Necar Zadegan stars as high powered attorney Delia Banai in Bravo’s first original scripted series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
Zadegan gained acclaim for her portrayal of First Lady turned president Dalia Hassan on Fox's hit series 24 and most recently for her delicate portrayal of Layla Shokrani, alongside Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, in HBO's drama Here and Now from Oscar-winning screenwriter, creator Alan Ball. This year, Zadegan joined the cast of the ABC's The Good Doctor. Other series regular roles include her portrayal of Dr. Gina Bandar on Emily Owens MD and in the lead role opposite Greg Kinnear in the FOX comedy Rake. She can also be seen in Extant, Legends and Masters of Sex. On the film side, she has appeared in Unthinkable, You Don't Mess With the Zohan and played the title role in Elena Undone which enjoyed success at independent festivals worldwide.
Born in Karlsruhe, Germany and raised in San Francisco, Calif., Zadegan began working in theater at age 16 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. She later attended the University of California, Santa Barbara on a performance scholarship and graduated with degrees in literature and writing. In the spring of 2011, Zadegan returned to the stage in her Broadway debut opposite Robin Williams, as part of the original cast of the Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated play The Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. During her career, she has worked at some of the world's most prestigious theaters including The Mark Taper Forum, the Royal Dramatic Theater of Stockholm, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and many more, and toured internationally in the Persian language production of Satellite with Love.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she splits her time between television, film and the theater. Zadegan speaks four languages -- French, German, Persian, and English. She also serves as an ambassador for BuildOn.org and travels with them around the world building schools for children.