Necar Zadegan

Necar Zadegan
نکار زادگان
Born (1982-06-20) June 20, 1982
Heidelberg, Germany
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2005–present
Notable credit(s) 24
as Dalia Hassan
Elena Undone
as Elena Winters
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 125 lb (56 kg)

Necar Zadegan (Persian: نکار زادگان) is an American/Iranian film and television actress.[1] She is best known for her recurring role as First Lady (and then President) Dalia Hassan on the eighth season of 24.[2]

Life and career

Zadegan is of Iranian origin. She was born in Heidelberg, Germany on June 20, 1982 and raised in San Francisco, California, USA.[3] She attended Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward. She later graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Literature.[3] From 2005 to 2009, Zadegan amassed a number of television credits namely The Bernie Mac Show, Nip/Tuck, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, The Unit, How I Met Your Mother, Big Shots, Lost, The Shield, and CSI: Miami.

In 2009, Zadegan appeared in the stage production of From Satellite with Love "Az Mahvareh Ta Eshgh", touring in the U.S. and Europe.[4]

In 2010, Zadegan earned recurring roles on 24, Outlaw, and The Event, as well appearing in the films Elena Undone[5] and Unthinkable.

Zadegan starred as Dr. Gina Bandari in Emily Owens, M.D.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Touch, TheThe Touch Kerime Short film
2008 In Another Life Mira Short film
2010 Unthinkable Jehan Younger Theatrical film
2010 When the Voices Fade Nadia Short film
2010 Elena Undone Elena Independent film
2010 Deal, TheThe Deal TBA Short film
2011 Joshua Tree Angelina
2011 Meth Head Maia
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Sales associate 1 episode
2006 Nip/Tuck Nastran 1 episode
2007 NCIS Lt. Rihama Shaheen (uncredited) 1 episode
2007 The Unit Pari 1 episode
2007 How I Met Your Mother Girl #2 Episode: "Moving Day" (S02E18)
2007 Big Shots Prostitute Pilot episode
2008 Lost Translator Episode: "Confirmed Dead"
2008 The Shield Dr. Lucine 1 episode
2009 Floored and Lifted Caroline 2 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Salumeh Farooq 1 episode
2010 24 Dalia Hassan Recurring role, 20 episodes
2010 Outlaw Patty Friedman 2 episodes
2010–11 The Event Isabel 5 episodes
2011 A Gifted Man Madeline Fahn 1 episode
2012 Harry's Law Sarita Radan 1 episode
2012 Major Crimes Roma Strauss Episode: "The Ecstasy and the Agony"
2012–13 Emily Owens, M.D. Gina Bandhari Main role
2013 The Fosters Gretchen 1 episode
2014 Rake Scarlet Leon Main Role
2014 Legends Ana Paulanos 2 episodes
2014–present Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Delia Main role
2014–2015 Extant Shayna Velez 6 episodes


The Primetime Powerhouse Allure of Necar Zadegan by Kaye Cloutman Published Date: February 1, 2006

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