“Nazanin Boniadi (English /ˈnɑːzəniːn ˈboʊnjɑːˌdiː/, Persian: نازنین بنیادی, IPA: [nɒːzæˈniːn bonjɒːˈdiː]; born 22 May 1982) is an Iranian–British actress currently living and working in the United States.
Boniadi’s first major acting role was as Leyla Mir on the Emmy Award-winning daytime drama General Hospital…Boniadi has also landed supporting roles in several major Hollywood film productions, such as Charlie Wilson’s War directed by Mike Nichols, Iron Man directed by Jon Favreau, and The Next Three Days directed by Paul Haggis.
In February 2011, she debuted as Nora, a love interest for Neil Patrick Harris’s character Barney Stinson, on the sixth season of the hit CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. She reprised this role during the show’s seventh season.
In November 2011, Boniadi appeared opposite George Clooney in a European spot for Nespresso, called The Swap, directed by Grant Heslov.
In May 2013, Boniadi joined the cast of Homeland season 3, as Fara Sherazi, a capable young analyst.”