Born in Tehran, Shohreh Aghdashloo began her career acting in Iranian films in the 1970s.
After leaving Iran, Aghdashloo moved to the U.K., where she began a promising career as a journalist. Eventually, she immigrated to the United States, moving to Los Angeles, and returning to her first love, acting.
“I’m an actor,” said Aghdashloo. “I give an arm and a leg for a complex character.”
Shohreh Aghdashloo: Empowering girls through educationIranian-American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo shares her story about her award-winning career and to tell us more about Mother Miracle’s education programs.
She’s been nominated for an Academy Award and has won an Emmy, as well as several other awards. She’s starred in more than 25 films and currently plays the lead role in the American cable and satellite TV series, The Expanse on Syfy Network. Recently, Aghdashloo starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen in the film Last Nights, and has a supporting role in this year’s upcoming motion picture, The Promise, staring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac.
Off-screen, Aghdashloo supports Mother Miracle, a non-profit organization in India that works to improve the quality of life for children and families. Through Mother Miracle, Aghdashloo sponsors children, providing them with a chance for a quality education.
“It’s very rewarding and very heartwarming knowing that there are other people in another place of the world, in the other half, who are depending on you,” she said. “You’re helping them out to become somebody in this life.”
Shohreh Aghdashloo joined May Lee in our Los Angeles studio to share her story about her career and to tell us more about Mother Miracle’s education programs.