|Hatami in 2011 at the Deauville American Film Festival|
|(1972-10-01) October 1, 1972 (age 41) Tehran, Iran|
|Ali Mosaffa (m. 1998)|
|Mani (b. 2007) Asalle (b. 2008)|
|Ali Hatami (Father) Zari Khoshkam (Mother)|
Leila Hatami (Persian: لیلا حاتمی, Leylâ Hâtami born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam, and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa.Contents
After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electrical Engineering at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). After two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. Beside her native Persian language she is fluent in French, English and German.
After a pause of a few years which included the continuation of her studies in Switzerland she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjui's film Leila. Her acting in this film received rave reviews from critics and audiences.
She married her co-star in Leila (Ali Mosaffa) in 1999. They have two children: a boy named Mani (born February 2007) and a girl named Asal (born October 2008).Career
She had a few short appearances during her childhood which included roles in Hezar Dastan TV series and Kamalolmolk movie, as well as a role in 1991 as a blind Turkish princess in Delshodegan.
Having appeared in bit parts in some of her father's movies, Leila Hatami's first lead film appearance was the title role in the 1996 film Leila, directed by Dariush Mehrjui. She received the Diploma of Honor for Best Actress from the 15th Fajr Film Festival.
Her role in The Deserted Station (2002) won the best actress award from the 26th Montreal World Film Festival. She has appeared in her husband's first film as a director, Portrait of a Lady Far Away (Ali Mosaffa, 2005). In 2012 A Separation won the Academy Award Oscar for best foreign film in which Leila played the leading female role.Filmography
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