Leila Hatami

Leila Hatami (Persian: 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. 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. 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). 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.


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