EXCLUSIVE: Silver Lining Entertainment has signed Niousha Noor, the star of Maryam Keshavarz’s multiple prize-winning Sundance dramedy The Persian Version, for representation.
Currently in theaters via Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films, The Persian Version centers on Leila (Layla Mohammadi), an aspiring Iranian American filmmaker who reunites with her family in New York City amidst her father’s heart transplant, coming into conflict with her mother when a personal secret is revealed. Drawing strong reviews out of Sundance 2023, where it laid claim to the fest’s Audience Award and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, the film has Noor portraying Leila’s conservative mother, Shireen.
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Noor can also currently be seen starring alongside Giancarlo Esposito, Rufus Sewell, Paz Vega, Jai Courtney and more in Kaleidoscope, Netflix’s heist show from creator Eric Garcia, which premiered in January. She was seen prior to that in IFC Midnight’s horror thriller The Night, opposite Cannes Best Actor winner Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman), which made history as the first American-produced film to receive a formal wide theatrical release in Iran since the Iranian revolution more than four decades ago. She’s also recurred on Alan Ball’s HBO show Here and Now and Freeform’s Stitchers, appearing more recently on 9-1-1: Lone Star and The Accidental Wolf.
Currently developing her original screenplay, Blue Flower, as a vehicle for her to topline and produce, Noor continues to be represented by TalentWorks, Rogers & Cowan/PMK, and Schreck Rose Dapello.
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