Necar Zadegan

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.