Nasim Pedrad - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 10, 2022

Nasim Pedrad
Profession: Actress, Comedian
Best Known For: New Girl (TV series), Aladdin (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : November 18, 1981 (age 42)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Nasim Pedrad
Birth Place: Tehran, Iran
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Parviz Pedrad
Mother's Name: Arasteh Amani
Siblings: 1

Nina Pedrad (younger sister)

High School: University High School
University: University of California, Los Angeles
Ethnicity: Iranian
Nationality: American, Iranian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 56 kg (123.46 lb)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 33 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: B

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Who is Nasim Pedrad?

Nasim Pedrad is an actress, comedian by profession, and American, Iranian by nationality. She is best known for her work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and for starring in the sitcoms Mulaney, Scream Queens, People of Earth, and New Girl.

Nasim Pedrad – Age, Parents, Siblings

Nasim Pedrad’s birth took place on November 18, 1981, in Tehran, Iran. She was born to her mother Arasteh Amani and her father Parviz Pedrad. When she was two years old, her mother took her to Germany where they lived for a year, waiting for US visas. Finally, when she was three years old, she reunited with her father in the United States.

She is not the only child of her parents and has a younger sibling, a sister named Nina Pedrad, who is now a comedy writer. Both were raised in Irvine, California, and had attended University High School.

Source: Instagram (young Nasim Pedrad)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduation, Nasim Pedrad went on to study at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. She graduated from there in 2003 with a BA in Theater.

Her ethnicity is Iranian.

Nasim Pedrad – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Despite staying in the spotlight for over a decade, her relationship and boyfriends, both past and present are still not known. She has never been known to date anyone. However, in 2021, there have been rumors that she is dating American actor Lamorne Morris.

Nasim Pedrad has never married as well and is sans husband and children. As she has never married, divorce is out of the question.

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Nasim Pedrad – Career

Before fame

In the wake of her career, Nasim Pedrad was a performer at The Groundlings, a sketch comedy troupe based in Los Angeles. Her one-woman show Me, Myself & Iran, in which she frequently performed was selected for the 2007 HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas.

Source: EW (Nasim Pedrad, Lamorne Morris in New Girl)

Worked in

Since 2007, Nasim Pedrad has had appearances in Gilmore Girls,  The Winner,  ER, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2009). The same year in 2009, she joined the cast of Saturday Night Live (SNL) as a featured player. 

Comedian Tina Fey had urged her to audition for SNL. In the 2011–12 season, she became a repertory player on the show. In 2014, Pedrad left SNL and joined the cast of the sitcom Mulaney, which was canceled the same year. 

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She has also been credited for her work in Allen Gregory,  No Strings Attached (2011), The Lorax (2012), The Dictator (2012), and Despicable Me 2 (2013).

Her more recent roles are in the TV series New Girl, (2015-2018), Scream Queens (2015),  People of Earth (2017), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2017), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2017), and in the films Corporate Animals (2019) and in Aladdin (2019) as Dalia.

Worked with

While on SNL, Pedrad has been professionally associated with Tony Rosato, Pamela Stephenson, Morwenna Banks, and Horatio Sanz.

On the set of Aladdin, Pedrad has worked alongside  Naomi Scott, Numan AcarMarwan KenzariMena Massoud, and Billy Magnussen.

Source: IMDb (Nasim Pedrad, Naomi Scott in Aladdin)

Nasim Pedrad – Net Worth, Salary

Pedrad’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million while her annual salary is still under review. 

Nasim Pedrad – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

As for social media, she is active on Instagram but does not have official accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

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