Mary began her acting career as a child star in Iran. One of herearliest successes was Octopus, a long running television show whereMary performed in political and satirical skits that helped change andliberalize the society. Going on to star in countless television shows,feature films and plays, Mary became one of the most popular stars inIran. She was the first actress in the Iranian Motion Picture historyto win the Moscow International Film Festival Best Actress Award forher performance in Dead End, written and directed by Parviz Sayyad.
The Iranian revolution forced Mary to flee the country and find her newhome in the United States. Here in America Mary starred in twocritically acclaimed films, The Mission and Checkpoint. She also playedfeatured roles in productions such as the NBC miniseries On Wings ofEagles and produced the MGM release, Mind Games. While working with herpartner, Bob Yari, on the Academy Award winning film Crash, Maryexpanded her involvement in socially significant projects. Shecontinued her work with Mr.
Sayyad in the famous play (KHAR) The Ass tohave more than 400 productions of the play in different cities Globallythru the years. Among many awards she recently received the prestigious ARPAInternational Film Festival Foundation Award for her Humanitarianefforts using the theater to mirror the true voices and the stories ofthe women of the Middle East. Theater has always been Mary's greatestpassion. In 2005, she wrote, directed and produced the politicallycharged Critic's Choice play Beneath The Veil which was presented inmany prestigious venues such as Lincoln and Kennedy Center and Geffenplayhouse. Mary has also created many projects for children, including A Fairy TaleIn The Forest and Jewel of The Night, which gives the children ofIranian expatriates a bio lingual fairy tale show and an opportunity tolearn about their parents' culture and homeland.
Throughout her adult life, Mary has remained fiercely committed toimproving the lives of women and children, especially in the MiddleEast. Through her work as an advocate for clearing land mines andreducing their use, and appearing as a spokesperson before the U. S. Congress and in all media, Mary remains vigilant and vocal in thepursuit of all freedoms. Check out the acclaimed book "The Green Card Stories", that featuredMary Apick.
The book which won the "Best of Photojournalism Award 2012"which was presented by Mary to President Obama at the White house. Thisyear she guest starred with Clair Danes in reoccurring role in theaward winning Show Time television series "Homeland. ".
|1||Asrar ganj dareheye jenni||1974||as Villager's wife|
|2||Gohar-e shab cheragh||1998||as Andora - Black Fairy/Pari - Good Fairy|
|3||ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin||2007||as Herself - Guest|
|4||12 Angry Men and Women||2016||as Juror #11|
|5||1979 Revolution||2016||as Shirin - Mother|
|7||Dash akol||1971||as Marjan|
|9||I Am Neda||2012||as Hajar Rostami|
|11||Monday Nights at Seven||2016||as Beverly|
|12||Parviz Kardan||2012||as Herself|
|13||Price for Freedom||2015||as Sarah Daniels|
|14||Straw Dolls||2015||as Lucine|
|15||The REAL Shahs of Beverly Hills||2015||as Herself|
|16||The Right Stuff||1983||as Woman Reporter|
|17||Homeland||2011||as Fariba Javadi|
|18||On Wings of Eagles||1986||as Mrs. Nourbash|
|19||Samiras Show||2013||as Herself - Guest|