Who is Necar Zadegan?
When the psychological thriller “Unthinkable” was released in May 2010, besides the lead actors such as Samuel L. Jackson, Carrie-Anne Moss and Michael Sheen, one actress particularly caught the eye of the audience, and not just because of her versatile acting, but also because of her exotic look. She portrayed the character of Jehan Younger, and after the premiere of the movie, people wanted to know more about her. Her name is Necar Zadegan, a producer, and an actress with over 45 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, is perhaps known best for her role as Delia in the series “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce” which was broadcast from 2014 until 2018.
Necar has also starred in numerous movies including the drama “Meth Head”, which brought her the FilmOut San Diego, USA Festival Award for Best Supporting Actress, in 2013. She’s also well-known for her performance in the Pulitzer Prize awarded drama “The Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”, written by Rajiv Joseph, also starring Robin Williams, which was premiered on Broadway in 2010.
Early life and education
Necar was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 20 June 1982, in Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, but was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, California USA, thus she holds both German and American nationality; she comes from a family of Iranian descent.
She hasn’t spoken much about her childhood and parents, so little is known about them except that they are both Iranian emigrants. Speaking of her educational background, Necar attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2000 enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Literature, in 2004, and having spent a semester at the Sorbonne University, in Paris, France; Necar is fluent in English, Farsi, French and German.
Roles in series
Necar made her acting debut in an episode of the series “The Bernie Mac Show” in 2005, and next was seen as Nastran in “Nip/Tuck” in 2006, while in the following year, she guest-starred in “NCIS”, “The Unit” and “How I Met Your Mother”.
In 2008, she was in an episode of the series’ “Lost” and “The Shield”, before she was cast to play Caroline in “Floored and Lifted” in 2009, followed by her role as Dalia Hasan in “24” in 2010, and in the same year starred in “Outlaw” and “The Event”. In the following year, she was cast to play Doctor Gina Bandari in “Emily Owens M.D.”, and then two years later she portrayed Scarlet Leon in “Rake”, concurrently playing the role of Ana Paulanos in “Legends”, before cast to play one of her most notable roles to date, as Delia in “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce”, from 2014 until 2018.
Simultaneously, Necar was seen in “Extant” (2015), “Here and Now” and “The Good Doctor”in 2018, while from 2018 until 2021, she portrayed Special Agent Hannah Khoury in the series “NCIS: New Orleans”. Her most recent television role was her portrayal of Evelyn Foley in “Mayor of Kingstown”, from 2021 until 2022.
Roles in movies
Necar made her first big-screen appearance as Shada in the 2008 movie “Crossroads”, followed by her role as Jehan Younger in “Unthinkable” in 2010, and she was next seen in the same year starring as Elena in “Elena Undone”.
In 2011, she was cast to play Angelina in “Joshua Tree”, followed by her role as Maia in “Meth Head” in 2013, and her next role came in 2019, when she was heard as Viola in the science-fiction movie “Eleven Eleven”; talking about her work as a voice actor, she’s contributed to video games, including “Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds” and “Jumanji: The Video Game” in which she spoke German.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning both Necar’s love life and her sexual orientation – rumors about her being a lesbian started after she portrayed Elena, which followed the story of a lesbian wife of a pastor who is against homosexuality, however, Necar said that she’s straight, although she supports the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.
She is quite secretive when it comes to her personal life – back in 2008, rumors were saying that she secretly married her then-fiancé, Gadi Erel, also an actor who now goes by the name Daniel Gadi, and is perhaps known best for his role as Efim in “Joshua Tree”. However, this was approven to be false, and eventually the two separated. Since then, Necar hasn’t been seen publicly with any man with whom she might be romantically linked, so as of June 2022, it’s assumed that Necar is single, she was engaged once but she hasn’t been married, and doesn’t have children.
Where is she now?
Necar has finished filming her new movie entitled “Dear Albert”, also starring Max Amini and Elene Bezarashvili, which was written and directed by Armin Amiri, a founder of the SuperNova8Film production, and should be released in 2022. Her fans can keep track of her work and life through her Instagram, which has been followed by over 45,000 people, and also enjoy watching her in the new episodes of the first season of the series “Mayor of Kingstown”, also starring Dianne Wiest and Jeremy Renner.
Age, height, and net worth
Necar’s age is 39, with has long black hair and brown eyes; she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-24-34. According to sources, as of June 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, most of her income Necar has earned starring in TV series and movies, although she also has credits for her work as a producer for the movies “Meth Head” and “Last Man Standing”.