May. 3rd, 1980
Los Angeles, USA
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Mozhan Marnò (born May 3, 1980) is an American film and television actress of Iranian descent. She is known for her roles in The Blacklist and House of Cards.
Born in Los Angeles and was educated on the East Coast. She attended boarding school at Phillips Academy, Andover in Massachusetts. She earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Acting at the prestigious Yale School of Drama. Additionally, Marnò received training at the Guthrie Theater in Minnesota and at the Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab in New York.
Marnò played the title role in the 2008 film The Stoning of Soraya M., about a woman whose husband falsely accuses her of adultery, resulting in her death by stoning. In addition she has had roles in a number of television series including The Paul Reiser Show, The Glades, Hung, The Mentalist, Bones, The Unit, Medium, K-ville, and Standoff. Marnò also appeared in the Untitled John Wells Medical Drama Pilot, which was not aired. She also stars in Ana Lily Amirpour's directorial debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, produced by 'Elijah Wood', under his company, The Woodshed. In 2011, Marnò voiced Mirabelle Ervine, a Breton mage and Master Wizard of the College of Winterhold, in the critically acclaimed video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Marnò also directs and writes screenplays. Her first feature-length screenplay, When the Lights Went Out, was a quarter finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship, a finalist at the Nantucket Screenwriter's Colony, Sundance Screenwriter's Lab, and won third prize at the Cinequest Film Festival Screenwriting Competition. She has adapted When the Lights Went Out as a play and it received its first production at New York Stage & Film in July 2013 starring Laura Innes from ER. Marnò's short film, Incoming, which she wrote and directed, was accepted to the Noor Iranian Film Festival, LA SHORTS FEST, the Asians on Film Festival, and the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival. She can be seen as reporter Ayla Sayyad on Seasons 2 and 3 of the acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards and as Mossad agent and assassin Samar Navabi in Seasons 2, 3, and 4 of The Blacklist.
Marnò received rave reviews for the one-woman show "Nine Parts of Desire" in which she portrayed nine different Middle Eastern women which ran at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Marnò has lived in France, Germany, Sweden and Argentina, and speaks French, German, Farsi, and Spanish. She resides in Los Angeles.
She is also a playwright. Her first play, When the Lights Went Out, premiered at New York Stage & Film, starring Laura Innes, directed by Kate Whoriskey.
Up next, she is playing the wife of British comedian Omid Djalili on the upcoming television comedy, The Paul Reiser Show.
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