Leila Hatami: Awarded Iranian actress

Leila Hatami (born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa. Besides Persian she is fluent in French, English and German.

After high school she went to Lausanne, Switzerland to study electrical engineering at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) changing her major to French literature two years later.

Although she had a few short appearances in some of her father’s films during childhood and a role in 1992 in her father’s Delshodegan (The Love Stricken), she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjui’s Leila in 1996 for which she received rave reviews from critics.

Hatami has appeared in films directed by her husband, Ali Mosaffa, Portrait of a Lady Far Away (2005) and The Last Step (2012). She also designed the sets and the costumes of The Last Step, receiving a nomination at the Fajr Film Festival for best production design and costume design. In 2012 A Separation won the Academy Award for best foreign film in which Hatami played the leading female role.

She was a member of the main competition jury at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in April 2014.

– for The Last Step by Ali Mosaffa, 2012
Best Actor Award at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
– for Meeting Leila by Adel Yaraghi, 2012
Best Actress Award at the 6th San Francisco Iranian Film Festival (2013)
– for A Separation by Asghar Farhadi, 2011
Best Actress Award at 61st Berlin Film Festival (with Sareh Bayat and Sarina Farhadi), Best Actor Award at Palm Springs International Film Festival (with Sareh Bayat and Sarina Farhadi)
– for for Felicity Land by Maziar Miri, 2011
Best Actor Award at International Film Festival of Kerala
– for Pennilessness by Hamid Nematollah, 2008
Crystal Simorgh Best Actor Award at Fajr International Film Festival, Iran’s Film Critics and Writers Association Best Actor Award and Donyaye Tasvir Best Actor Award
– for Every Night Loneliness by Rasoul Sadrameli, 2007
Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust Winner Award for Best Actor
– for The Deserted Station by Alireza Raeisian, 2002
Montreal World Film Festival Winner Award for Best Actor (tied) and Winner Award Cinema Haghighat for Best Actor
– for Water and Fire by Fereydoun Jeyrani, 2001
Iran Cinema Celebration Winner Award for Best Actor
– for The English Bag by Seyed Ziaeddin Dorri, 2000
Sima Festival Winner Award for Best Actress in TV Series
– for Leila by Dariush Mehrjui, 1996
Honorary Diploma for Outstanding Performance by an Actor at 15th Fajr International Film Festival and Best Actress Donyaye Tasvir Award

– 2014: What’s the Time in Your World? by Safi Yazdanian
– 2013: Sealed Secret by Hadi Moghadamdoost
– 2012: Meeting Leila by Adel Yaraghi
– 2012: The Last Step by Ali Mosaffa
– 2012: Orange Suit by Dariush Mehrjui
– 2011: A Separation by Asghar Farhadi
– 2011: Felicity Land by Maziar Miri
– 2010: There Are Things You Don’t Know by Fardin Saheb Zamani
– 2009: What a Wonderful Life or Lovely Sky (Aseman-e Mahboob) by Dariush Mehrjui
– 2009: 40 Years Old (Chehel Salegi) by Alireza Raeisian
– 2009: Roaming in the Mist (Parse dar Meh) by Bahram Tavakkoli
– 2008: Pennilessness (Bi Pooli) by Hamid Nematollah
– 2008: Shirin by Abbas Kiarostami
– 2007-2008: Paridokht (TV Series) by Saman Moghaddam
– 2007: Every Night Loneliness (Har Shab Tanhayi) by Rasoul Sadrameli
– 2005: Portrait of a Lady Far Away (Sima-ye Zani Dar Doordast) by Ali Mosaffa
– 2005: Salad of the Season (Salad-e Fasl) by Fereydoun Jeyrani
– 2005: Hokm by Masoud Kimiai
– 2005: Poet of the Wastes (Shaer-e Zobale-ha) by Mohammad Ahmadi
– 2002: Ertefae Past (Low Heights) by Ebrahim Hatamikia
– 2002: The Deserted Station (Istgah-e Matrouk) by Alireza Raeisian
– 2001: Water and Fire (Ab va Atash) by Fereydoun Jeyrani
– 2001: Moraba-ye Shirin (The Sweet Jam) by Marzieh Boroomand
– 2000: The Mix by Dariush Mehrjui
– 2000: The English Bag (Keef-e Englisi) (TV Series) by Seyed Ziaeddin Dorri
– 1998: Sheida by Kamal Tabrizi
– 1996: Leila by Dariush Mehrjui
– 1992: Del Shodegan (a.k.a. The Love Stricken) by Ali Hatami
– 1984: Kamalolmolk by Ali Hatami

Sources: Leila Hatami in Wikipedia, L. Hatami – Jury member at Rome Film Festival 2012, Parsology – San Francisco Iranian Film Festival Sep 2013

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