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Atossa Leoni



Atossa Leoni is an international actress who has been working in film, television and theater since childhood. Atossa was born in Berlin/Germany, raised in various countries throughout Europe and was schooled in the United States. She is fluent in five languages and has performed in all of them.

Most recently she appeared as “Fatima” on HBO’s HOMELAND.  More known for her film work, Atossa played “Soraya”, the female lead in the film adaptation of THE KITE RUNNER. The film is based on Khaled Hosseini’s best-selling novel, which remained on The New York Times best-seller list for over 124 weeks. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Marc Forster, the film received praise from critics and fans alike and was nominated for several Golden Globes and the Academy Awards. Atossa was the female lead in the critically praised AMERICA SO BEAUTIFUL. The film, which also starred Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo was recognized at The Marrakech International Film Festival in 2002 and was in competition in the Panorama Section of the 2002 Berlin Film Festival.

Atossa has done countless plays in both Europe and the US and has appeared in numerous TV movies and shows. She lent her voice to narrate the audio books for the New York Times best-sellers: “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini and “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson, as well as the follow up “Stones into Schools”.

Her upcoming feature films include “Fortunate Sons” and an untitled Mexican project.

In her work as an activist she has spoken on behalf of the Feminist Majority Foundation and The Museum of Tolerance in an effort to promote international human rights and women’s rights in particular.

Atossa currently resides in New York City.

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