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President Trump's travel ban: Jerry Seinfeld, Iman and other celebrities with ties to affected countries

President Donald Trump’s travel ban -- parts of which went into effect Thursday, June 29, 2017, after being green-lighted by the U.S. Supreme Court -- bars foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, unless they have “any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

From comedian Jerry Seinfeld to former “Saturday Night Live” actress Nasim Pedrad, these celebrities are among those with family ties to the countries (Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya) affected by the ban.

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld

Long Island native, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, is of
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Long Island native, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, is of Jewish-Syrian descent. His grandparents on his mother's side were immigrants from Aleppo.

Comedian Eddie Izzard

Stand-up comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, who has
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Stand-up comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, who has most recently appeared as Dr. Abel Gideon on "Hannibal," was born in Aden, Yemen, to British parents.

'Game of Thrones' actor Alexander Siddig

Alexander Siddig, best known for roles in
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Alexander Siddig, best known for roles in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Game of Thrones" and "Peaky Blinders," was raised in Britain but born in Sudan.

'Person of Interest' actress Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi, who is best known for her
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Sarah Shahi, who is best known for her roles as Sameen Shaw on "Person of Interest" and Renée Royce on "Chicago Fire," is the daughter of an Iranian father and Spanish mother.

'The Godfather: Part III' actor Mario Donatone

Italian actor Mario Donatone, who appeared as Mosca
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Italian actor Mario Donatone, who appeared as Mosca in "The Godfather: Part III" and as the cardinal in "John Wick: Chapter 2," was born in Tripoli, Libya.

'Shahs of Sunset' actress Asa Soltan Rahmati

Asa Soltan Rahmati has said that her family
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Asa Soltan Rahmati has said that her family fled Iran in the 1970s when she was a child. They later moved to California, where she appeared on season 1 of Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset."

'Body of Lies' actress Golshifteh Farahani

Golshifteh Farahani, whose most notable role was as
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Golshifteh Farahani, whose most notable role was as Aisha in 2008's "Body of Lies," plays Haifaa Meni in the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." She was born in Tehran, Iran, but currently lives in Paris.

Musician K’naan

Musician K'naan is an up-and-coming rapper who performed
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Musician K'naan is an up-and-coming rapper who performed on "The Late Show," back when Jay Leno was host. He was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, but later moved to Canada.

Model Iman

Iman Abdulmajid, known simply as Iman, was born
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Iman Abdulmajid, known simply as Iman, was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, before she moved to America while still in college to begin her career as a model.

'Shahs of Sunset' actor Reza Farahan

Reza Farahan, a main cast member on Bravo's
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Reza Farahan, a main cast member on Bravo's "Shahs of Sunset," was born in Tehran, Iran, before his family moved to Beverly Hills.

'The Good Witch' actress Catherine Bell

Actress Catherine Bell, best known for her parts
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Actress Catherine Bell, best known for her parts in "Jag" and "The Good Witch," was born to an Iranian mother.

'Scandal' actress Artemis Pebdani

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"Scandal" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" actress Artemis Pebdani is the daughter of Iranian immigrants.

'Homeland' actor Navid Negahban

Navid Negahban is still widely regarded as Abu
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Navid Negahban is still widely regarded as Abu Nazir, the al-Qaeda leader he played on "Homeland." He was born in Mashhad, Iran, before moving to Germany and eventually the United States.

'Captain Phillips' actor Barkhad Abdi

Barkhad Abdi, best known for his role as
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Barkhad Abdi, best known for his role as Muse in "Captain Phillips," was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, before moving to Yemen. He and his family moved to Minneapolis when he was 14 years old.

'Iron Man' actor Shaun Toub

Shaun Toub was born in Tehran, Iran, before
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Shaun Toub was born in Tehran, Iran, before immigrating to New Hampshire. He is best known for his roles in "The Kite Runner," "Iron Man" and "Homeland."

'Star Trek Beyond' actress Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo, who has acted in
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Shohreh Aghdashloo, who has acted in "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Grimm," "Star Trek Beyond" and more, was born in Tehran, Iran.

'Heroes' actor Adrian Pasdar

Actor Adrian Pasdar's father is of Iranian descent.
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Actor Adrian Pasdar's father is of Iranian descent. He is best known for his roles in "Heroes," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and most recently, "Colony."

'Homeland' actress Nazanin Boniadi

Nazanin Boniadi, best known for her role as
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Nazanin Boniadi, best known for her role as Fara Sherazi on "Homeland," is an immigrant from Tehran, Iran.

'Saturday Night Live' star Nasim Pedrad

Nasim Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran, and
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Nasim Pedrad was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up in Irvine, California, She is an actress best known as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" and a voice actress in "The Lorax" and "Despicable Me 2."

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