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Nazanin Boniadi portrays Clare in the new Starz Original Series Counterpart. Little is known about the character, but the network says she becomes a "major lynchpin" later in the season.

Early Life[]

Nazanin Boniadi was born during the Iranian Revolution in 1980. She moved with her family from Tehran to London at a very early age.

Educated in England and the United States, Boniadi received the Chang Pin-Chun Undergraduate Research Award for molecular research involving cancer treatment and heart transplant rejection while at the University of California, Irvine. She graduated with bachelor's degree, with honors, in Biological Sciences.


Due to her involvement with the Church of Scientology in 2004, Boniadi met Tom Cruise[1]. The pair reportedly dated. Shortly after this period, she began acting. She landed a role on the Soap Opera Network revival of General Hospital and it's spinoff General Hospital: Night Shift in 2007

Boniadi's breakout role came on Showtime's Homeland where she played a major role in Seasons 3 and 4.

She's also appeared on Scandal, and How I Met Your Mother as well as feature film appearances in Ben Hur and Passengers.



Nazanin Boniadi at the 'Counterpart' Premiere 2018