Biography

Payman Maadi (Persian: پیمان معادی, born 30 June 1970 in New York) is an Iranian actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for starring in A Separation, and About Elly.[1]films directed by Asghar Farhadi. Maadi started his film career as a screenwriter in the late 2000's with the successful movie Swan Song. He is the writer of several famous Iranian films. He started his acting career in Asghar Farhadi's film About Elly (2009). Two years later, he received the Silver Bear award for Best Actor in Leading Role for his performance as Nader in Farhadi's A Separation (2011) from the Berlin International Film Festival.

Payman Maadi (Persian: پیمان معادی, born 30 June 1970 in New York) is an Iranian actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for starring in A Separation, and About Elly.[1]films directed by Asghar Farhadi. Maadi started his film career as a screenwriter in the late 2000's with the successful movie Swan Song. He is the writer of several famous Iranian films. He started his acting career in Asghar Farhadi's film About Elly (2009). Two years later, he received the Silver Bear award for Best Actor in Leading Role for his performance as Nader in Farhadi's A Separation (2011) from the Berlin International Film Festival.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 16

Birthday 1970-07-30

Place of Birth New York, New York City, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 6.5 Per Meter
2019 Nagahan Derakht
2018 Bomb, a love story
2016 The Night Of (8 episodes) as Salim Khan
2016 Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming as Payman
2016 Life and a Day as Morteza
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi as Amahl
2015 Last Knights as Emperor
2014 Camp X-Ray as Ali (as Payman Maadi)
2014 Melbourne
2011 From Iran, a Separation as Nader
2011 A Separation as Nader
2009 About Elly as Peyman

Writing

2018 Bomb, a love story Writer
2013 Snow on the Pines Writer
2006 Cafe Setareh Writer
2004 Coma Writer

Directing

2018 Bomb, a love story Director
2013 Snow on the Pines Director

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