Nasim Pedrad



  • Birth Place: Tehran, Iran
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/18/1981, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Nasim Pedrad Fast Facts:
  • Lived in Iran until she was 2.
  • Performed with sketch-comedy troupes Upright Citizens Brigade and the Groundlings.
  • Performed a one-woman show, Me, Myself & Iran, at the 2007 HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.
  • Was urged by Tina Fey to audition for Saturday Night Live after Fey watched Pedrad's stage act.
  • Did impressions of Victoria Beckham, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Dora the Explorer at her audition for Saturday Night Live.
  • When she joined the SNL cast in 2009, she became the show's first Iranian cast member.
  • Nasim Pedrad Relationships:
  • Parviz Pedrad - Father
  • Arasteh Amani - Mother
  • Nina Pedrad - Sister
  • College:
  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in Theater, 2003)

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