Marjane Satrapi


Birthday November 22, 1969

Birth Sign Sagittarius

Birthplace Rasht, Iran

Age 53 years old

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Graphic novelist, children's book author, and cartoonist whose autobiographical work, Persepolis, was adapted into a successful 2007 film. Her other notable works include Embroideries and Chicken with Plums.

Before Fame

She grew up in Iran and studied abroad for a time at The French School of Vienna, Austria. She later graduated from the Islamic Azad University with a master's degree in visual communications.


Her novel, Chicken with Plums, was adapted into a film.

Family Life

She was previously married to a man named Reza from 1989 to 1994; she later married Mattias Ripa.

Associated With

The film based on her book, Persepolis, featured punk rocker Iggy Pop.