Who is Nasim Pedrad? What is net worth of Nasim Pedrad? Nasim Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran on 18 November 1981 and is a well known Iranian-American actress and comedian. She completed five seasons and more than 100 episodes of “Saturday Night Live” between 2009 and 2014 and was a regular cast member. Pedrad also starred as Gigi Caldwell in first season of the horror comedy series by Fox, titled “Scream Queens”.
Apart from being seen in a recurring guest role as an LAPD officer named Aly Nelson in “New Girl”, she was also seen on a sitcom by Fox, titled “Mulaney”. She also performed at the Sunday Company at Groundlings and often performed her one woman act titled “Me, Myself & Iran” at the ‘Citizens Upright Brigade Theatre’ and the Los Angeles divisions of ‘Improv Olympic’. The show was also a selection for the HBO comedy festival held in Las Vegas in 2007.
Pedrad’s lead role in the comedic spoof “After School Special”, won her the award for LA Weekly ‘best comedic performance’ for that year. She was seen making her TV debut with an episode of the globally popular show “Gilmore Girls” and was seen in a cameo role on “The Winner” in 2007, after which she was seen playing the continuity role of a nurse in “ER”.
Pedrad was again seen in a guest role and this time it was “Always Sunny in Philadelphia” in 2009. In 2011, she dubbed for the Fox animated series titled “Allen Gregory” and also appeared in the film “No Strings Attached” in the same year. 2012 was followed by another voice over in the animated feature film “The Lorax” and a small role in the film “The Dictator”. Yet another animated film in which Pedrad gave her voice was “Despicable Me 2” in 2013.
Her journey as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” was a long one and has been huge contribution to the popularity she enjoys today. She joined the cast of the show in the (2009-2010) season. With other cast members being from different nationalities; New Zealand (Pamela Stephenson), Italy (Tony Rosato), England (Morwenna Nanks) and Chile (Horatio Sanz), Pedrad was the first female cast member belonging to a middle-eastern country.
After a couple of years as a featured player, Pedrad changed to being a repertory player in the (2011-2012) season. Due to her commitment with “Mulaney” in 2014, Pedrad had to leave “Saturday Night Live” but to her misfortune, “Mulaney” got cancelled in March 2015 after just three episodes. The plan was to make at least 16 episodes. Pedrad appeared in a Commercial for Old Navy with Kumail Nanjiani and two of her SNL co-stars named Cecily Strong and Jay Paroah in 2016.
Pedrad lived in Tehran with her parents Arasteh Amani and Parviz Pedrad. The family immigrated to the United States in 1984. Pedrad has a sister named Nina Pedrad who is a comedy writer. They were brought up in Irvine, California and are very fluent in Persian. Pedrad has never been open about her relationship status and her personal life to the media.
Education: Considering her interest in the field, Pedrad went to the UCLA School of Theatre in California in 2003 and was also a part of the UCLA Spring Sing Company.
Nasim Pedrad Net Worth
The total net-worth of the Iranian-American actress is $3.5 million US dollars as of 2017, most of which has come through her years of appearances in “Saturday Night Live”. Although, Pedrad has done well for herself, she will surely be happy to increase the numbers.
Nasim Pedrad Business Model
Pedrad must have had a slight set-back because of her decision to leave SNL for Mulaney in 2014. With the closure of Mulaney after just a few episodes, Pedrad must have dreaded her decision to leave SNL. Considering her overall growth and popularity, it may be fair to say that Pedrad has made her decisions well.
Pedrad was recently offered the weirdest roles of her life when she was asked by Fox to play a 14 year old middle-eastern boy in a pilot titled “Chad: An American Boy”. For a 35 year old woman to play a 14 year old boy must be a very challenging task but Pedrad seems ready for it.
From an international origin to featuring in one of the top most series in America for over a 100 episodes, Nasim Pedrad has done well for herself. Her sense of humor along with her beautiful looks and her acting abilities make her quite a package. Even at the age of 35, Pedrad has maintained her looks and her charm and is happy to entertain people around her. The poise with which she delivers her performances adds to her individuality.