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Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Faharani is a France-based Iranian actress, musician and singer who rose to fame in Dariush Mehrjui's "The Pear Tree," where she won the Crystal Roc for Best Actress from the International Section of the 16th Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran.

Ms. Faharani has acted in movies by some of Iran's most well-known directors that include Mr. Mehrjui's "Santouri," Bahman Ghobadi's "Half Moon" (winner of the Golden Shell at the 2006 San Sebastian Film Festival), and the late Rasool Mollagholipoor's "M for Mother" (Iran's nominee for the 2008 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category). She also won Best Actress at the 37th Roshd International Film Festival.

Following her role in "Body of Lies," she reportedly had been prevented by Iranian authorities from leaving Iran. However, this was denied by her colleagues and she later appeared at the movie's premiere in the U.S.

Ms. Golshifteh's last film performance in Iran was in "About Elly" directed by Asghar Farhadi. The film won Best Picture at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival; it won a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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In Iran, Ms. Golshifteh was part of an underground rock band named "Kooch Neshin" (Nomads), which won the 2nd Tehran Avenue underground rock competition. Since leaving Iran, she has continued her music career as well, teaming up with another exiled Iranian musician, Mohsen Namjoo. Their new album "Oy" was released in October 2009.

Now based in Paris, France, she has worked with directors including Roland Joffe, Hiner Saleem and Marjane Satrapi. She has also been a member of the international jury at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival.

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