Showtime and Fox 21 announced that acclaimed actress Nazanin Boniadi, who guest-starred in season three of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning drama HOMELAND, will return as a series regular for season four. Boniadi plays Fara Sherazi, the strong-willed Muslim CIA analyst who Saul (Emmy and Tony® Award winner Mandy Patinkin) recruited for her expertise in international banking. Like Carrie (Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award winner Claire Danes), Fara shares a passion for justice and ends up enlisting her relatives in Tehran to help Carrie’s secret mission in the final episodes of season three. Season four finds Fara in a key role working for Carrie at the CIA. The network’s No. 1 rated series with seven million weekly viewers, HOMELAND begins production on season four this summer and will premiere in the fall on Showtime.
Nazanin Boniadi currently guest stars in an 8 episode arc on Scandal. Her TV credits also include How I Met Your Mother, Grey’s Anatomy and 24. On film, Boniadi appeared in The Next Three Days and Iron Man. She is also a human rights activist and an official spokesperson for Amnesty International USA.