Early Life and Family Background: Marjane Satrapi was born into a progressive and politically active family in Rasht, Iran. Her father, Ebi Satrapi, was an engineer, and her mother, Taji Satrapi, was involved in political activities. Marjane’s family was part of the Iranian intelligentsia, which exposed her to a wide array of cultural and political ideas from a young age.

Early Years and Hardships: Growing up during the tumultuous times of the Iranian Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the Islamic Republic, Marjane experienced significant upheaval. Her family’s political stance made life difficult under the new regime, which led to a series of personal and political struggles.

In her early teens, her parents sent her to Vienna, Austria, for safety and a better education. This period was marked by isolation, cultural shock, and identity crises, which later became the foundation of her acclaimed graphic novel “Persepolis.”

Education and Early Career: After returning to Iran, Marjane completed her high school education and later attended the Islamic Azad University, where she studied Visual Communication. Her passion for art and storytelling drove her to further her studies in France at the School of Fine Arts in Strasbourg.

Successes and Achievements: Following “Persepolis,” she continued to publish graphic novels, including “Embroideries” and “Chicken with Plums,” both of which received critical acclaim. She also ventured into filmmaking, directing several films, such as “Chicken with Plums” (2011) and “The Voices” (2014).

Real Name: Marjane Satrapi

Date of Birth: November 22, 1969

Birth Place: Rasht, Iran

Residence: Paris, France (primarily)

Nationality: Iranian-French

Religion: Raised in a secular, non-religious household

Partner: Reza (First husband, divorced); Mattias Ripa (current husband)

Father: Ebi Satrapi

Mother: Taji Satrapi

Horoscope: Sagittarius

Age: 54 (as of 2024)

Height: 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm)

Weight: Approximately 132 lbs (60 kg)

Body Type: Slim

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Black