- 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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