & TV
@[203596503015919:274:Noor Iranian Film Festival] in association with @[179257525428834:274:Iranian American Women's Leadership Conference] proudly present a Panel Discussion and Seminar with @[233903353311406:274:Shohreh Aghdashloo], @[104032482966800:274:Mahnaz Afshar], @[82049882154:274:Nazanin Boniadi], and @[115075235198243:274:Necar Zadegan]. Moderated by Homa Sarshar.
All panelists are confirmed to be in attendance.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking the above link, or from Music Box, Ketab Corp, or Mr. Juice (in the Valley).
Wednesday 26th of March 2014 11:58:08 AM
The last sunset before Persian New Year. Happy #Noruz! So thankful for all your incredible support over this blessed year. صد سال به سالهای بهتر
Wednesday 19th of March 2014 10:02:08 PM
نوروز تان پیروز دوستان عزیز
Wednesday 19th of March 2014 12:50:21 PM
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Shirin in Love premiere last night. In select cities across US starting March 14 ShirininLove.com
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 10:26:10 PM
A gift to all #women from Maya Angelou: "Phenomenal Woman". A must-read! #InternationalWomensDay
Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou : The Poetry Foundation
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. / I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size / But when I start to tell them, / They think I’m telling lies.
Saturday 8th of March 2014 04:16:42 PM
SCANDAL. Tonight. 10|9C. ABC. Adnan Salif is back! ;)
Thursday 6th of March 2014 02:41:35 PM
Go behind the scenes of my new indie rom-com 'Shirin in Love’:
Go behind the scenes of ‘Shirin in Love’
The Iranian-American romantic comedy, “Shirin in Love,” will be releasing to limited theaters and VOD on March 14. The film stars Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland,” “
Thursday 6th of March 2014 01:46:25 PM
Thrilled to support @artistsforpeace at their annual pre-Oscar gala! (Thanks to my amazing glam squad: Kelly Johnson, Hair by Mariella and Alisa Chompupong. Dress by Paule Ka, ring by Rona Pfeiffer)
Friday 28th of February 2014 04:51:56 AM
Debuting on @ScandalABC Thurs Feb27 10|9C in a role unlike anything I've played before ;) #Scandal
Wednesday 26th of February 2014 01:10:13 PM
#tbt: In honor of Valentine's Day here's my Amnesty International USA women's rights speech supporting #VDay and #1BillionRising
Nazanin Boniadi on Women's Rights at Amnesty's XX Factor Event
British-Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi speaks out about why she fights for women's rights in this clip from Amnesty International USA's XX Factor event, hel...
Thursday 13th of February 2014 03:09:55 PM
Thanks @miskellyjohnson @hairbymariella @alisachompupong for glamming me up for #ELLEwitv dinner #Osman #LeVian #JaquieAiche
Thursday 23rd of January 2014 03:12:17 AM
Thanks to my amazing stylist Kelly Johnson, my incredible hair artist Mariella, and wonderful makeup artist KC Witkamp, for getting me ready for the #SAGawards. Dress by David Meister.
Sunday 19th of January 2014 02:28:28 AM
Shirin in Love opens in AMC Theaters in US, starting with LA and OC on March 14
'Shirin in Love' | March 14
An absent-minded Iranian American woman living with her parents in Los Angeles falls for a mysterious man inhabiting a lighthouse in Northern California, despite being engaged to a successful plastic surgeon. With Nazanin Boniadi, Riley Smith and Amy Madigan. Written and directed by Ramin Niami. Sid...
Tuesday 14th of January 2014 01:05:53 AM
Thrilled to be in the company of such talented ladies in @ElleMagazine's Feb 2014 'Women in TV' issue, on stands Jan 14.
Thursday 9th of January 2014 02:09:49 PM
Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014 xx
Tuesday 31st of December 2013 11:13:56 PM
Apropos #TBT for the last Thursday of 2013. #London #1980s #Snow
Thursday 26th of December 2013 09:24:57 PM
I miss freezing London this time of year. Merry Christmas! x
Tuesday 24th of December 2013 05:06:01 PM
Merry Christmas, Yalda, Hannukah, Kwanza. I hope 2014 brings peace, happiness, good health & prosperity for all x
Saturday 21st of December 2013 03:25:13 AM
Happy Yalda to my Iranian friends
شب یلدای شما عزیزان مبارک
Saturday 21st of December 2013 03:06:51 AM
هموطنان عزیز سپاسگزارم از حمایت و محبت شما
Monday 16th of December 2013 10:20:38 PM
Congrats to my @Sho_Homeland family on the well deserved #SAG Awards nominations! #Homeland
Wednesday 11th of December 2013 10:11:51 AM
Happy Human Rights Day! Celebrate with @Amnesty & Write for Rights! Your voice has the power to change a life <a href="http://bit.ly/1e7UG45" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/1e7UG45</a>
Write 4 Rights | Amnesty International USA
I'm joining with Amnesty International's millions-strong global movement around Human Rights Day (Dec 10) in shining a light for those whose human rights have been denied. Join me!
Wednesday 11th of December 2013 01:08:34 AM
Such a lovely evening with friends @Showtime Holiday Soirée #Homeland
Friday 6th of December 2013 02:50:32 AM
Nelson Mandela, thank you for your legacy & for inspiring us all. May your message live forevermore & your spirit rest in peace.
Thursday 5th of December 2013 05:37:56 PM
Thankful for so much, including all of you. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday 28th of November 2013 12:21:09 PM
Isla Mujeres beach jam
Friday 22nd of November 2013 05:17:00 PM
Congrats Richard Raymond @May13Films @reece_ritchie @tomcullenactor! Important film! #humanrights #Iran
AFM: Freida Pinto's 'Desert Dancer' Picked Up by Relativity (EXCLUSIVE)
Relativity has acquired North America distribution rights to “Desert Dancer,” starring Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie and Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”). The deal was unveiled at the American Film Marke...
Saturday 9th of November 2013 07:20:35 PM
My recent interview re: #Homeland
Nazanin Boniadi: Unique New Member of Homeland’s CIA Team
+ enlargeCredit: James Rhodimer+ enlargeActress Nazanin Boniadi has joined the cast of Homeland in season three. Credit: Bob Leverone/SHOWTIME+ enlargeThe character of Fara Sherazi keeps to her traditional values and modesty while also being ferocious in her work. Credit: Kent Smith/SHOWTIMESeason t...
Saturday 9th of November 2013 12:19:10 AM
Shirin in Love news
7 & 7 falls for Shirin
8 November, 2013 | By Andreas Wiseman EXCLUSIVE : UK sales outfit 7 & 7 Producers? Sales Service has boarded sales on US romantic comedy Shirin in Love, written and directed by Ramin Niami.
Friday 8th of November 2013 01:48:58 PM
Looking forward to speaking at @amnesty's Western Regional Conference closing plenary tomorrow spotlighting individuals & communities at risk
Tavis Smiley, Nazanin Boniadi Join Human Rights Activists at Amnesty International Western...
Tavis Smiley, Nazanin Boniadi Join Human Rights Activists at Amnesty International Western Regional Conference on Nov. 1-3 in Los Angeles Hundreds of human rights activists will gather at Amnesty International’s 2013 Western Regional Conference in Los Angeles on November 1-3.
Saturday 2nd of November 2013 08:01:18 PM