Necar Zadegan
Character Gina Bandari
Season(s) Season 1
Birthplace Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
IMDb profile

Necar Zadegan is an Iranian American film, television actress and model. She is best known for her recurring role as First Lady (and then President) Dalia Hassan on the eighth and final season of 24.

She currently stars as Dr. Gina Bandhari on Emily Owens, M.D..

Life and careerEdit

Zadegan was born in Heidelberg, Germany on June 20th 1982 and raised in San Francisco, California. She went to Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward and her high school theatre director was Arlene Hood. She later graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Literature. From 2005 to 2009 she 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, she appeared in the stage production of From Satellite with Love "Az Mahvareh Ta Eshgh", touring in the U.S. and Europe.

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

Film and television creditsEdit

Film credits
Year Title Role Notes
2007 The 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 The Deal TBA Short film
2011 Joshua Tree Angelina post-production
2011 Meth Head Maia pre-production
Television credits
Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Bernie Mac Show Sales associate 1 episode
2006 Nip/Tuck Nastran 1 episode
2007 NCIS (TV series) 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 (TV series) Prostitute Pilot episode
2008 Lost (TV series) Translator Episode: "Confirmed Dead"
2008 The Shield (TV series) Dr. Lucine 1 episode
2009 Floored and Lifted Caroline 2 episodes
2010 CSI: Miami Salumeh Farooq 1 episode
2010 24 (TV series) Dalia Hassan Recurring role, 20 episodes
2010 Outlaw (TV series) Patty Friedman 2 episodes
2010–2011 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–present Emily Owens, M.D. Gina Bandhari Series Regular