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Shaun Toub (Persian: شان طوب, born 1963) is an Iranian film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Yinsen in 2008's Iron Man, Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner, and Majid Javadi in the Showtime TV series Homeland.
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==Shaun Toub== (Persian: شان طوب, born 1963) is an Iranian film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Yinsen in 2008's Iron Man, Farhad in the 2004 movie Crash, Rahim Khan in the movie The Kite Runner, and Majid Javadi in the Showtime TV series Homeland.
===Personal life=== ====Toub, who is of Persian Jewish background,==== was born in Tehran, Iran. His parents were both podiatrists. At age 2, he moved in Manchester, England, where his mother attended podiatry school. He returned to Iran, where he lived until he was 13, before moving to Switzerland. He crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire to finish his last year of high school. He decided at age 5 he wanted to become an actor. His high school yearbook notes: "The funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world." After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC.
====Shaun is active==== in the Iranian Jewish community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life. He has been a recipient of the Sephard award at the Los Angeles Sephardic Film Festival. Toub currently resides in Los Angeles, with his wife, Lorena.
===Career=== ====Through a chance encounter==== with a talent agent, he broke into the Hollywood scene. Toub has received accolades for several of his appearances in over 100 television episodes including Seinfeld, The Sopranos, ER, NCIS, Married... with Children, Lost, Homeland and various movies made for television.
====His filmography includes==== his performance in Michael Bay's Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, John Woo's Broken Arrow with John Travolta and Christian Slater and Mick Jackson's Live from Baghdad starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter for HBO. His performance as Farhad in Paul Haggis's Oscar-winning film Crash received positive reviews. He played the part of the Virgin Mary's father in The Nativity Story. He also played Rahim Khan in The Kite Runner (2007).
====Toub played Ho Yinsen==== in the 2008 film Iron Man. Yinsen is the surgeon held captive by terrorists who first saves Tony Stark's life then helps Stark escape by helping him construct the first Iron Man suit. Toub reprises the role in a cameo appearance in the 2013 film Iron Man 3.
====His most recent role==== is in the series Grimm, playing the part of Bonaparte, one of the villains of the latest series.
==Shaun Toub== Actor - ====Date of Birth==== 1963, Tehran, Iran
====Height==== 6' 1½" (1.87 m)
===Mini Bio (1)===
====Shaun Toub was born in Tehran, Iran,==== to a Persian Jewish family. He was raised in Manchester, England. At the age of 14, he moved to Switzerland and after a two year stay, he crossed the Atlantic to Nashua, New Hampshire, to finish his last year of high school. After two years of college in Massachusetts, Shaun transferred to USC. His high school yearbook notes: "The Funniest guy in school and the most likely to succeed in the entertainment world."
====Through a chance encounter==== with an astute talent agent, he broke into the Hollywood scene with hope in his heart and a natural talent to entertain.
====Toub has received accolades==== for several of his appearances in over 100 television episodes including Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Castle, NCIS, Chuck, Lost, Charmed, ER, Just Shoot Me, JAG, Married with Children and various movies made for television.
====His filmography includes==== his memorable performance in Bad Boys, Broken Arrow, The Kite Runner, Charlie Wilson's War, Iron Man, The Last Airbender and the Oscar-winning film Crash. His recent work includes playing Majid Javadi in Season 3 of Homeland and the upcoming film Papa, the life story of Ernest Hemingway, in the role of Evan Shipman the poet.
====Shaun is very proud==== of his Persian heritage and is very active in the community. Through various charity events and public speaking engagements, he inspires the community to embrace the arts, as the arts enhance everyday life. Shaun resides in Los Angeles and loves the outdoors, sports, and music.
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