Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress.\nFollowing numerous starring roles on the stage, her first major film role was in The Report directed Abbas Kiarostami, which won the Critics Award at the Moscow Film Festival. Her next film was Shatranje Bad, directed by Mohammad Reza Aslani, which screened at several film festivals. Both films were banned in her home country; but, in 1978, Aghdashloo won acclaim for her performance in Sooteh Delan, directed by Ali Hatami, which established her as one of Iran's leading actresses.\nAfter establishing a theatre and film career in Iran, Aghdashloo moved to England during the Iranian Revolution in 1979, subsequently becoming a U.S. citizen. After several years playing small roles in television and film, her performance in House of Sand and Fog brought her several film critics' awards and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has continued to play supporting and character roles in film and television and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her work in the HBO original miniseries House of Saddam.