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Iranian-American Actress: Interview with Nazanin Boniadi

Iranian-American Actress: Interview with Nazanin Boniadi

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Born in Iran and raised in London, Iranian-American actress Nazanin Boniadi, came to the United States to study in California.  Earning a Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors, in Biological Sciences, like many Iranians, she was an accomplished student before pursuing her dream of being an actress.

Not only talented and smart, Nazanin is also involved in Human Rights organizations and serves as an official spokesperson for Amnesty International. She’s appeared on numerous international TV and radio programs to campaign for human rights. (Most recently she has spoken out for human rights in Iran.)

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Fairly Legal: Exclusive Interview with Sarah Shahi

Fairly Legal: Exclusive Interview with Sarah Shahi


Sarah Shahi on Fairly Legal, Image via USA Network

Busy being a mom, wife, and actress, Sarah Shahi shows off sides to her acting skills that few knew existed in her new USA Network show, Fairly Legal. Read the full story

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Iranian DJ: Yasmin Shahmir “On My Own”

Iranian DJ: Yasmin Shahmir “On My Own”

Said to have been discovered by Pharrell Williams as she was spinning at a London club, Iranian-British hip-hop-DJ-turned-singer-songwriter, Yasmin Shahmir‘s debut single On My Own (produced by Levels Recordings/Ministry of Sound) officially hit the market yesterday. Read the full story

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Iranian Lesbians: Circumstance, by Maryam Keshavarz

Iranian Lesbians: Circumstance, by Maryam Keshavarz

Still shot from Maryam Keshavarz's film: Circumstance

The reviews are in!

Iranian-American writer and director, Maryam Keshavarz’s film Circumstance, which is about a forgotten (or perhaps unrecognized group) that exists in Iran, lesbians, makes a big splash at the Sundance Film Festival 2011. Read the full story

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Make a Donation: Support the Omid Foundation by Shopping Online

Make a Donation: Support the Omid Foundation by Shopping Online

The Omid Foundation Shopping Mall is a unique online shopping experience where you can shop for the things you normally buy from your favorite stores and brands, with the same prices you normally pay.

The best part?

Every time you shop online at one of the participating stores, Omid Foundation automatically receives a portion of your purchase(s) as a contribution.

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Fairly Legal: Sarah Shahi’s New Show on USA Network

Fairly Legal: Sarah Shahi’s New Show on USA Network

Sarah Shahi - Image via USA Network

Bombshell Iranian actress Sarah Shahi, is starring in a new show on the USA network! Read the full story

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