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Nasim Pedrad is an American actress and comedian best known for her five seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2009 to 2014. She has since gone on to co-star in sitcoms, such as Mulaney, Scream Queens, People of Earth, and New Girl, and the 2019 live-action remake of Aladdin as Dalia.

Early life

Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran. Her parents are Arasteh Amani and Parviz Pedrad. Pedrad's family emigrated to the United States in 1984 when she was two years old. Her younger sister is comedy writer Nina Pedrad. Both sisters are fluent in Persian. The sisters were raised in Irvine, California, and graduated from University High School. Nasim graduated from UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television in 2003. She was a member of the UCLA Spring Sing Company.

Disney Role


Trivia

  • Nasim Pedrad, who plays Dalia in Aladdin, also portrayed Jasmine, in the SNL sketch, Real Housewives of Disney.[1]

References

  1. "Disney Housewives - Saturday Night Live". YouTube. (October 11, 2013)
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