Nazanin Boniadi looking beautiful in white shirt and black pants.

‘General Hospital’ Actress Nazanin Boniadi Biography

From struggling infancy to a fascinating career as a woman, Nazanin Boniadi has indeed come a long way. The Tehran-born lady is now a renowned actress in Hollywood. She has worked in a number of films and TV series so far. Her initial stardom came as she starred in “General Hospital: Night Shift” as Leyla Mir. Afterward, she got many offers and opportunities to polish her career, which she grabbed in the right way.

Some of her major and famous works as an actress are “Hotel Mumbai”, “Suits”, “Desert Dancer”, “Hawthorne”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “CSI” and so on. The actress is also an activist who advocates for human rights and other social issues.

Political Refugee In London. How Old Is Nazanin Boniadi?

Born on 22nd May 1980, Nazanin Boniadi had to leave her birthplace Tehran, Iran due to Iranian Revolution with her parents. After leaving the homeland, the family moved to London as political refugees. Boniadi was just a 20-day old infant back then.

A black and white picture of Nazanin Boniadi's mom holding her in arms when Naz was a little baby.
Boniadi’s mom held Nazanin when she was a little baby.
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As for academics, Nazanin attended a local school in Hampstead. She went to the University of California, Irvine for her further studies, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Science, with honor. She was a bright student and achieved many awards.

It was 2009 when she academically changed her path from medical science to acting. She educated herself in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she studied contemporary drama. However, she had already started working as an actress in 2006.

The Iran-born actress is 41 years old now. Also, she holds dual citizenship in the USA and England. Regarding religion, she tagged herself “a non-practicing Muslim” in October 2014.

Shift From Medical Science to Acting: How Was Her Professional Journey?

The University of California alum introduced herself in acting by portraying a minor role in a short film “Kal: Yesterday & Tomorrow”(2006). After her debut, she kept on working in films and TV series until she saw the first-ever stardom.

In 2007, she played Leyla Mir for “General Hospital: Night Shift” in 13 episodes. Her acting got huge positive feedback and appreciation. Later the same year, she got an opportunity to portray the same role in “General Hospital”. She appeared in the soap opera from 2007 to 2009, playing 119 episodes. This series gained her many fans and followers. “General Hospital” starred many other public figures like Brytni Sarpy, Craigh Curtis, Tom Brown, Chad Duell, and so on.

After getting one of her major career breakthroughs, the 41-year-old actress worked in many films and TV series. Altogether she owns 15 television credits which include her popular works like “The Deep End”, “Homeland”, “24”, “Suits”, “Best Friends Forever”, ” Scandal” and so on. Also, Lauren Pearl from “Suits” is all set to appear in the main role of “The Lord of the Rings” in 2022.

Nazanin Boniadi with the cast of "Homeland".
Cast members of “Homeland”.
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As for films, the “Go On” star owns 12 credits. Her movies are “Iron Man”, “Diplomacy”, “The Next Three Days”, “Shirin in Love”, “Ben-Hur”, “Hotel Mumbai”, “Bombshell”, and so on.

Apart from acting, the Iranian beauty also showed up in the field of Scientology, like her mother, in the mid-2000s. However, she didn’t like being in this arena and left it very soon.

Boniadi is also active in activism. She is always vocal about human rights, and other contemporary social issues. The revolution due to which, her family struggled, could be a major factor to influence her towards it. She served as spokesperson for Amnesty International USA, and also as a member of the Board of Directors of the Center of Human Rights in Iran from 2015 to 2021.

Personal Life: Relationship With Tom Cruise: Is She With Someone? Kids?

The actress with 5 feet 3 inches in height is single at the moment. Also, she has not conceived any child yet. She seems to be enjoying every bit of her single life by traveling to new places, and completely focusing on her career. She is a nature-lover as seen in her Instagram posts.

However, she spent a period of her life, particularly a few months, as the girlfriend of a famous Hollywood actor, Tom Cruise. The pair was in a relationship from November 2004 to January 2005. In fact, their relationship was actually arranged by the Church of Scientology. They lived together during their relationship.

However, things didn’t work out, or let’s say, the third parties didn’t like this relationship. And hence, they split up. Reportedly, it was Cruise himself who had his friend dump Naz for him. Also, one of the top Scientologists from the church didn’t like Nazanin.

Even after all this, Boniadi hadn’t spoken a word about her relationship and break up with Tom.

According to reports, the “Bombshell” actress had an encounter with actor, Riley Smith shortly in 2013. Also, they co-starred with each other in a 2014 movie “Shirin in Love”.

Net Worth Of Nazanin Boniadi- How Much She Earns?

Being a public figure, fans are always curious to know about your personal life and its major determinants. Among such, one is total fortune acquired by a star.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nazanin Boniadi owns a net worth of $2 million, which is often compared with that of Mina Starsiak. She earned a major portion of it through her acting career. Sources claim that the average salary of an American actress is $58501.

Alongside she is also into social works and activism. Although it is more voluntary work, she must get a good sum as her salary. As mentioned, she served as a spokesperson for Amnesty International USA(AIUSA). Reportedly, the average salary of employee in this organization is $46067.

The “Iron Man” actress also worked as a Scientologist during the mid-2000s. She surely accumulated some portion of her income from this career as well. The Scientologists of the Church of Scientology make $23000 per year.

Naz enjoys a luxurious life in Los Angeles, California. Also, she goes out very often and loves dwelling in nature.

Her multi-streamed income sources play a vital role in such a great net worth. Most probably, she earns six-digit income in a year.

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