Peyman Moaadi

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Peyman Moaadi
Payman maadi.jpg
Moaadi in 2013
Born (1970-06-30) June 30, 1970 (age 46)
New York City, New York, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality Iranian American
Education Metallurgical Engineering
Alma mater Islamic Azad University of Karaj
Occupation Actor, Screenplay writer, Director
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Rana Hamidi (m. 2008)
Children 2
Awards Silver Bear for Best Actor 2011

Peyman Moaadi (Persian: پیمان معادی‎‎, born 30 June 1970[1] in New York) is an Iranian-American actor, screenwriter and director. He is best known for starring in the films A Separation and About Elly by director Asghar Farhadi and the independent drama film Camp X-Ray.[2][3]


Moaadi started his film career as a screenwriter in late 2000 with the successful movie Swan Song. He later wrote several renowned Iranian films. He began his acting career in Asghar Farhadi's film About Elly (2009).

Two years later, he received the Silver Bear award for Best Actor in Leading Role at the Berlin International Film Festival for his performance as Nader in Farhadi's A Separation (2011).[4] He was seen in the indie drama Camp X-Ray, which was accepted into the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released October 17, 2014. Moaadi also is appearing in the HBO television series The Night Of.[5][6] In 2014 he was a jury member at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival.


Year Film Functioned as Notes
Director Writer Actor Role
2000 Swan Song No Yes No with Saeed Assadi
2002 Thirst No No No Costumes Designer
2004 Coma No Yes No
2006 Café Setaré No Yes No
2006 Wedding Dinner No Yes No Director Advisor
2007 Lipstick (short film) Yes Yes No
2009 About Elly No No Yes Peyman
2011 Mourning No No Yes Honorary presence
2011 A Separation No No Yes Nader
2013 The Snow on the Pines Yes Yes No
2014 Camp X-Ray No No Yes Ali Amir
2014 Melbourne No No Yes Amir
2014 Tales No No Yes Taxi Driver
2015 Last Knights No No Yes Emperor
2016 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi No No Yes Amahl
2016 Window Horses No No Yes Payman Voice


Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Actor A Separation Nominated
Village Voice Film Poll Best Actor Nominated
International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor Won
Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear for Best Actor Won
2013 Fajr International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film (with Jamal Sadatian) The Snow on the Pines Won
2014 Vesoul International Film Festival Golden Wheel Nominated
Erbil International Film Festival Best Director Won


  1. ^ پیمان معادی 45 سال پیش در نیویورک متولد شد
  2. ^ Soureh Cinema
  3. ^ Scott J. Davis (22 March 2015). "Blu-ray details for Camp X-Ray starring Kristen Stewart". Flickering Myth. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  4. ^ Biography
  5. ^
  6. ^ Festival

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