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Nazanin Boniadi's Faith In Scientology As Her Prospective On Religion Is Unlike Others

Nazanin Boniadi is an actress and activist. ( Source : instagram )

Nazanin Boniadi is a 42 years old British actress and activist born in Tehran, Iran, on the 22nd of May 1980, in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution.

Boniadi is known for portraying the role of Nora in How I Met Your Mother, Fara Sherazi in Homeland, Esther in Ben-Hur, Clare Quayle in Counterpart, and Zahra Kashani in Hotel Mumbai, among others.

Likewise, the actress served as an Amnesty International spokesperson from 2009 to 2015 and a board member from October 2015 to February 2021 for the Center for Human Rights in Iran.

Lord Of The Rings: Nazanin Boniadi Believes In Scientology Religion

Nazanin Boniadi was a dedicated Scientologist in the mid-2000s, and her mom had also been a Scientologist. 

It's a set of beliefs and practices and an associated movement invented by American author L. Ron Hubbard. Defined as a cult, a business, or a new religious movement, about 25,000 followers in the US (in 2008), 2,300 followers in England (2011), and 1,700 in Canada (2011) and Australia (2016) followed the practice.

The beautiful Nazanin Boniadi plays Bronwyn in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
The beautiful Nazanin Boniadi plays Bronwyn in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. ( Source : instagram )

However, the Church of Scientology would place her in special projects, vetting her as a potential wife for Tom Cruise with dozens of other women; she briefly dated the actor. Later she left the Church and called herself a non-practicing Muslim in October 2014.

Nazanin Boniadi Husband: Is She Married?

Boniadi is not married but dated the American actor and producer Tom Cruise. As a loyal Scientologist, she got groomed to be a potential wife for Cruise, so they dated in 2006 under the Church's supervision.

At that time, she gave up on her long-time boyfriend, colored her hair black, and removed her dental braces. The relationship between the actors didn't last long, and they didn't tie the knot as the Church wished.

The Church of Scientology prepared and planted her to be the potential bride for Tom Cruise.
The Church of Scientology prepared and planted her to be the potential bride for Tom Cruise. ( Source : yahoo )

Nazanin shared her heartbreaking story with one of her friends, which created the worst situation, and the Church punished her by letting her dig ditches at midnight, scrub floor tiles, and got placed on a curfew. 

Ever since, the performer has kept her love life confidential and not disclosed who she is dating or if she is engaged to the love of her life. She might also have walked down the life but kept it a secret.

Nazanin Boniadi Parents 

Nazanin was born to her beloved parents after the Iranian Revolution in Tehran, Iran, and they moved to London as political refugees.

Her mom and dad married before the Iranian Revolution in 1977 and have been together for 45 years. But they sacrificed everything as refugees so she could reach her potential.

The actress studied at an independent school in Hampstead and attended the University of California, where she earned a bachelor's degree with honors in biological sciences. 

A picture of Nazanin Boniadi with her beloved mom and dad from her childhood days.
A picture of Nazanin Boniadi with her beloved mom and dad from her childhood days. ( Source : instagram )

Boniadi has shared a few pictures on her social networking sites while sharing her gratitude towards them for raising her into the beautiful woman she has become today; she goes by the username @nazaninboniadi.

Nazanin Boniadi Etnicity And Background

The British actress Boniadi came out of her mom's belly in Iran, and the family relocated to London shortly after her birth. Thus, she grew up in England and was involved in theatre early in life.

The adorable little Nazanin Boniadi has now become the voice of the girls and women of Iran whose rights are being violated.
The adorable little Nazanin Boniadi has now become the voice of the girls and women of Iran whose rights are being violated. ( Source : instagram )

However, she wanted to become a physician, so she moved to the United States to attend the University of California, Irvine, at 19. Furthermore, the actress won the "Chang Pin Chun" Undergraduate Research Award for her heart-transplant rejection and cancer treatment research.

Later, Nazanin decided to study acting and trained in Contemporary Drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London under the guidance of dramaturge Lloyd Trott. She made her big screen debut with the role of Simmi in Kal: Yesterday & Tomorrow in 2006 and has 33 credits on her IMDB profile as of the 1st of September 2022.