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Iranian American Actress Shohreh Aghdashloo Wins The Emmy For Best Supporting Actress

Iranian American actress Shohreh Aghdashloo was named best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie for her role as the wife of Saddam Hussein in House of Saddam. The miniseries, which was co-produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation and Home Box Office or HBO cable network, explored relations within the former Iraqi dictator’s family and inner circle.

The actress, who was nominated for an Oscar for the 2003 feature film House of Sand and Fog, thanked her family, and the cast and crew of the four-episode series.

“I cherish this more than you can possibly imagine. Thank you,” Aghdashloo said.

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