NIFF is proud to announce Mozhan Marnò as one of three judges for the 2016 Noor Iranian Film Festival.
Mozhan Marnò is an actress and writer based in New York. As an actress, her film credits include the title character in The Stoning of Soraya M. Traitor, Charlie Wilson’s War Nichols, and Girl Walks Home Alone At Night. She appeared on seasons 2 and 3 of the acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards as White House correspondent Ayla Sayyad, and currently appears as FBI agent Samar Navabi on NBC’s hit show, the Blacklist.
Her short film Incoming, which she wrote and directed, has been screened at such festivals as LA Shorts Fest, Noor Film Festival and the NYC Downtown Shorts Fest. Her screenplay, When the Lights Went Out, was a quarter finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship. Her screenplay, Yalda, was accepted into the 2015 New York Stage & Film Screenwriting Lab, where her mentors were John Patrick Shanley, Michael Hoffman, and Miranda de Pencier.
A graduate of Barnard College (B.A, Comparative Literature) and the Yale School of Drama (M.F.A, Acting), she is also a 2013 alumna of Berlinale Talents at the Berlin Film Festival. Her first play, a stage adaptation of her screenplay, When the Lights Went Out, was produced at New York Stage & Film in 2013, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined) and starring Laura Innes (ER).