Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated actress whose prolific work on-stage and screen has been lauded for decades in both her native Iran and all over the world, especially in her adopted home, the United States. American audiences know her best from her Oscar-nominated performance in House Of Sand And Fog and her Emmy-winning role in HBO’s acclaimed House Of Saddam.
Aghdashloo is currently starring in the futuristic Amazon Original series The Expanse, based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series of the same name. Aghdashloo plays the principal character Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and passionate member of a political family legacy who has risen high through the ranks of Earth’s governing body. The all-new 5th season of The Expanse is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
In film, Aghdashloo was recently seen in the romantic comedy Simple Wedding, in which she starred alongside Rita Wilso