Golshifteh Farahani | Movies List | Biography | Destiny To Work With Chris Hemsworth In "Extraction"

Leela Adwani |Aug 28, 2020

Who is Golshifteh Farahani - the heroine in Chris Hemsworth-starrer 2020 superhit "Extraction"? Here is everything about her!

Been active in the entertainment industry since 1997, Golshifteh Farahani has nearly three dozen acting credits to her name. Needless to say, the Iranian-French actress has become a trailblazer in the showbiz. Skyrocketing in popularity after the collaboration in the film Extraction, Farahani has proved why she is an international star.

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Everything you need to know about Golshifteh Farahani

Even though the film has faced a mixed response, it still served as a good chance for Golshifteh to show her acting talent to a wider audience. In an attempt to make you familiarize with the actress, the lowdown below is everything you should know about her.

Golshifteh Farahani movie

Golshifteh Farahani’s role as a mercenary who is also a collaborator of Chris Hemsworth’s character in Extraction is way too impressive. The fact is that she has appeared in 35 films and many of which also have received global recognition. We have rounded up the list of best films of Golshifteh Farahani.

She got her first role when she was 14

The Patience Stone – 2012

The Patience Stone is a French-Afghan war drama helmed by Atiq Rahimi. The film revolves around the story of a woman (played by Golshifteh) who is living in a war-torn Muslim country. It shows how she seeks to free herself. The woman decides to confide in with her silent husband and wear her heart on her sleeve about her childhood, suffering, frustrations, loneliness, dreams as well as her desires.

She has had 35 films so far

Thanks to the excellent performance in the film, Farahani became the nominee for The Most Promising Actress Award at the Cesar Awards in France in 2014.

The actress is loved by many for her beauty and acting talent

The film earns a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 86% votes from the viewers.

Boutique – 2004

Releasing in the year 2004, Boutique is yet another successful Iranian film of Golshifteh Farahani. It centers on the story of two people. A clothing store worker meets a poor girl, Eti and he always tries to help this girl and solves her problems.

Boutique is one of the most successful films of Farahani

The actress got the Best Actress Award for her performance in Boutique at the 26th Nantes Three Continents Festival in France.

Paterson – 2016

The list of best movies of Farahani cannot complete without mentioning Paterson. Directed by Jim Jarmusch, the film features Adam Driver as a bus driver and a poet named Paterson while Farahani plays the role of his wife.

She gained a massive success after the film Paterson

The film brought her overwhelming fame as it got a relatively positive response from the audience. It even scored 96% approval on Rotten Tomatoes.

Extraction – 2020

Last but not least, Extraction is her latest work and it also turned out to be a hit. Releasing on the OTT Platform, the film is a highlight during the pandemic lockdown. Playing the role as Nik Khan, the actress did a very good job when sharing the screen space with Hollywood superstar Chris Hemsworth.

The Iranian-French actress truly reached a wider audience after the film Extraction

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Other than the above-mentioned movies, she also earned great popularity in her supporting role in the film Pirates of the Caribbean or her controversial role in Body of Lies.

Golshifteh Farahani spouse

As of 2020, Golshifteh is reportedly not dating anyone but she walked out of two marriages with two men.

She divorced twice but doesn't have any children

Amin Mahdavi (2003-2013)

Reports have it that since August 2009, the actress had been living with her French husband Amin Mahdavi in Paris. He is a film director and a producer whom she got married in 2003.

Farahani first got married when she was 20 years old

However, after 10 years of marriage, it ended in divorce in the year 2013.

Christos Dorje Walker (2015-2017)

The actress soon moved on and married the second time with Australian man Christos Dorje Walker two years after the breakup with her first husband. He is a musician and they first met each other at a musical event taking place in France in 2014. They quickly fell in love and started dating soon after that. The pair decided to tie the know after a year of dating at a hush-hush wedding ceremony.

Her second marriage didn't last long and since the breakup with her Aussie husband, she has been single

However, even the actress’s second marriage didn’t last long either and they parted ways in 2017. Despite being together for two years, they don’t share any children.

Golshifteh Farahani and Chris Hemsworth

While Farahani’s role as Nik Khan spends most of her time to support Hemsworth's role from afar. Even though she mostly guides the mission from behind the scenes, the actress did share several scenes with Chris.

Working with Hemsworth helps her gain more attention from the public

In an interview, talking about the experience of working with the A-list star, she said,

"Chris is really one of the gentlest actors I've ever seen."

She added that Hemsworths is always available to help his co-stars or even members of the film crew.

Golshifteh Farahani biography

The actress was born on July 10, 1983, in Tehran. She is the daughter of a theater director and actor, Behzad Farahi. She has a sister who is also an actress.

She hails from a filmy background
She used to pursue a musical career until 14

At the age of five, she soon developed her knack for music as she started studying music and piano at that young age. She then entered a music school in Tehran.

However, her life witnessed a turning point as she was cast as the lead role in the film The Pear Tree when she was 14. This role also helped her win the Crystal Roc for the Best Actress.

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