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Mozhan Marnò stars in "The Blacklist" on NBC as Samar Navabi.

Mozhan Marnò is a New York-based film, theater, and television actress and writer. She earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia University and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Fluent in German, French and Farsi, Marnò has lived in France, Germany, Sweden and Argentina.

As an actress, Marnò is best known for playing the title role in the film "The Stoning of Soraya M." The LA Times called her performance "powerful," while Variety wrote that she was "the film's emotional center." In addition to starring as Ayla Sayyad, the investigative journalist on Seasons 2 & 3 on Netflix's Emmy-nominated series "House of Cards," Mozhan can seen in the independent film "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Marnò's numerous feature credits include "Traitor," alongside Don Cheadle and Guy Pearce, "Charlie Wilson's War" with Tom Hanks, and the independent feature "August," starring Josh Hartnett.

Other television credits include recurring and guest appearances on popular television shows such as "Madam Secretary," "The Mentalist," "Hung" and "Bones," among many others.

Marnò received rave reviews for portraying nine different Middle Eastern women in the one-woman show "Nine Parts of Desire" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Geffen Playhouse.

As a writer, Mozhan wrote the screenplay "When the Light Went Out," which was a quarter-finalist for The Nicholl's Fellowship as well as a finalist at the Nantucket Screenwriters Colony. She adapted the screenplay for the stage and it subsequently premiered at the New York Stage and Film, starring Laura Innes and directed by Kate Whoriskey.

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Current Residence: New York, NY

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