Iranian born British-American actress Nazanin Boniadi is well known for her supporting role as Amira Ahmed in Iron Man (2008), as Elaine in action-crime The Next Three Days (2010) and as Farah in romance-drama Shades of Ray (2008).
Nazanin was involved in theatre from an early age. Later, she moved to the United States at the age of 19 and decided to make a name in the film industry.
Nazanin was born on 22 May 1980 in Tehran, Iran. She is a graduate from the University of California-Irvine with honors in Biological Sciences program with Dean’s Academic Achievement and Service Award. She also won an undergraduate award for her research on heart transplants and cancer treatments.
But later, Nazanin quit her medical career in 2006 to pursue her acting career. She took acting classes for Contemporary Drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and completed the course in 2009.
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Nazanin Boniadi's Relationship With Tom Cruise
The Iranian-born actress was reportedly dating Tom Cruise in between October 2004 and January 2005.
According to Vanity Fair, in 2004, the Scientology church led by Shelly Miscavige, a wife of David Miscavige(chief of the church), was in a secret mission to find Tom a girlfriend. Nazanin was selected in the process and but was just told that she had been chosen for an important mission.
In her month-long preparation in October 2004, she had to audit every day, sharing her innermost secrets and every detail of sex life with high-ranking Scientology officials.
Nazanin Boniadi and Tom Cruise(Source: eonline.com)
Nazanin flew to New York in November 2004 to meet Tom. At first, she sensed it was possibly like an arranged marriage where Tom would be her husband. But, things started to slide off after the second month of dating where Tom would report any fault made by actress back to Scientology church, and then she would be audited for it as the displeasing church would freak out Tom.
By January 2005, They split from one another. But, the drama didn't end right here. Nazanin was transferred to a Scientology Center located in Florida. Eventually, she made a mistake by sharing the secret of her relationship with a friend.
Afterward, Nazanin was reportedly punished—she had to scrub toilets, clean the bathroom tiles and dig ditches in the middle of the night. Later, she claimed that the entire situation made her feel like a victim of white slavery because she traveled across the state line under pretense.
Who Is She Dating Now?
After shivering dating rumors with Tom Cruise, She reportedly dated American actor Riley Smith in 2013. But, the relationship didn’t sail smooth, and the pair later decided to part their ways.
Since then, there have been no new updates in the beautiful actress’s dating life.
Movies and TV Shows
Nazanin made her debut in the film industry from romantic-comedy Gameface in 2007 and TV debut comedy-drama The Game in April 2007.
Since then, she has been taking over both movie and television platforms and impressing fans with her magnificent performances. Along the journey in the entertainment industry, she has gotten featured in acclaimed TV shows like General Hospital (2009), How I Met Your Mother (2011) and Homeland (2014) as well as movies like Zoolander 2 (2016), Hotel Mumbai (2018) and Bombshell (2019).
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- Nazanin is an activist who has fought for the rights of disenfranchised people across the world. She has served as the spokesperson for Amnesty International USA(AIUSA) from 2009 to 2015.
- She got nominated for NAACP Image Award for her role in General Hospital in 2008.
- She is fluent in English and Persian.
- Nazanin stands at the height of 1.62 meters (5 feet 3¾ inches) with an athletic build and weighs approximately around 52kg.
- The British-American actress represented by the talent agency The Artists Partnership in London, England.
- She is a British-American dual citizen. She was raised in London after her family relocated to London in 1980.