Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian-American actress who has gained fame due to her role in Saturday Night Live in which she was seen for 5 seasons from 2009 to 2014. She has been seen in several other films and TV series the most notable of them include New Girl, Gilmore Girls, Scream Queens, People on Earth and the like.
Nasim Pedrad-birth and childhood
Nasim Pedrad, as the name suggests is from Iran. She has a Persian ethnicity and was born on 18 November 1981 in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. She is aged 36 now and she comes from a Muslim family. Her parents are Parviz Pedrad and Arasteh Amani. The family was in Tehran until the year 1984 when they relocated to the US. Nasim was a mere 3 years old at that time. She has an American nationality.
Talking of her childhood, Nasim had said:
“I knew at a young age that I wanted to do comedy, and maybe part of that was trying to fit in at school because I had a weird name, and my parents had these weird accents, and I was definitely a late bloomer.”
Nasim has a younger sister named Nina Pedrad who is a comedy scriptwriter. Both the sisters are fluent in the Persian language. They were raised in Irvine in California. Nasim has graduated from University High School and she then joined the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television and obtained her degree in 2003. She held membership of the UCLA Spring Sing Company.
Nasim Pedrad and her acting career
Nasim started work in theater and was with the Sunday Company I Groundlings. She used to do her one-woman show called Me, Myself, and Iran. It was selected for the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas in 2007. She also received an award for her appearance in After School Special.
Her first TV role was in Gilmore Girls and in 2007, she had a special guest appearance in The Winner. She played nurse Suri in ER. She also did a guest role in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in 2009. The same year, Nasim bagged a role in Saturday Night Live and this was her most memorable role. She was one of the cast members on the show and had portrayed several different roles on it.
Nasim also ventured into films and had done The 73 Virgins in 2005. Later she was seen in A Thousand Words in 2008 as the photographer, in The Dictator in 2012 as Female host, in Despicable Me 2 in 2013 as Jillian and as Rebekkah in 2014’s Coolies. Nasim has also acted in Aladdin and Corporate Animals which are due for 2019 release and are in the post-production phase. In 2018, Nasim was seen on TV in the series called Brooklyn Nine-Nine where she played Katie Peralta in an episode.
Nasim had done a commercial for Old Navy and has also voiced several characters in animation films. She is earning a handsome sum of money through her acting and comedy roles and has a net worth of $ 3 million.
Nasim has a height of 5 feet and 4 inches and a weight of 56 kg. Her figure stats are 32-25-34 inches. She has brown eyes and hair. Her activity on the social media is in the form of a Twitter with some followers and an Instagram with 194.3k fans.
Nasim Pedrad-personal life, husband, children, boyfriend, relationships
Nasim has not spoken much about her dating or love life. She often posts pictures of her family including her grandmother on her social media and is extremely close to them. She is not married and has no children or husband. She seems to be not dating any boyfriend and is single.
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