Susan Pourfar - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Susan Pourfar
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: House of Cards (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 17, 1973 (age 49)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Susan Roya Pourfar
Birth Place: Goshen, New York, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Mohamad Pourfar
Mother's Name: Jane Benson Pourfar
Siblings: 1

Michael Pourfar (brother)

University: Brown University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Iranian, Caucasian)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 29, 2016
Husband's Name: Brian Jones

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 35
Cup Size: B

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Who is Susan Pourfar?

Susan Pourfar is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for her appearances in the TV series House of Cards, The Sinner, Scandal, and Elementary.

Susan Pourfar in The Scandal (Image: TheaterMania)

Susan Pourfar – Age, Parents, Siblings

Susan Pourfar’s birth took place on July 17, 1973, in Goshen, New York, USA as Susan Roya Pourfar. Her father Mohamad Pourfar is from Tehran, Iran and her mother Jane Benson Pourfar is from Brooklyn, NY. Not much is known about her parents’ profession. Her sibling, brother Michael Pourfar, is a neurologist in New York.

Education, Ethnicity

Following high school graduation, Susan Pourfar was educated at Brown University. She graduated from the same magna cum laude.

Her ethnicity includes Iranian and Caucasian.

Susan Pourfar – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Susan Pourfar married her longtime boyfriend Brian Jones on 29 October 2016. Her husband is a social activist, educator, and writer. There are no details on whether they have any children together. Also, there are no rumors of divorce.

Russell Harvard, Susan Pourfar in Tribes (Image: Group - ocregister)

Susan Pourfar – Career

Early Career

After college, Pourfar began her professional career as an actress in theaters in New York. Among all the stage plays she has worked in, she is best known for portraying Sylvia in the Off-Broadway production of Tribes, which was written by British playwright Nina Raine, and directed by David Cromer.

Films, Series

Susan Pourfar made her screen debut in 2001 episodes of the TV series Third Watch as Dawn. This was followed by appearances in the TV series The Sopranos (2004), Nurse Jackie (2010), The Good Wife (2012), Power (2014), Elementary (2012-2015), Scandal (2012-2017) as Cora's Public Defender, House of Cards (2017-2018) as Nora Cafferty, to name a few.

Moreover, she has landed roles in the films King of the Corner (2004), Griffin & Phoenix (2006), Irrational Man (2015), Manchester by the Sea (2016), Here Today (2021), In the Heights (2021), A Journal for Jordan (2021), among others.


On the set of Here Today, Susan Pourfar has worked with Alex Brightman. Nyambi Nyambi. Shiloh Verrico, Louisa Krause, Joanna P. Adler.

Susan Pourfar – Awards, Nominations

For her work in the Off-Broadway production of Tribes, Susan Pourfar was awarded an Obie Award (2012), a Clarence Derwent Award from Actors Equity, and a Theater World Award.

Susan Pourfar in Black Mirror (Image: Radio Times)

Susan Pourfar – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of $1.5 Million is estimated to be around while the figure on her annual salary is under review.

Susan Pourfar – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Susan Pourfar is absent.

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