At the end of 2006 Aghdashloo has appeared as Elizabeth, cousin of the Virgin Mary, in the biblical film The Nativity Story. Aghdashloo has noted the irony that she is a Muslim playing a Jewish character.
In the movie Mona's Dream, set to be released in March 2009, Aghdashloo portrays Mona's mother, who is a Baha'i.
Aghdashloo will make an appearance in the anti-capital punishment movie The Stoning of Soraya M., a drama film set to be released in June 26, 2009 in the United States. The film has been adapted from French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam's 1994 novel of the same name. director.
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