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Biography for Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi

Birthdate: 22 May 1980

Birth Place: Tehran, Iran.

Height in feet: 5 Feet 4 Inches

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Sun Sign: Gemini

Occupation: Hollywood Actress

Marital Status: Single

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Nazanin Boniadi born 22 May 1980 is an Iranian-born British American actress.


She attended a private high school and later moved to the United States where she earned a bachelor's degree, with Honors, in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. At UCI, she won the Chang Pin-Chun Undergraduate Research Award for molecular research involving cancer treatment and heart transplant rejection. She was also Assistant Editor-in-Chief of MedTimes, UCI's undergraduate medical newspaper.

Family Background

Her parents relocated to London shortly thereafter. She performed violin and ballet as a young girl.

Acting Career

Boniadi changed her career path from medicine and started pursuing acting in 2006.[4] Her first major acting role was as Leyla Mir on the Emmy Award-winning daytime drama General Hospital and its SOAPnet spin-off series General Hospital: Night Shift, making her the first contract actor to play a Middle Eastern character in American daytime television history.[citation needed] She is also the first Iranian-born actress to ever be on contract on an American soap opera.

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