Biography

Award-winning actress, Leila Hatami, was born on October 1, 1972 in Tehran, Iran, to legendary Iranian Director, Ali Hatami, and actress mother, Zari Khoshkam (Zahra Hatami). During her childhood, she appeared in several of her father's films including the historical TV series, Hezar dastan (1978), and biopic Kamalolmolk (1984), as well as a role as Leila, the blind Turkish princess in the film The Love-stricken (1992). After completing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electronic Engineering. However, after two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her studies in a couple of years and moved back to Iran. After a pause in her film career of a few years which included her studies in Switzerland, she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjui 's film Leila (1997) as the title character. Her performance in the film received rave reviews from critics and audiences worldwide. She also received the Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from the 15th Fajr Film Festival. Later, she married her co-star Ali Mosaffa in 1999. They now have two children: a son named Mani (born February 2007) and a daughter named Asal (born October 2008). To date, Hatami has worked with some of the most celebrated Iranian directors. Moreover, her performance in The Deserted Station (2002) won the Best Actress award from the 26th Montreal World Film Festival. She also appeared in her husband's directorial debut film, Portrait of a Lady Far Away (2005). In 2011, she won the prestigious Silver Berlin Bear award at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival for the Best Actress in a Leading Role in Asghar Farhadi 's internationally acclaimed film, A Separation (2011). After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electrical Engineering Dee Lausanne (EPFL). After two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. After a pause of a few years which included the continuation of her studies in Switzerland she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjui's film Leila. Her acting in this film received rave reviews from critics and audiences. She married her co-star in Leila (Ali Mosaffa) in 1999. They have two children: a boy named Mani (born February 2007) and a girl named Asal (born October 2008).

Award-winning actress, Leila Hatami, was born on October 1, 1972 in Tehran, Iran, to legendary Iranian Director, Ali Hatami, and actress mother, Zari Khoshkam (Zahra Hatami). During her childhood, she appeared in several of her father's films including the historical TV series, Hezar dastan (1978), and biopic Kamalolmolk (1984), as well as a role as Leila, the blind Turkish princess in the film The Love-stricken (1992). After completing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electronic Engineering. However, after two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her studies in a couple of years and moved back to Iran. After a pause in her film career of a few years which included her studies in Switzerland, she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjui 's film Leila (1997) as the title character. Her performance in the film received rave reviews from critics and audiences worldwide. She also received the Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from the 15th Fajr Film Festival. Later, she married her co-star Ali Mosaffa in 1999. They now have two children: a son named Mani (born February 2007) and a daughter named Asal (born October 2008). To date, Hatami has worked with some of the most celebrated Iranian directors. Moreover, her performance in The Deserted Station (2002) won the Best Actress award from the 26th Montreal World Film Festival. She also appeared in her husband's directorial debut film, Portrait of a Lady Far Away (2005). In 2011, she won the prestigious Silver Berlin Bear award at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival for the Best Actress in a Leading Role in Asghar Farhadi 's internationally acclaimed film, A Separation (2011). After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electrical Engineering Dee Lausanne (EPFL). After two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. After a pause of a few years which included the continuation of her studies in Switzerland she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjui's film Leila. Her acting in this film received rave reviews from critics and audiences. She married her co-star in Leila (Ali Mosaffa) in 1999. They have two children: a boy named Mani (born February 2007) and a girl named Asal (born October 2008).

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1972-10-01

Place of Birth Tehran - Iran

Official Site http://www.leila-hatami.com/

Also Known As

  • 레일라 하타미

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 A Man without a Shadow
2019 Blue Whale (7 episodes)
2018 Hekayat-e darya
2018 Khook as Shiva Mohajer - The Actress
2018 bomb , a love story
2017 Subdued
2016 Man as Azar
2014 What's the Time In Your World? as Goli
2014 Time to Love
2013 Sar Be Mohr
2012 The Last Step as Leila
2012 Meeting Leila
2012 Orange Suit
2011 Saadat Abad
2011 From Iran, a Separation as Simin
2011 A Separation as Simin
2011 Aseman-e Mahboob
2010 There Are Things You Don't Know
2010 Forties as Negar
2010 A Walk in the Fog as Roya
2009 Poverty
2008 Shirin as Woman in audience
2007 Every night loneliness
2005 Ghayegh-ha Ye Man
2005 Verdict
2005 Garden Salad as Leila
2002 Low Heights as Narges
2002 The Deserted Station as The wife
1999 Sheyda
1997 Leila as Leila, the Wife

Art

2012 The Last Step Set Designer

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