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Bahar was born in Tehran, Iran, to a devout Persian Jewish family. She moved with her parents and sister, Saba Soomekh, to Los Angeles, United States in 1979, to escape the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Bahar speaks fluent English, Persian, Spanish, and some Hebrew. She attended Sinai Akiba Academy and Beverly Hills High School, where she played the violin in the school orchestra. Bahar earned a BA in environmental studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1997. Bahar began working at a corporate job in sales while taking acting classes at night before quitting her job to pursue acting as a career.
Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ, born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.
Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, California
University of California at Santa Barbara
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Mission: Impossible III, Saw III