'The Expanse' Season 6: 5 things you did not know about Shohreh Aghdashloo

Expansers brace yourself for the rip-roaring beginning of the end


                            'The Expanse' Season 6: 5 things you did not know about Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo stars in 'The Expanse' (Instagram/saghdashloo)
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The last leg of 'The Expanse' is almost here and avid fans of the show have much to be excited about! Season 6 is promising to be thrill-filled as things go wrong and daring missions are undertaken. The show which was once canceled has proved its caliber after fans got it immediately renewed with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who is a fan of the novels and the show, picking it up for Amazon Prime.

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'The Expanse' Season 6 will be the end of the series and is expected to wrap up the exciting journey it has showcased since 2015. Ahead of the release of the last season on December 10, 2021, here's a look at the actors that have brought to life the cool characters in the Amazon Prime Video show.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala

Shohreh Aghdashloo is an Iranian-American actress who started her career as a teenager. At the age of 19, the actress took to theatre and starred in a theatrical adaptation of the novel 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'.

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Following numerous appearances on stage Aghdashloo made her debut in film in the movie 'Shatranje Bad'. Her next two movies 'Gozāresh' and ' Sooteh Delan' cemented her place in the entertainment business after she earned critical praise and rave reviews for them.

Originally from Iran she later moved to England and later went on to become a US citizen. She then went on to play several roles in film and television which include 'The Exorcism of Emily Rose', 'X-Men: The Last Stand', 'Grey's Anatomy', 'The Punisher', and more.

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She is recognized for her role in 'House of Sand and Fog' which won her several film critics' awards and a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and her work in the HBO miniseries 'House of Saddam' which bagged her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. She is set to reprise her role as Chrisjen Avasarala, one of the leads in 'The Expanse'.

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Steven Strait as James Holden

Steven Strait American actor who forayed into showbiz as a teenager. He wasn't always keen on acting but after being forced into it he found a passion for acting after his first live performance and has since never looked back. His younger years saw him model too, before he moved to California to get more serious about his career. In 2004 he booked a role in the 2005 superhero movie 'Sky High' which was his first film and acting job. He has since gone on to act in various shows and movies like 'The Covenant', 'Chase', 'After', 'Life Like' and more.

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His main roles include starring in the television drama 'Magic City' where he played the lead as well as Amazon Prime Video's 'The Expanse' where he plays James Holden. Strait will be returning for the sixth and final season of the sci-fi drama.


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Other cast members

The rest of the cast consists of  Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata, Wes Chatham as Amos Burton, Cara Gee as Camina Drummer, Frankie Adams as Roberta 'Bobbie' W. Draper, Keon Alexander as Marco Inaros, Nadine Nicole as Clarissa Mao, and Jasai Chase Owens as Filip Inaros.

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