Nasim Pedrad
Pedrad at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation
Biographical Information
Date of Birth: November 18, 1981 (age 34)
Origin: Tehran, Iran
Years active: 2005-present
Show Information
Character(s): Gigi Caldwell
Season(s): Season One
Show Status: Inactive
She’s a total scene-stealer. [...] We let her improv all the time, and half the stuff that’s in the show is stuff she just says.
Ryan Murphy on Nasim Pedrad being part of Scream Queens[src]

Nasim Pedrad is an Iranian American actress best known for her five seasons as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (2009-2014) She starred in the Fox sitcom Mulaney in 2014.

She was part of the regular cast on Season One of Scream Queens as Gigi Caldwell.

Early Life

Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran, to Arasteh Amani and Parviz Pedrad. Pedrad and her parents lived in Tehran until 1984, before immigrating to the United States. Her younger sister is comedy writer Nina Pedrad. Both sisters are fluent in Persian. The sisters were raised in Irvine, California, and graduated from University High School (the same high school of former SNL cast member Will Ferrell). Nasim graduated from UCLA School of Theatre in 2003. She was a member of the UCLA Spring Sing Company.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The 73 Virgins Zahra Short film
2008 A Thousand Words The Photographer Short film
2011 No Strings Attached Writer
2012 The Dictator Female GMW Host
2012 The Lorax Once-ler's Mom (Voice)
2013 Despicable Me 2 Jillian (voice)
2014 Cooties Rebekkah


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Gilmore Girls Waitress Episode: "Bridesmaids Revisited"
2007 The Winner Waitress Episode: "What Happens in Albany, Stays in Albany"
2007–2009 ER Nurse Suri 9 episodes
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Lucy Episode: "The Waitress Is Getting Married"
2009–2014 Saturday Night Live Herself, Various 108 episodes
2009–2012 Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday Translator, Woman, Kathy Griffin 3 episodes
2011 Allen Gregory Val, Brinique (voice) 7 episodes
2013 The Awesomes Various voices 5 episodes
2014 TripTank Various voices 4 episodes
2014–2015 Mulaney Jane 13 episodes
2015 New Girl Aly 2 episodes
2015 Scream Queens Gigi Caldwell Main cast


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