Payman Maadi was born in New York to Iranian parents and moved to Iran when he was two years old. He graduated in metallurgical engineering from the Karaj Azad University. For his role in A Separation (2011) he won the prestigious Silver Berlin Bear for Best Actor at the 61st Berlin Film Festival, awarded to the acting ensemble. This film marks Maadi’s second collaboration with Asghar Farhadi, following his role in the internationally acclaimed drama About Elly (2009), which won the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Screenplay and Jury Grand Prize in 2009. Peyman Moadi is also a successful screenwriter whose credits include the films Café Setarch (2006), Shaam-e aroosi (2006), Coma (2004) and Atash (2002).

Accolades

Payman Maadi
Best Screenplay, 2018

Payman Maadi

Bomb, A Love Story (Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh)
Best Screenplay, 2018

Payman Maadi

Bomb, A Love Story (Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh)

Payman Maadi was born in 1970, and is primarily known as an actor, especially for Asghar Farhadi’s About Elly (2009) and the Oscar®-winning A Separation…

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Payman Maadi
Best Performance by an Actor, 2011

Payman Maadi

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)
Best Performance by an Actor, 2011

Payman Maadi

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)

Payman Maadi was born in New York to Iranian parents and moved to Iran when he was two years old. He graduated in metallurgical engineering…

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Films

Bomb, A Love Story
2017

Bomb, A Love Story (Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2017

Bomb, A Love Story (Bomb, Yek Asheghaneh)

It’s 1988 and, at the height of the Iran-Iraq War, Tehran is bombed relentlessly. The days that pass are full of foreboding, and yet, love,…

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Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming
2017

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Canada
2017

Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming

Winner, Best Animated Feature Film, 2017 Rosie Ming, a young Canadian poet, is invited to perform at a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, but she’d…

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A Separation
2011

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2011

A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin)

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2011 Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. She has already made all the necessary arrangements.…

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Melbourne
2014

Melbourne

Islamic Republic of Iran
2014

Melbourne

Winner, Best Screenplay, 2014

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