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Hammersmith, London, England
Sam Golzari (Persian : سام گلزاری; born 12 July 1979) is a British actor of Iranian descent active in the United States. He is known for his debut role in American Dreamz.
Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script, which itself evolved from the Aramaic alphabet.
Iran, also called Persia and officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th most populous country. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center.
American Dreamz is a 2006 comedy film that satirizes both popular entertainment and American politics during the second Bush administration, called a "cultural satire" by director/producer/writer Paul Weitz. Reviews were lukewarm and the film just about broke even at the box office.
Golzari was born in Hammersmith, London, England, to parents of Persian origin. He received his BA from UCLA in 2003, where he worked in the Conservatory Acting Program.
Hammersmith is a district of west London, England, located 4.3 miles (6.9 km) west-southwest of Charing Cross. It is the administrative centre of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.
London is the capital and largest city of both England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south-east of England, at the head of its 50-mile (80 km) estuary leading to the North Sea, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. Londinium was founded by the Romans. The City of London, London's ancient core − an area of just 1.12 square miles (2.9 km2) and colloquially known as the Square Mile − retains boundaries that follow closely its medieval limits. The City of Westminster is also an Inner London borough holding city status. Greater London is governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.
The Persians are an Iranian ethnic group that make up over half the population of Iran. They share a common cultural system and are native speakers of the Persian language, as well as closely related languages.
Golzari got his start at the age of four as a Michael Jackson impersonator. Besides his work at UCLA, Golzari has also been a lab member of the Latino Theater Company under Jose Luis Valenzuela. Golzari's plans were to stay in the theater, but while at college he started working on student films. It was there that he began to find a love for the craft of filmmaking. His short film The Break won an award for the "best ensemble cast" at the Method Fest film festival. After this, he got his TV debut when the Showtime network aired his film The Invisible Man, directed by UCLA film student Angela Mrema.
Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, songwriter and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
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After college graduation, Golzari landed the first Hollywood film for which he auditioned, American Dreamz . In the film he stars alongside Hugh Grant, Mandy Moore and Dennis Quaid. Since that film, he plays the role of Kameron in the film 21 alongside Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey. He has also worked with Tony Shalhoub on the film AmericanEast , as well as an all-improv mockumentary, Juan Francis: Live, produced by Norman Lear.
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Golzari is also a founding member of the LA-based band the Elevaters, who have released a self-titled EP as well as a full-length album entitled "Rising."
He has also appeared in 2016 American film, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero.
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