Nasim Pedrad (born November 18, 1981) is an Iranian-American comic actress currently appearing as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Nasim Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran to parents Arasteh Amani and Parviz Pedrad. Pedrad and her parents lived in Tehran until 1984, before emigrating to the United States when Nasim was two years old. She has a younger sister, Nina Pedrad, and they both are fluent in Persian. She was raised in Irvine, California, and graduated from University High School, and the UCLA School of Theatre in 2003 and was a member of the UCLA Spring Sing Company.
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