Peyman was born to a couple, who were from Persian descent, in New York. He was born as Peymaan Moaadi, but later used the name Peyman Moaadi to avoid confusion. His mother was a homemaker, and his father was a lawyer by profession. When he was about four or five years old, his family moved back to Iran due to the financial crisis. He graduated from the Islamic Azad University of Karaj, where he did his major in Metallurgical Engineering. He is a very famous screenwriter and actor of many Iranian and American films.

He began his Hollywood career as a writer in the movie called The Swan Song, which was released in the year 2000. In the year 2002, he became the costumes designer for the motion picture, 'Thirst', which became a sleeper hit. Wedding Dinner and Cafe Setareh were two movies where Peyman played the role of a director advisor, in 2006. In 2007, he wrote and directed the short film, The Lipstick. His first debut film as a lead actor was in 'About Elly', which was directed by the most renowned director, Asghar Farhadi, in 2008. Moaadi's performance was recognized by the audience and appreciated by the critics. His acting in that film got him a lot of attention.

However, his second movie, 'The Separation', became very popular as it had gained a nomination at the Oscars for the Best Foreign Film, and won many Academy Awards too. Peyman won the Best Actor Award in the Best Actor International Cinephile Society Awards, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, and in the Village Voice Film Poll too. At the Berlin International Film Festival, for Best Actor in a Leading Role category, he received the Silver Bear Award. In 2013, Peyman's directorial debut film was named as 'The Snow on the Pines', and it was awarded the Audience Award for Best Film at the Fajr International Film Festival.

His next film was Camp X-Ray, where his role was that of a Muslim, who has been detained for eight years in Guantanamo, and befriends a new US army soldier there, who is played by Kristen Stewart. It was directed and written by Peter Sattler. It was Peter's debut movie. The movie received mixed reviews, and it was chosen to be screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. At the Shanghai International Film Festival, he was also selected as a jury member. He is now being featured in a television series called Criminal Justice, on HBO.

His upcoming movies include The Last Knights, Window Horses, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

He got married to Rana Hamidi, in the year 2008, and they have two children together.

Aidan Quinn English Actor

Aidan Quinn

Aidan Quinn is an American actor. He was born on 8th March 1959 in the city of Chicago in Illinois, USA. He is the husband of the American actress, Elizabeth Bracco. The couple got married on 1st September 1987. The couple has two daughters, Ava Eileen and Mia. Both his daughters are actresses by profession. The family is currently residing at Palisades in the city of Rockland County, New York. Aidan debuted onscreen in the year 1984 with the movie, ‘Reckless’. This movie was a love story by James Foley. In this film, he played the role of Johnny Rourke, who falls in love with a rich cheerleader Tracey. This movie was a major success and bagged $8,289,916 on the box office. His second film was ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’. This was a comedy film which released in 1985. In this film, he played the role of Dez. In the year 1986, he was a part of the film ‘The Mission’, which was a drama film by Roland Joffe. This movie is about the journey of a Spanish Jesuit missionary from the 18th Century South America. It starred Jeremy Irons and Robert DeNiro, as its lead. Quinn played the role of Felipe Mendoza, who was the half-brother of Captain Rodrigo. The movie had a successful viewer response, and its music led the movie to bag the 1st position at the ABC Classic 100 Music in the Movies. Other than these movies, he was also involved in over 50 other film productions. Quinn has been nominated very frequently for his performances. He has won the 1988 Theater World Award for his performance in the movie, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’; an award from the Special Jury as an Ensemble Cast at the Sundance Film Festival of 2000 for the movie ‘Songcatcher’; and a Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the IFTA 2010 for the movie, ‘The Eclipse’. Other than being a film actor, Quinn is also a very successful TV actor, who has acted in almost forty shows in his forty-decade long career. He also performed in major theater productions from 1979 onwards. His first stage performance was in the play called ‘The Man in 605’, in the year 1979. This play was for community service at Chicago. The actor is also involved in numerous charity works. He is also a board member of the NAAR (National Alliance for Autism Research).


Shahab Hosseini

Shahab Hosseini is an actor from Iran. He was born on the 4th of February, 1974, in the capital of Iran, Tehran. He married Parichehr Ghanbari in 1996. He has been active in the industry since 1997. He studied at the University of Tehran. However, he dropped college midway, because he had plans to shift to Canada. Instead, he became a host on an Iranian radio channel. Later, he also played the role of a host for various programs meant for the youth and also bagged roles in a few TV shows. He entered the world of films with The Woman Does Not Speak, and also, A Candle in the Wind. He played the role of Ali Ahmadi in After the Rain, a TV series. It narrates a story set in the era of Reza Shah. He acted in the film, Vakonesh Panjom, or Fifth Reaction, with the character of Majid. This picture received a nomination at the Khane Film Awards. He was also a part of the movie, Shami Dar Bad, or A Candle in the Wind, which won the Best Film Award at the Khane Film Awards and was nominated for the same at the Fajr Film Festival. Some famous Iranian TV shows he featured in were Zero Degree Turn, Dance Fly and Ancient Land. He has also contributed to films which play on TV such as After the Rain, Zero Degree Turn, Shoghe Parvaz and Sarzamine Kohan. Rastegari Dar Hasht & Bist Daghighe was a movie in which he played Fo’ad. He was nominated at the Fajr Film Festival for Best Actor Award, because of this movie. It released to the public in 2004. He won in the same category at the same Film Festival for ‘Mahya’, in 2007. His character in the picture was a man named Javid. Another one of his achievements is earning the Best Actor Award for his role as Kourosh Zand in the motion picture, ‘Superstar’. About Elly and Parseh Dar Meh won him the Best Actor Award by Khane Film Awards. He featured in ‘Gozareshgar’, a film which was produced by the Republic of Azerbaijan, a neighbouring country. Later, in 2011, he was part of a picture titled Nader and Simin, A Separation. This movie of his won many awards. Some of them were Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film and the Golden Globe Award for the Best International Film. Shahab Hosseini was awarded several best actor awards for the film too. His latest movie is The Salesman.

Shahab Hosseini English Actor