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Fara Sherazi
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Name: Fara Sherazi
Status: Deceased
Birthplace: Unknown
Date of death: 2014
Cause of death: Executed (stabbed) by Haissam Haqqani
Nationality: Persian-American
Religion: Muslim
Affiliation: CIA
Profession: Financial Analyst
Rank: Finances, Analyzing
Father: Kourosh Sherazi
Mother: Unknown
Marital status: Single
Played by: Nazanin Boniadi
Season(s): 3, 4
Episodes: 16 appearances
First episode: Uh... Oh... Ah...
Last episode: 13 Hours in Islamabad

"How often do we see a hijab-wearing, career-driven, intelligent, independent Muslim woman on television with a voice of her own? It’s a groundbreaking role that I’m honored to play. Homeland is great at challenging our preconceived ideas. Many viewers will make up their minds about Fara the moment they set sight on her and hear her speak. She wears a headscarf and has a slight Iranian accent. She looks and feels completely out of place the moment she arrives at the CIA. She definitely senses that people define her by her appearance. The question is, has she become what society has imbued her with or does she prove them wrong?" – Nazanin Boniadi

Fara Sherazi was a CIA analyst.  She lived with her father, who was, for a time, unaware of her job with the CIA, and believed her to be a banker until she was visited by the IG, or Inspector General (CIA), when she missed two days of work after the double homicide of Javadi's ex-wife Fariba and daughter-in-law Susan. She was killed by Haqqani when he invaded the U.S. embassy.


At a glance, Fara's wearing the hijab gave the assumption that she was Muslim and viewed suspiciously in working for the CIA, as shown when she is first introduced to the series. However, it was later made clear that she truly cared for the United States. She joined the CIA after the Langley bombing because she thought that her Farsi language skills might help bring the bomber(s) to justice.

People and Relationships

Saul Berenson

In the beginning, Saul was rather harsh toward her and judged her for working for the CIA and wearing a hijab, even in light of the bombing. Even after she has proved her worth to him, it is obvious that, like with Carrie, Saul manipulates Fara and takes advantage of her skills.

Carrie Mathison

Carrie was rude to Fara, which Max pointed out after her death. She "wished" she would've been nicer. She constantly yelled at her for being too sensitive and not understanding enough. Even though Fara was an analyst, she almost always got caught up in things way beyond dangerous, which she didn't like and wasn't comfortable with doing.

Carrie called her father to tell him about her death, where she broke down crying.

Peter Quinn

Peter and Fara didn't talk or interact much, despite working together much of the time, but he was upset a long time after she was gone and never shared this with anyone.


Even though it wasn't clear before, Max deeply cared for Fara, possibly because she was quiet and reserved like he was. He tried giving himself in her place before she died and was completely distraught and upset over her death, for which he blamed Carrie.

He told Carrie she just wanted their approval and that they were always "mean" to her, which Carrie knew (and was true) but she said she was training her. He told Carrie that Fara shouldn't even have been there since she was "just an analyst". He brings this up later on too, clearly showing he thinks it was her fault.


Season 3
"Tin Man Is Down" Uh... Oh... Ah... "Tower of David" Game On "The Yoga Play"
Still Positive Gerontion A Red Wheelbarrow "One Last Thing" Good Night
"Big Man in Tehran" "The Star"
Season 4
The Drone Queen Trylon and Perisphere Shalwar Kameez Iron in the Fire About a Boy
From A to B and Back Again Redux Halfway to a Donut There's Something Else Going On 13 Hours in Islamabad
"Krieg Nicht Lieb" "Long Time Coming"