Navid Negahban Biography, Age, Early life, Actor, Movies, Alladin, Tv Shows, Wife

Navid Negahban (actress) Biography

Navid Negahban is an Iranian-American actor. He has appeared on 24, Homeland, Mistresses and currently plays the supervillain Amahl Farouk / Shadow King on the second season of FX’s Legion.

Navid Negahban Age

Navid Negahban was born on June 2, 1968 in Mashhad, Iran. Navid Negahban is 50 years old as of 2018.

Navid Negahban Net worth

Navid Negahban is known for appearing on 24, Homeland, Mistresses, and currently plays the supervillain Amahl Farouk on the second season of FX’s Legion. Besides, he has maintained a lucrative amount of net worth and also earns an impressive salary from his profession.
He has earned millions of fans which includes former U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres. Navid is an Iranian-American actor known for his performances in ‘24’, ‘CSI: NY,’ “CSI: Miami’ and ‘Criminal Minds.’ His net worth is still under review but we will update you in due time season.

Navid Negahban Early life

Navid Negahban was born in Mashhad, Iran. He liked going to theater when he was 8 years old while he was provoking laughter from a large audience by portraying an old man on stage. He left Iran when he was 20 for Turkey and then Germany, where he spent eight-and-a-half years. In Germany, he worked for a theater company, and then in 1993 he moved to the United States. He is fluent in English, German and Persian. He also began learning French for his role on Legion.

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Navid Negahban Wife

Navid Negahban is married to Necar Zadegan with whom he appeared with on the screen with in hit TV series, ’24’ and ‘CSI: Miami.’ However, it seems the role of family man is limited only by the screen for Navid as he is still single and unmarried. Despite reaching 49 years of age, the actor doesn’t show a hint of getting married and enjoying the years to come with his loving wife.
However, with that perfect looks and personality, it gets confusing for the fans and media to believe that he never had someone special in his life. We never know, the actor may be secretly married and enjoying his marital life behind the curtain. Moreover, the silent relationship of the star has made the audience skeptical that he might be a gay. But neither Navid has disclosed his sexual orientation in public nor has come forth with a male partner.

Navid Negahban Actor

Navid Negahban appeared in The Shield, The West Wing, Lost, and CSI: Miami. He has collaborated twice with Iranian-American actress Necar Zadegan, once in 24, where her on-screen husband ordered his interrogation and the torturing of his family, and also in CSI: Miami, where, as his wife, she killed him.
He also had two collaborations with another Iranian-American actress Mozhan Marnò in the TV series and in The Unit series and movies The Stoning of Soraya M., where he plays the husband of Soraya (Marnò). In 2008, Negahban voiced and provided his likeness to the character Dr. Challus Mercer in the survival horror game Dead Space. He also appeared as the main antagonist in the critically acclaimed TV series Homeland.
In 2011 he won the Best Actor Award for the 2009 Iranian short film, Liberation at the Noor Iranian Film Festival, and in 2012, he returned to serve as an official festival judge. In February 2015, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety confirmed that Negahban had begun shooting the spy thriller, Damascus Cover, based on the novel by Howard Kaplan, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby and John Hurt. Negahban played the role of Syrian General Sarraj.

Navid Negahban Movies


Spec Ops: The Line



Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Additional Voices


The Power of Few



The Moment

Malik Jamil


Words and Pictures

Headmaster Rashid




The Game

Zane Kalim





American Sniper

Sheikh Al-Obodi


The Mentalist

Hassan Zarif


Person of Interest

Ali Hasan





Baba Joon




Agent Khara





Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Sam Farhidi


The Messengers

Afghan Prime Minister


Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero

Mohammad Mohammad-Mohammadi


Brain on Fire

Dr. Souhel Najjar


Window Horses

Mehran (voice)


Sniper: Ghost Shooter

Robert Mothershed


The Catch

Qasim Halabi



Jonathan Amadi


1979 Revolution: Black Friday

Asadollah Lajevardi


Sand Castle



American Assassin



Damascus Cover



Curb Your Enthusiasm



12 Strong

General Abdul Rashid Dostum



Amahl Farouk / Shadow King


God Friended Me




The Sultan

Navid Negahban Tv Shows

  • The Messengers 2015
  • Legion 2017
  • Homeland 2011
  • The Team (2015 TV series)

Navid Negahban Alladin

The Iranian-American actor Navid Negahban is best known for his role as the Al-Qaeda leader Abu Nazir in the Emmy-winning series “Homeland.” He is sometimes described as “the man of a thousand faces” – for his skill at playing a wide range of characters. His next role is as the Sultan in Disney’s live-action production of “Aladdin,” directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith, Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud, which is slated for release in 2019.
Negahban drew acclaim for his performance in Clint Eastwood‘s Oscar-nominated blockbuster “American Sniper,” the highest-grossing film of 2014. He played Sheikh Al-Obodi, an Iraqi tasked with helping snipers track down their targets. He previously appeared in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007), starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Amy Adams, in which he was a refugee-camp translator; and in “Brothers” (2009), a thriller with Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman.
This is going to be such an exciting and fun film. The cast and crew are wonderful people. I very much enjoyed working with Guy Ritchie. He created an environment free of ego on the set, where the actors felt safe and open. Then he challenged you to take your character a step further. He allowed you to explore and move beyond the page and bring your own essence to the performance. His quest for collaboration is noble. That is what a great director does.
[To go from being] a young child growing up on the streets of Mashad, to then becoming a refugee in Germany having no home at times living a very modest life, to now playing the Sultan of Aghrabah and being a part of this incredible film amazes me. Such a fantastic dream comes true. What was the catalyst for your love of acting, the first moment in your life that you knew you wanted to become a professional actor?
The first time I stepped on stage, I was about eight or nine years old, in elementary school. I was cast in the school play. On stage, I quickly realized the power that an actor has: to entertain, to captivate the audience, to bring them joy, and ultimately to take them on an adventure. From that moment on, I was hooked. I knew this would be my destiny.
As a child growing up in Mashad [eastern Iran], I watched the old Wild West television series, and imagined myself acting in them. I was obsessed with James West, and later discovered Spencer Tracy and his genius in acting. I loved Spencer Tracy’s layered sense of comedy: brilliantly funny, yet subtly serious at the same time. As an actor, how do you choose the roles that you are offered?
My objective is to take the audience on a journey. I like to play characters that have many layers to their psyche. I have played characters that are from many different nationalities: Russian, Mexican, Italian, Arab, Afghan, Pakistani, Indian, Syrian, Iranian and more. I want the audience to be riveted, not only to be entertained. Once in a while, I hope to make a difference in people’s perception of the characters that I play. I want to become someone else entirely through my performance. I love to show the inner struggle of humanity.
I want the audience to leave the film and keep talking about the experiences they had while watching. That is my goal in choosing the characters that I portray. What advice do you have for actors that are starting out in this craft? As an actor, you have to be the architect of your own reality. Never let go of your dreams. Become deaf to the negative critics that may surround you. Believe in yourself and be as authentic as you can be. When you are truly authentic, you will attract your tribe, invest energy into that tribe, and create amazing endeavors together.
Everyone and everything can become a teaching moment. Keep moving forward and forge your own path. Don’t try to copy anyone else’s career. We all have a different journey. Each of us has a story to tell: seek to tell your own. What role was your most memorable so far? My toughest role was in “The Stoning of Soraya M.” [the story of a woman who tells a journalist of the brutal punishment inflicted upon her niece.] This character was so far from my own true nature. I had to dig down deep to create it. I had to conceive an entirely different character – so far from my own that I didn’t even recognize myself while playing him.
After my mother watched my performance in “The Stoning of Soraya M.,” she was overwhelmed with tears and emotions. I asked why she was crying. Her response was very poignant: she told me that she knew what I had to go through in order to create this character, how she could see the struggle I must have faced bringing to life this evil character.

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