Mozhan Marnò

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Mozhan Marnò (Persian: مژان مارنو‎) is an Iranian-American film and television actress.

Personal life[edit]

Marnò was born in Los Angeles, California and received her M.F.A 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.

She can be seen as intrepid reporter Ayla Sayyad on season two of the acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards.


Year Title Role
2006 The Unit Protocol Chief
Standoff Agnacia
2007 Charlie Wilson's War
Shark Maria Lutrova
K-Ville Jodi Mazetta
2008 August Ashley
Traitor Leyla
The Stoning of Soraya M. Soraya M.
2009 StereoLife Gwendolyn Leeds
Bones Azita Jabbari
Medium Rachel
2009-2011 The Mentalist Nicki Weymouth
2010 Gimme Shelter Abby
Apples Lucky
The Glades Renee LeFleur
Hung Samara
2011 The Paul Reiser Show Zeba
2012 In Plain Sight Charlotte
Ringer Marguerite
2014 House of Cards Ayla Sayyad
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Atti

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture The Stoning of Soraya M. Nominated

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