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Marnò was born in Los Angeles, California, received her BA in French and German comparative literature from Barnard College of Columbia University and her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Marnò played the title role in the 2008 film The Stoning of Soraya M., about a woman whose husband falsely accuses her of adultery, resulting in her death by stoning.
In addition she has had roles in a number of television series including The Paul Reiser Show, The Glades, Hung, The Mentalist, Bones, The Unit, Medium, K-ville and Standoff. Marnò also appeared in the Untitled John Wells Medical Drama Pilot, which was not aired. She also stars in Ana Lily Amirpour's directorial debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, produced by Elijah Wood, under his company, The Woodshed.
Marnò also directs and writes screenplays. Her first feature-length screenplay, When the Lights Went Out, was a quarter finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship, a finalist at the Nantucket Screenwriter's Colony, Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, and won third prize at the Cinequest Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. She has adapted When the Lights Went Out as a play and it received its first production at New York Stage & Film in July 2013 starring Laura Innes from ER.
Marnò's short film, Incoming, which she wrote and directed, was accepted to the Noor Iranian Film Festival, LA SHORTS FEST, the Asians on Film Festival, and the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival.
|2007||Charlie Wilson's War||Refugee Camp Translator #2|
|2008||The Stoning of Soraya M.||Soraya M.||Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture|
|2009||StereoLife||Gwendolyn Leeds||Short film|
|2010||Gimme Shelter||Abby||Television film|
|2014||A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night||Atti|
|2006||The Unit||Protocol Chief||Episode: "Security"|
|2006||Standoff||Agnacia||Episode: "Life Support"|
|2007||Shark||Maria Lutrova||Episode: "Gangster Movies"|
|2007||K-Ville||Jodi Mazetta||Episode: "Ride Along"|
|2009||Bones||Azita Jabbari||Episode: "A Night at the Bones Museum"|
|2009||Medium||Rachel||Episode: "The Devil Inside, Part 2"|
|2009–2011||The Mentalist||Nicki Weymouth||2 episodes|
|2010||The Glades||Renee LeFleur||Episode: "Cassadaga"|
|2010||Hung||Samara||Episode: "The Middle East is Complicated"|
|2011||The Paul Reiser Show||Zeba||2 episodes|
|2012||In Plain Sight||Charlotte||Episode: "Sacrificial Lamb"|
|2012||Ringer||Marguerite||Episode: "P.S. You're an Idiot"|
|2014||House of Cards||Ayla Sayyad||11 episodes
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2014||Madam Secretary||Roxanne Majidi||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2014–present||The Blacklist||Samar Navabi||20 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Satellite Awards||Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture||The Stoning of Soraya M.||Nominated|
|2015||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||House of Cards||Nominated|