Hatami in 2013 at the Cannes Film Festival
October 1, 1972 |
|Spouse(s)||Ali Mosaffa (m. 1998)|
|Children||Mani (b. 2007)
Asalle (b. 2008)
|Parents||Ali Hatami (Father)
Zari Khoshkam (Mother)
Leila Hatami (Persian: لیلا حاتمی, Leylâ Hâtami born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam, and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa.
After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in electrical engineering at École polytechnique fédérale de 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. Beside her native Persian language she is fluent in French, English and German.
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).
She had a few short appearances during her childhood which included roles in the Hezar Dastan TV series and the Kamalolmolk movie, as well as a role in 1991 as a blind Turkish princess in Delshodegan.
Having appeared in bit parts in some of her father's movies, Hatami's first lead film appearance was the title role in the 1996 film Leila, directed by Dariush Mehrjui. She received the Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from the 15th Fajr Film Festival.
Her role in The Deserted Station (2002) won the best actress award from the 26th Montreal World Film Festival. She has appeared in her husband's first film as a director, Portrait of a Lady Far Away (Ali Mosaffa, 2005). In 2012 A Separation won the Academy Award Oscar for best foreign film in which Hatami played the leading female role.
- Kamalolmolk (Ali Hatami, 1984)
- Del Shodegan (a.k.a. The Love Stricken) (Ali Hatami, 1992)
- Leila (Dariush Mehrjui, 1996)
- Sheida (Kamal Tabrizi, 1998)
- The Mix (Dariush Mehrjui, 2000)
- Keef-e Englisi (a.k.a. The English Bag) (TV Series) (Seyyed Ziaeddin Dorri, 2000)
- Ab va Atash (a.k.a. Water and Fire) (Fereydun Jeyrani, 2001)
- Moraba-ye Shirin (a.k.a. The Sweet Jam) (Marzieh Boroomand, 2001)
- Ertefae Past (a.k.a. Low Altitude (UK) / Low Heights (US)) (Ebrahim Hatamikia, 2002)
- Istgah-e Matrouk (a.k.a. The Deserted Station) (Alireza Raeisian, 2002)
- Sima-ye Zani Dar Doordast (a.k.a. Portrait of a Lady Far Away) (Ali Mosaffa, 2005)
- Salad-e Fasl (a.k.a. Salad of the Season) (Fereydun Jeyrani, 2005)
- Hokm (Masoud Kimiai, 2005)
- Shaer-e Zobale-ha (a.k.a. Poet of the Wastes) (Mohammad Ahmadi, 2005)
- Har Shab Tanhayi (a.k.a. Every Night Loneliness) (Rasoul Sadrameli, 2007)
- Paridokht (TV Series) (Saman Moghaddam, 2007–2008)
- Bi Pooli (a.k.a. Pennilessness) (Hamid Nematollah, 2008)
- Shirin (Abbas Kiarostami, 2008)
- Chehel Salegi (a.k.a. 40 Years Old) (Alireza Raeisian, 2009)
- Parseh dar Meh (a.k.a. Roaming in the Mist) (Bahram Tavakkoli, 2009)
- Aseman-e mahboob (a.k.a. What a Wonderful Life or Lovely Sky) (Dariush Mehrjui, 2011)
- There Are Things You Don't Know (Fardin Saheb Zamani, 2010)
- A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011)
- Felicity Land (Maziar Miri, 2011)
- Meeting Leila (Adel Yaraghi, 2012)
- The Last Step (Ali Mosaffa, 2012)
- Narenji Poush (Dariush Mehrjui, 2012)
- Sealed Secret (Hadi Moghadam Dost, 2013)
- What's the Time in Your World? (Safi Yazdanian, 2014)
- Honorary Diploma for performance in a leading role for Leila, from 15th Fajr Film Festival, 1997
- Best Actress in a leading role for Water & Fire, from 5th ceremony of Khaneh cinema, 2001
- Best Actress (tied) for Deserted Station, from 25th Montreal Film Festival, 2002
- Best Actress in a leading role for Bi Pooli, from 27th Fajr Film Festival, 2009
- Best Actress in a leading role for Har Shab Tanhayi, from Harare Film Festival, 2011
- Best Actress for Nader and Simin, a separation, from Berlin Film Festival (with Sareh Bayat and Sarina Farhadi), 2011
- Best Actress for Nader and Simin, a separation, from Palm Springs Film Festival (with Sareh Bayat and SarinaFarhadi), 2011
- Best Actress for The Last Step, from Karlovy Vary IFF Film Festival, 2012
- Best Actress for Meeting Leila, from San Francisco Iranian Film Festival, 2013
- Best Actress for Sealed Secret, from 31st Fajr Kermanshah Film Festival, 2013
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Leila Hatami.|
- Leila Hatami at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Leila Hatami, Leila Hatami answers your questions, BBC Persian, January 31, 2006: Text, Voice.
- Script of Shāer-e Zobāle-hā (شاعر زباله ها), by Mohsen Makhmalbaf: . (Persian)
- An unofficial fan site: Leila-Hatami.com (Persian)