Who is Nasim Pedrad?

Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian-born American actress and comedian best known for her five seasons as a cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’ which ran from 2009 to 2014. She is the first female Middle-Eastern cast member on SNL. She is also a showrunner responsible for the creation of Chad, a TBS comedy show that she also stars in as the titular character. Nasim also featured in other sitcoms like ‘New Girl’ in 2011, ‘Mulaney’ in 2014, ‘Scream Queens’ in 2015, and ‘People of Earth’ in 2016. She has also been in the remake of live-action of ‘Aladdin’. Moreover, she also starred in the slasher series named ‘Scream Queens’. Nasim ranks fourth among the famous people born in Tehran, Iran.

Quick Info
Full NameNasim Pedrad
Birth Date18 November 1981
Birth PlaceTehran, Iran
FatherArasteh Amani
MotherParviz Pedrad
Height5 feet 4 inches (1.63m/163 cm)
Weight55 kg (121lbs)
Body Measurement33-25-34 inches
Net Worth$3 million


Nasim Pedrad was born on 18 November 1981 in Tehran, Iran to a Muslim family. She was born to father Arasteh Amani and to mother Parviz Pedrad. She is the eldest sister and has one younger sister Nina Pedrad, who is a comedy writer. They both are fluent in Persian, a Western Iranian language. She is currently 38 years old and has the zodiac sign of Scorpio.

Nasim Pedrad

 Nationality and Physical Stats

Nasim Pedrad holds an American and Iranian nationality. Since she was born in a Muslim family, she practices Islam religion. Her eye color is brown and so is her hair color. Besides this, she has a slim and hot body. She stands 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m/163 cm) and weighs around 55 kg (121lbs). Her body measures 33-25-34 inches.

Education/Early Life

Nasim Pedrad lived in Iran until she was the age of two. Although her father was able to migrate to the United States, Pedrad and her mother had to stay in Germany, reuniting with her father when she was 3 years old. She was raised alongside her sister in Irvine, California, United States. She graduated from University High School and then enrolled at The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Pedrad later graduated with a degree in Theater from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television in 2003. While she was at the university, she was also a member of the UCLA Spring Sing Company.

Personal Life

The actress is quite private. She has been entirely confidential about her love life. As such, it is not known whether Nasim Pedrad’s boyfriend exists or if she is married. As per her privacy to her love life, questions and rumors are spread if she is a lesbian which may or may not be true.


Apart from her love life, Nasim is an active user on Instagram. Her Instagram user name is (@nasimpedrad) with 348 thousand followers. Nasim has not opened any official twitter account but her Facebook page (Nasim Pedrad) has 4.2 thousand followers and 4.1 thousand likes which has not been verified by Facebook yet.

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Early Work

Nasim Pedrad began her career as a performer with the Sunday Company at The Groundlings. She frequently performed her one-woman show ‘Me, Myself & Iran’, at the Los Angeles divisions of ImprovOlympic and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She even performed ‘Me, Myself & Iran’ at the 2007 HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.


Similarly, Pedrad made her first television appearance in 2006 on an episode of ‘Gilmore Girls’ as a waitress. In 2007, she made a guest appearance on ‘The Winner’. She had a recurring role in 9 episodes of ‘ER’ as Nurse Suri. Likewise, in 2009, she had a guest appearance on ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ as Lucy. From 2009 to 2014 and till 2018, she played in ‘Saturday Night Life’. She was a cast member and a cameo who appeared in 2019 episodes. In 2011 and 2013, she lent her voice in ‘Allen Gregory’ which is the Fox animated series and ‘The Awesomeness’ respectively.

She also featured in ‘Trip Tank’ and ‘Mulaney’ from 2014 to 2015. Moreover, in 2015, she played in the TV series ‘New Girl’ that aired till 2018. Furthermore, in 2015, she portrayed as Gigi Caldwell in Fox comedy-horror ‘Scream Queens’. She also did some series in 2017 like ‘People of Earth’ which is the TBS comedy series, ‘Big Mouth’, and ‘Club Your Enthusiasm’. In 2018, she appeared in ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ as Kate Peralta alongside main casts Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Chelsea Peretti, and others. Lastly, in 2019, she featured in ‘Chad’ as the main role.

 Saturday Night Live

Nasim joined the cast of ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2009. SNL is an American Emmy Award-winning late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. Nasim became a repertory player in the 2011–12 seasons after two years of being a featured player. Pedrad left SNL in 2014 to work on ‘Mulaney’.

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Nasim Pedrad made her debut film in ‘The 73 Virgins’ as Zahra, which was a short film in 2005. She officially featured in a film of 2011 named ‘No Strings Attached’, an American romantic comedy film. Similarly, she had a small appearance in ‘The Dictator’ in 2012. Also, in 2012 and 2013 Nasim had a supporting voice role in the animated film ‘The Lorax’ and ‘Despicable Me 2’ respectively. Likewise in 2019, her notable film was ‘Aladdin’ which was a musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Picture. She portrayed as Dalia.


Nasim Pedrad received an LA Weekly Best Comedic Performance of the Year Award as the lead in the comedic spoof After School Special. Likewise, in 2014, she received a Behind the Voice Actors Feature Film Voice Acting Award nomination under the Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film category. This nomination was for her role in Despicable Me 2.

Net Worth

Nasim Pedrad is a famous Iranian American comedic actress who has earned a lot of money as well as name and fame. Nasim currently has a net worth of $3 million approximately.