Massy Tadjedin

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Massy Tadjedin
Born1978 (age 42–43)
OccupationScreenwriter & Director
Spouse(s)Babak Fardin

Massy Tadjedin (born 1978) is an Iranian-American screenwriter and director.


Tadjedin was born in Tehran and grew up in Orange County, California, and studied English literature at Harvard University.[1]

Her movie credits include Leo (original screenplay, 2002) and The Jacket (adapted screenplay 2005).

Tadjedin's directorial debut is Last Night, which stars Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes, and was released in the United States on May 6, 2011.

In 2012, Tadjedin was commissioned by Miu Miu to make a short film as part of their series Women’s Tales. It’s Getting Late premiered at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.[2]

Tadjedin is married to Dr. Babak Fardin, an Iranian American ophthalmologist, whom she met at Harvard.[3] Tadjedin resides in Los Angeles.


  • The Jacket (Warner Home Video, release date: 6/21/2005, UPC: 85393368524)
  • Leo (First Look Pictures, release date: 5/18/2004, UPC: 687797103994)


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-04-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Iranian American screenwriters in Hollywood".

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