• Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian-American actress, producer and writer best known for her work in "Saturday Night Live", "New Girl" and the TBS sitcom "Chad".
• She has an estimated net worth of over $3 million.
• She grew up in Tehran before moving to the US at age 3 and attended University High School and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
• She started her career performing in her one-woman show "Me, Myself & Iran" and was part of the Sunday Company at The Groundlings.
• Nasim is rumored to be romantically involved with her "Desperados" co-star Lamorne Morris, but they claim to be just friends.
Who is Nasim Pedrad?
Nasim Pedrad was born on 18 November 1981 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Tehran, Iran. She is now a 39-year-old American actress, producer and writer, probably best recognized for portraying various characters in the NBC late-night live comedy sketch and variety show “Saturday Night Live” (2009-2014), playing LAPD officer Aly Nelson in the Fox sitcom “New Girl” (2015-2018), and most recently starring in the title role in the TBS sitcom “Chad” (2021).
How rich is she, as of now? Nasim Pedrad Net Worth
As of early 2021, Nasim Pedrad’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment. She has garnered over 30 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the late 1990s.
Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Educational Background
Nasim Pedrad spent her early years in her hometown of Tehran, until she immigrated with her family to the United States and settled in Irvin, California at the age of three in 1984. The names of her parents are Parviz Pedrad and Arasteh Amani, and she also has a younger sister named Nina Pedrad, who is known for being a comedy writer. Both Nasim and Nina are fluent in Persian/Farsi, and hold Iranian and American nationalities. Regarding her education, Nasim attended University High School, and upon matriculation, enrolled into UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television, from which she graduated in 2003. While in there, she was a member of the UCLA Spring Sing Company.
Nasim Pedrad started her career when she joined the Sunday Company at The Groundlings; she also performed in her one-woman show entitled “Me, Myself & Iran” at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and ImprovOlympic, which was chosen for the 2007 HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. She then starred in the lead role in the comedic spoof “After School Special”, for which she won the LA Weekly Best Comedic Performance of the Year Award.
In 2005, Nasim played Zahra in the short drama film “The 73 Virgins”, written and directed by Jubin Joseph, while she made her TV debut as a waitress in the episode “Bridesmaids Revisited” of The WB / The CW comedy-drama series “Gilmore Girls” in 2006.
She then made a guest appearance as a waitress in the episode “What Happens in Albany, Stays in Albany” of the Fox sitcom “The Winner” (2007).
Rise to Fame – “Saturday Night Live”
Between 2007 and 2009, Nasim Pedrad was cast as Nurse Suri in the NBC medical drama series “ER”. Concurrently, she landed small roles of the photographer in the short drama film “A Thousand Words” (2008), and as Lucy in the episode “The Waitress Is Getting Married” of the FX sitcom “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” (2009). Nasim rose to prominence later that year when she joined the cast of the 35th season of the famous NBC late-night live comedy sketch and variety show “Saturday Night Live”.
After being a featured player for two seasons, Nasim became a repertory player in 2011, and performed there until 2014.
Side by side, Nasim continued to work on other projects – in 2011, she landed the small role of a writer in the romantic comedy film “No Strings Attached”, next to Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, and the same year lent her voice to Val and Brinique in the Fox adult animated sitcom “Allen Gregory”. In 2012, she portrayed a female GMW host in Larry Charles’ satire comedy film “The Dictator”, and did the voice-over of Once-ler’s mom in the 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film “The Lorax”.
In 2013, Nasim provided her voice to Jillian in the computer-animated comedy film “Despicable Me 2”, a sequel to the 2010 film “Despicable Me”, and voiced various characters in the Hulu adult animated comedy series “The Awesomes”.
Thereafter, Nasim Pedrad took the role of Rebekkah Harvelson in the horror comedy film “Cooties” (2014), provided her voice to various characters in the Comedy Central adult animated comedy sketch series “TripTank” (2014-2015), and featured as Jane Parvana in the Fox sitcom “Mulaney” (2014-2015). In 2015, she was cast as Gigi Caldwell in the first season of the Fox satirical comedy slasher series “Scream Queens”.
Her next major role came when she joined the cast of the Fox sitcom “New Girl”, guest- starring in the recurring role of LAPD officer Aly Nelson from 2015 to 2018. Meantime, in 2016 Nasim guest-starred as Dr. Yasmin Maloof in the episode “Nurses’ Strike” of the Hulu romantic comedy series “The Mindy Project”, and wrote, produced and landed the title role in the made-for-TV comedy film “Chad: An American Boy”. In 2017, she played Special Agent Alex Foster / Jasmine in the second season of the TBS sci-fi comedy series “People Of Earth”. During the same year, Nasim lent her voice to Fatima in the episode “Girls Are Horny Too” of the Netflix adult animated coming-of-age series “Big Mouth”, and made a guest appearance as Numa in the episode “Foisted!” of the HBO comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
In 2018, Nasim Pedrad was Kate Peralta in the episode “DFW” of the Fox / NBC police procedural comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, and later that year made a guest appearance in the episode “Honesty & Action” of the CBS All Access comedy series “No Activity”. Afterwards, she starred as Suzy in the comedy horror film “Corporate Animals”, played Dalia in Guy Ritchie’s musical fantasy film “Aladdin”, and did the voice-over of leader Elk in the episode “And Then They Defined The Relationship” of the Facebook Watch comedy series “Human Discoveries”, all in 2019.
She then landed the role of Wesley Darya in the comedy film “Desperados”, released on Netflix, and most recently, Nasim created, wrote, produced and starred in the title role of the TBS sitcom “Chad” (2021).
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Nasim Pedrad has long light brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.63m), her weight is around 121lbs (55kgs), while her vital statistics are 33-25-34. Her bra size is 32B, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 7 (US).
Personal Life – Is She Single or Not?
Nasim Pedrad is very secretive when it comes to speak about her personal life. It’s rumored that she’s been romantically involved with her “Desperados” co-star Lamorne Morris for a while; however, they claim that they are just friends. The beautiful actress is probably single at the moment; her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.