Shoreh Aghdashloo to Appear on LAW & ORDER: SVU

Shoreh Aghdashloo

Shoreh Aghdashloo (24, FlashForward) is set to guest star in a January episode of LAW & ORDER: SVU.

TV Guide reports that Aghdashloo will play Sunny Qadar, an investigator from the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in the “Dirty” episode. This casting apparently came about after SVU star Mariska Hargitay (Olivia Benson) and Aghdashloo met at the 2010 Emmy Awards and immediately liked each other.

Aghdashloo won an Emmy for her role in HBO’s 2008 mini-series House of Saddam and she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 2003’s Sand and Fog.

Law & Order: SVU airs on NBC Wednesdays at 9pm/8 central.