Nasim Pedrad, born on November 18, 1981, in Tehran, Iran, is an American actress and comedian most known for her appearances for five seasons of Saturday Night Live. Ever since 2014, she’s been through a handful of sitcoms including Mulaney, Scream Queens, and People of Earth. If you want a good laugh, I highly recommend watching Nasim.
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Source of Income||Professional Actor / Comedian|
|Birthday||November 18, 1981|
|Country of Origin:||Tehran, Iran|
- Early Emigration: Alongside her parents, Arasteh Amani and Parviz Pedrad, the family emigrated to the United States in 1984.
- First for Everything: She was the first Middle-Eastern female to ever cast SNL.
- Entertainment Siblings: Entertainment runs in the family––especially with her sister, Nina. Nina has seen success in the same industry but behind-the-scenes.
- If Tina Fey Says You Do It, You Do: Pedrad got to perform in front of Tina Fey and by doing so, Fey encouraged her to audition for SNL––and the rest is history.
- A Beautiful, Smart Woman: Not only can she make you laugh, but she also perfected her craft in the UCLA School of Theatre.
- Everybody Starts Somewhere: For Pedrad, she started with sketch comedy. For example, she performed a one-woman show titled Me, Myself, & Iran.
- Noteworthy Audition: Her audition for SNL was packaged with a Victoria Beckham, Sonia Sotomayor, and Dora the Explorer impressions.
- It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: In a 2009 episode, she played Lucy for the series.
- First TV Appearance: Pedrad’s first television appearance was for an episode of Gilmore Girls.
- Voice Acting: In 2011’s Allen Gregory, she voiced Val and Brinique––tallying a 7-episode appearance.