Golshifteh Farahani Biography
Golshifteh Farahani is an Iranian-French actress, singer, and musician. She gained critical acclaim for her roles in films such as “The Pear Tree”, “M for Mother”, and “About Elly”.
In 2008, Farahani appeared in the Hollywood film “Body of Lies” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. However, her decision to appear partially nude in a photo shoot for a French magazine led to her being banned from returning to Iran, as the Iranian government disapproved of her actions.
Golshifteh Farahani Age
Farahani was born on July 10, 1983, in Tehran, Iran. She is currently 40 years old as of 2023.
Golshifteh Farahani Husband
Farahani has been married twice. Her first husband was Amin Mahdavi, an Iranian film director whom she married in 2003 and divorced in 2011. Her second husband was Christos Dorje Walker, an Australian musician and meditation teacher whom she married in 2015 and separated from in 2017. She currently lives in Paris, France.
Golshifteh Farahani Height
Farahani is 1.7 meters (5 feet 7 inches) tall.
Golshifteh Farahani Ethnicity
Farahani is of Iranian ethnicity, but she also has French citizenship since 2015.
Extraction Golshifteh Farahani
Farahani starred in the 2020 action film Extraction, directed by Sam Hargrave and produced by the Russo brothers. She played Nik Khan, a mercenary who teams up with Tyler Rake (played by Chris Hemsworth), a black-market operative who is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an Indian drug lord.
The film was released on Netflix and became one of the most-watched films on the platform, with over 99 million views in its first four weeks. Farahani said that she was attracted to the role because it was a strong and complex female character who is not just a love interest or a sidekick, but an equal partner and a leader. She also said that she enjoyed doing her own stunts and working with Hemsworth, who was very supportive and respectful.
Golshifteh Farahani Martial Arts
Farahani is trained in various martial arts, such as karate, taekwondo, kung fu, and krav maga. She said that she learned martial arts to protect herself from harassment and violence in Iran, where women are often oppressed and discriminated against. She also said that martial arts helped her to develop confidence, discipline, and resilience.
Golshifteh Farahani and Leonardo DiCaprio movie
Farahani co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2008 spy thriller Body of Lies, directed by Ridley Scott. She played Aisha, a nurse who becomes romantically involved with DiCaprio’s character, a CIA agent who is hunting down a terrorist leader in the Middle East.
This was Farahani’s first Hollywood film, and it caused controversy in Iran, where she was banned from returning and working due to her appearance without hijab (a headscarf worn by Muslim women) and her collaboration with American propaganda (as perceived by Iranian authorities).
Golshifteh Farahani and Kristen Stewart
Farahani and Kristen Stewart are friends who met on the set of the 2012 film On the Road, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac. They played Marylou and Camille, respectively, two women who are part of a group of free-spirited travelers who explore America in the 1950s.
Farahani said that she admires Stewart for her courage and honesty and that they share a similar rebellious spirit. They have also supported each other’s work and causes over the years.
Golshifteh Farahani and Johnny Depp
Farahani and Johnny Depp worked together on the 2017 film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment of the popular franchise.
She played Shansa, a sea witch who helps Captain Barbossa (played by Geoffrey Rush) to find Jack Sparrow (played by Depp). Farahani said that she enjoyed working with Depp, who was very kind and funny on set. She also said that she was impressed by his dedication and professionalism as an actor.
Golshifteh Farahani Call of Duty
Farahani lent her voice and likeness to the character of Farah Karim, the leader of the Urzikstani Liberation Force, in the 2019 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. She said that she was drawn to the role because it was a strong female character who fights for freedom and justice. She also praised the game for its realistic depiction of war and its consequences.
Golshifteh Farahani Awards
Farahani has won several awards and nominations for her acting performances, both in Iran and internationally. Some of the most notable ones are:
– The Crystal Roc for Best Actress from the International Section of the Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran for The Pear Tree (1998), her debut film.
-Best Actress Award from the Nantes Three Continents Festival in France for Boutique (2003), a drama about a young woman who works in a clothing store in Tehran.
– The Best Actress Award from the House of Cinema Festival in Iran for M for Mother (2006), a drama about a woman who is unable to have children due to the effects of chemical weapons used during the Iran-Iraq War.
– Best Narrative Feature Award from the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and the Silver Bear for Best Director from the Berlin International Film Festival for About Elly (2009), a drama about a group of friends who go on a trip to the Caspian Sea and face a tragedy.
– The Most Promising Actress nomination from the César Awards in France for The Patience Stone (2012), a drama about a woman who confesses her secrets and desires to her comatose husband, who was wounded in war.
– The Best Actress Award from the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia for Girls of the Sun (2018), a drama about a female battalion of Kurdish fighters who fight against ISIS in Iraq.