Ali Nassirian was born on 4 February, 1935. He is an Iranian film and theater actor. Ali plays both character and leading roles. He whilst gaining experience in screen writing during 1955 to 1958, he was granted a scholarship for theatrical studies in the United States in 1962.
Upon his return to Iran he started teaching theatre and screen writing as well as acting on stage. In 1957, he was employed by the Bureau of dramatic arts as an actor and director.
He first appeared in a supporting role in Dariush Mehrjui’s The Cow (1969) alongside Ezatollah Entezami, another Iranian actor. Nassirian then played the title role of Mr. Naive (1970), also by Mehrjui. His other films include: The Postman, The Cycle, The Mandrake, Kamalolmolk, Mirza Norouz’s Shoes, Stone Lion, Captain Khorshid, The Scent of Joseph’s Shirt and the list of his movies continue.