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Nazanin Boniadi

Emerald Published On Sun May 09 2021   Modified On Sun May 09 2021
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Full NameNazanin Boniadi
First NameNazanin
Last NameBoniadi
Birth NameNazanin Boniadi
Birth CityTehran
Birth CountryIran
Father NameMichel Besnier
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
Relation WithTom Cruise
FilmographyHomeland,General Hospital,Counterpart
EducationRoyal Academy of Dramatic Art
Height162 cm
Networth$2 M
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Date of BirthMay 22,1980
Age44 years


    Body and Relation Status of Nazanin Boniadi

    What is Nazanin Boniadi marital status ?Single
    Who is Nazanin Boniadi in Relation with?Tom Cruise
    What is the height of Nazanin Boniadi?162 cm
    What is the weight of Nazanin Boniadi?kg

    English actress Nazanin Boniadi is best known for her role as Leyla Mir in medical drama General Hospital and its spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift. 

    Likewise, Boniadi is also popular for Homeland, Counterpart, Hotel Mumbai, Bombshell, and Scandal

    How Much Is Nazanin Boniadi Worth As Of 2021?

    Boniadi earns most of her fortune from her successful acting career of 15 years. According to Celebrity Net Worth, she is worth $2 million as of May 2021. 

    In the United States of America, the average salary of an actor ranges between $40,860 to $58,580 per year. 

    Short Career Highlights

    Nazanin landed her major acting role as Leyla Mir on the daytime soap opera General Hospital in 2007. She played her role in a total of 119 episodes until 2009 alongside Christian Alexander, Rachel Ames, Julie Marie Berman, John Bolger, and Dylan Cash. 

    Nazanin Boniadi is best known for playing Leyla Mir in the General Hospital franchise Image Source: Pinterest
    Nazanin Boniadi is best known for playing Leyla Mir in the General Hospital franchise

    Image Source: Pinterest

    She then reprised her role in the Soapnet serial General Hospital: Night Shift which is the spin-off of General Hospital. In the show, Boniadi appeared along with co-stars Sonya Eddy, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson, and Billy Dee Williams. 

    After that, she went and starred in several hit films like Charlie Wilson's War, Iron Man, and The Next Three Days. 

    In 2011, Boniadi was cast as Barney Stinson's love interest Nora in the sixth season of CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother opposite Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, and Cobie Smulders. 

    Similarly, from 2017 to 2018, Nazanin played Clare Quayle in the sci-fi thriller TV series Counterpart starring J.K. Simpson, Olivia Williams, Harry Lloyd, and Ulrich Thomsen. 

    As of 2021, Boniadi is set to play a lead role in an upcoming TV series The Lord of the Rings based on J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. 

    The first eight-episode season is set to release in Prime Video this year.

    Where Was She Born In?

    Nazanin Boniadi was born on 22nd May 1980 in Tehran, Iran. As she was born at the height of the Iranian Revolution, her family relocated to London and settled there. 

    Boniadi was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up in LondonImage Source: Instagram @nazaninboniadi
    Boniadi was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up in London

    Image Source: Instagram @nazaninboniadi

    Additional Fact: Boniadi has been declared persona non grata, forbidding her from returning to Iran.

    The English actress holds dual nationality (American-British). Likewise, she went and graduated from an independent school in Hampstead. She received her bachelor's degree with honors in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine. 

    In 2009, Boniadi studied contemporary drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. 

    Is Nazanin Dating Anyone?

    The Bombshell actress seems busy with her work as an actress as well as a Human Rights activist. Due to a lack of confirmed news, she is reportedly single as of 2021. 

    Likewise, Boniadi keeps her love life away from the limelight and is rarely seen with guys in the public.

    Previously she dated actor and producer Tom Cruise. She was sent to New York by her church official Greg to date Cruise. 

    Did You Know? She was asked to sign a confidentiality agreement stating she could not abandon this project with the church's approval. 


    After their break-up in January 2005, Nazanin talking about her relationship with Tom during her testimonies. She revealed that Tom was very romantic during the starting phase, however, as the relationship progressed, he began to have temper tantrums and began to show violent tendencies. 

    Philanthropic Life

    Apart from her acting career, Boniadi is involved in several charitable works. From 2009 to 2015, she was a spokesperson for Amnesty International USA with a focus on the unjust conviction and treatment of Iranian youth, women, and prisoners of conscience. 

    Likewise, for her human rights work with Amnesty International, she received the 2011 Social Cinema Award at the Ischia Global Film & Music Festival.

    In October 2015, Nazanin became a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Human Rights in Iran.