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Nasim Pedrad (1981)

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Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian-American comic actress currently appearing as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.


 early life
Nasim Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran to parents Arasteh Amani and Parviz Pedrad. Pedrad and her parents lived in Tehran until 1984, before immigrating to the United States when Nasim was two years old. She has a younger sister, Nina Pedrad, and they both are fluent in Farsi. She was raised in Irvine, California, and graduated from University High School, and the UCLA School of Theatre in 2003 and was a member of the UCLA Spring Sing Company.

Pedrad was a performer with the Sunday Company at The Groundlings and had frequently performed her one-woman show Me, Myself & Iran at the Los Angeles divisions of ImprovOlympic and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. The show was selected for the 2007 HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. She has received an LA Weekly Best Comedic Performance of the Year Award as the lead in the comedic spoof After School Special.

Pedrad has guest-starred on Gilmore Girls and from 2007 to 2009 had a recurring role on ER as Nurse Suri. She currently plays a recurring voice role on the Fox animated series Allen Gregory.

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