Nazanin Boniadi Returns to Homeland as Series Regular


Showtime and Fox 21 announced today that Nazanin Boniadi, who guest-starred in season three of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning drama “Homeland,” will return as a series regular for season four.

Boniadi plays Fara Sherazi, the strong-willed Muslim CIA analyst who Saul (Emmy and Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin) recruited for her expertise in international banking. Like Carrie (Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes), Fara shares a passion for justice and ends up enlisting her relatives in Tehran to help Carrie’s secret mission in the final episodes of season three. Season four finds Fara in a key role working for Carrie at the CIA.

The network’s No. 1 rated series with seven million weekly viewers, “Homeland” begins production on its fourth season this summer with the premiere set for this fall.

Boniadi is currently guest starring in an eight-episode arc on “Scandal.” Her TV credits also include “How I Met Your Mother,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “24.” On film, Boniadi appeared in The Next Three Days and Iron Man. She is also a human rights activist and an official spokesperson for Amnesty International USA.

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