Iranian-born Actress who played supporting roles in such Hollywood films as Charlie Wilson's War, Iron Man, and The Next Three Days. In 2013, she began playing Fara Sherazi on Showtime's Homeland. She is also an Activist who has championed the rights of disenfranchised peoples across the world.
She graduated with honors from the Biological Sciences program at the University of California-Irvine, winning a prestigious undergraduate award for her research on heart transplants and cancer treatments. In 2006, she abandoned a career in Medicine to pursue acting.
She was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award for her role on the popular American soap opera, General Hospital.
She was born in Tehran, Iran and was raised in London, England.
She acted opposite Neil Patrick Harris in several episodes of the popular CBS series, How I Met Your Mother.