Nasim Pedrad - Biography

Last Modified: Aug 30, 2020

Nasim Pedrad
Profession: Actress, Comedian
Best Known For: Saturday Night Live, New Girl, Aladdin
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 18, 1981 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Nasim Pedrad
Birth Place: Tehran, Iran
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Parviz Pedrad
Mother's Name: Arasteh Amani
Siblings: 1

Nina Pedrad (younger sister)

High School: University High School
University: University of California, Los Angeles
Ethnicity: Iranian
Nationality: American, Iranian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 56 kg (123.46 lb)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 33 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: B

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Who is Nasim Pedrad?

Nasim Pedrad is an actress, comedian by profession and American, Iranian by nationality. She is best known for her work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and for starring in sitcoms Mulaney, Scream Queens, People of Earth, New Girl.

Nasim Pedrad: Age, Parents, Siblings

Nasim Pedrad’s birth took place on November 18, 1981, in Tehran, Iran. She was born to mother Arasteh Amani and father Parviz Pedrad. When she was two years old, her mother took her to Germany where they lived for a year, waiting for US visas. Finally, when she was three years old, she reunited with her father in the United States.

Source: Instagram (young Nasim Pedrad)

She is not the only child of her parents and has a younger sibling, a sister named Nina Pedrad, who is now a comedy writer. Both were raised in Irvine, California and had attended University High School.

Education, Ethnicity

After graduation, Nasim Pedrad went on to study at UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. She graduated from there in 2003 with a BA in Theater.

Her ethnicity is Iranian.

Nasim Pedrad: Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Despite staying in the spotlight in over a decade, her relationship and boyfriends, both past and present are still not known. She has never been known to date anyone.

Nasim Pedrad has never married as well and is sans husband and children. As she has never married, divorce is out of the question.

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Nasim Pedrad: Career

Before fame

At the wake of her career, Nasim Pedrad was a performer at The Groundlings, a sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles. Her one-woman show Me, Myself & Iran, in which she frequently performed was selected for the 2007 HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

Worked in

Since 2007, Nasim Pedrad has had appearances in Gilmore Girls,  The Winner,  ER,  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2009). The same year in 2009, she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) as a featured player. 

Comedian Tina Fey had urged her to audition for SNL. In the 2011–12 season, she became a repertory player on the show. In 2014, Pedrad left SNL and joined the cast of the sitcom Mulaney, which was canceled the same year. 

Source: EW (Nasim Pedrad, Lamorne Morris in New Girl)

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She has also credited for her work in Allen Gregory,  No Strings Attached (2011), The Lorax (2012), The Dictator (2012),  Despicable Me 2 (2013).

Her more recent roles are in TV series New Girl, (2015-2018), Scream Queens (2015),  People of Earth (2017), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2017), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2017) and in the films Corporate Animals (2019) and in Aladdin (2019) as Dalia.

Worked with

While on SNL, Pedrad has been professionally associated with Tony Rosato, Pamela Stephenson, Morwenna Banks,  Horatio Sanz.

On the set of Aladdin, Pedrad has worked alongside  Naomi Scott, Numan AcarMarwan KenzariMena MassoudBilly Magnussen.

Source:  (Nasim Pedrad, Naomi Scott in Aladdin)

Nasim Pedrad: Net Worth, Salary

Pedrad’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million while her annual salary is still under review. 

Nasim Pedrad: Social Media

As for social media, she is active on Instagram but does not have official accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

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