Sheila Vand

An actress, known for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014), Argo (2012) and We the Animals (2018). Grew up in Palo Alto, and is a second generation Iranian-American of Persian descent.


Hairy (2011)

Farah, a teenager from the USA, is a bit wilder than Nilou, who was brought up in Iran. The pair heads for a lonely hill to spend some time alone listening to music. Their differences begin to make themselves apparent when Farah tries to explain that girls should ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ana Lily Amirpour
CAST:  Saba Alexandra  •  Sheila Vand

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ana Lily Amirpour
CAST:  Sheila Vand  •  Arash Marandi  •  Marshall Manesh  •  Dominic Rains

Bold Native (2010)

Charlie Cranehill, an animal liberator wanted for domestic terrorism, emerges from the underground to coordinate a nationwide action as his estranged CEO father tries to find him before the FBI does.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Hennelly
CAST:  Joaquin Pastor  •  Randolph Mantooth  •  Sheila Vand  •  Matt Shea

Girlfriend (2010)

A young man with Down's Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Lerner
CAST:  Jackson Rathbone  •  Shannon Woodward  •  Amanda Plummer  •  Rachel Melvin

Women Who Kill (2016)

Morgan and Jean work well together as true crime podcasters because they didn’t work well, at all, as a couple. However, when Morgan strikes up a new relationship with the mysterious Simone, their shared interest turns into suspicion, paranoia, and fear.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ingrid Jungermann
CAST:  Ingrid Jungermann  •  Ann Carr  •  Sheila Vand  •  Shannon O'Neill

Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero (2016)

A wannabe private investigator wins the Green Card lottery and moves to America to pursue his dream only to find himself embroiled in a conspiracy to start the next world war.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Kesselman
CAST:  Maz Jobrani  •  John Heard  •  Deanna Russo  •  Marshall Manesh

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Glenn Ficarra  •  John Requa
CAST:  Tina Fey  •  Margot Robbie  •  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Martin Freeman

Camino (2016)

A photojournalist gets more than she bargained for when she snaps a photo of a shadowy religious figure in the jungles of Colombia, triggering a flight – and fight – for her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Josh C. Waller
CAST:  Zoë Bell  •  Nacho Vigalondo  •  Francisco Barreiro  •  Tenoch Huerta

Argo (2012)

As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Affleck
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Alan Arkin  •  John Goodman

Prospect (2018)

A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Caldwell  •  Zeek Earl
CAST:  Sophie Thatcher  •  Pedro Pascal  •  Jay Duplass  •  Andre Royo

We the Animals (2018)

Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeremiah Zagar
CAST:  Raúl Castillo  •  Sheila Vand  •  Evan Rosado  •  Isaiah Kristian

68 Kill (2017)

Chip's problem is that he can't say no to beautiful women. This weakness gets him into a world of trouble when he agrees to help his girlfriend steal $68,000.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trent Haaga
CAST:  Matthew Gray Gubler  •  AnnaLynne McCord  •  Alisha Boe  •  Sheila Vand

XX (2017)

This all-female horror anthology features four dark tales from four fiercely talented women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jovanka Vuckovic  •  Karyn Kusama  •  Roxanne Benjamin  •  St. Vincent
CAST:  Natalie Brown  •  Melanie Lynskey  •  Breeda Wool  •  Christina Kirk

Quarantine (2015)

Clark has been quarantined his whole life and inundated with selective media. As the monotony of his minimal environment weighs on him, Clark starts to crave one thing - touch.  (more)

CAST:  Blake Berris  •  Sheila Vand  •  Fiona Dourif

Aardvark (2018)

The aardvark has evolved to be one of a kind. You could say the same of Josh Norman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Shoaf
CAST:  Zachary Quinto  •  Jenny Slate  •  Jon Hamm  •  Sheila Vand

Viper Club (2018)

ER nurse Helen Sterling struggles to free her grown son, a journalist captured by terrorists in the Middle East. After hitting walls with the FBI and State agencies, she discovers a clandestine community of journalists, advocates, and philanthropists who might be ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maryam Keshavarz
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Matt Bomer  •  Lola Kirke  •  Julian Morris

Triple Frontier (2019)

Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.  (more)

DIRECTION:  J.C. Chandor
CAST:  Ben Affleck  •  Oscar Isaac  •  Charlie Hunnam  •  Pedro Pascal

86'd (2018)

Four seedy stories transpire over the course of one late-night order at a 24-hour deli in Koch-era NYC.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Palomo
CAST:  Buddy Duress  •  Mitzi Akaha  •  Lindsay Burdge  •  Brian Deran

She's Missing (2019)

When her best friend goes missing at a rodeo, Heidi goes on a search across the desert, digging up secrets and encountering the violence of life on the road.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alexandra McGuinness
CAST:  Lucy Fry  •  Eiza González  •  Josh Hartnett  •  Blake Berris

The Rental (2020)

Two couples on an oceanside getaway grow suspicious that the host of their seemingly perfect rental house may be spying on them. Before long, what should have been a celebratory weekend trip turns into something far more sinister.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Franco
CAST:  Dan Stevens  •  Alison Brie  •  Sheila Vand  •  Jeremy Allen White