NECAR ZADEGAN¬†currently resides in Los Angeles where she splits her time between television, film and stage work.¬†She has performed across the globe from the Palace of Fine Arts to the Dubai Arts Complex. She attended UCSB on a performance scholarship graduating with degrees in literature and writing.¬† Recently¬†opened at the Frameline Festival June 2010¬†and currently¬†screening at festivals worldwide is award winning indie¬†film¬†Elena Undone¬†in which Necar plays the title role of Elena Winters. ¬†Other¬†film work includes Adam Sandler's¬†You Don't Mess With The Zohan¬†as well as recently¬†released studio feature ¬†Unthinkable,¬†which sees her starring alongside ¬†Samuel L. Jackson and Micheal Sheen. She plays the¬†role of Jehan Younger in the psychological thriller.¬†This past year Necar joined the cast of the Fox TV series,¬†24¬†(starring Kiefer Sutherland) in the role of Dalia Hassan, first lady and wife of¬† middle eastern president Omar Kassan, played by Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire).¬†Other television¬†work includes¬†CSI:MIAMI,¬†Lost, Nip/Tuck, The Unit, NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Big Shots, General Hospital,¬†The Shield, Outlaw¬† and most recently,¬†Necar can be seen on NBC's new series The Event¬† for the fall primetime lineup.
This past year Necar returned to the stage as part of the original cast of the Pullitzer Prize nominated play ¬†The Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo¬† directed by Tony Award nominee Moises Kaufman at the Mark Taper Forum.¬† Some of her other theater credits include¬†the Farsi language international tour of Workshop 79's ¬†From Satellite With Love opposite Behrouz Vossoughi and directed by Houshang Touzie, the West Coast premiere of¬†Stop Kiss, ¬†Gilgamesh¬†at Boston Court Theater,¬† Beauty and the Beast and Peribanez¬† at the Edinburgh Fringe festival and her one-Amazon-woman-show¬†at the Powerhouse Theatre.¬†¬†
Born in Karlsruhe, Germany, Necar was raised in San Francisco, California.¬†¬†She speaks 4 languages (French, German, Farsi, and English) and also serves as cultural ambassador for the Levantine Center Organization.¬†