Nasim Pedrad

  • Birth Place: Tehran, Iran
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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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.


  • Parviz Pedrad — Father
  • Arasteh Amani — Mother
  • Nina Pedrad — Sister


  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in Theater, 2003)

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