Childhood & Biography
Shaghayegh Claudia Lynx, (born June 8, 1982), is an Actor, Model Writer, Humanitarian, and a former Persian Pop Star.
Claudia Lynx was born in Tehran, Iran to a Persian father and Mother. Her mother died at the age of 24 (a few minutes after giving birth to Claudia). The family of four (including her Father, older brother, and their nanny who was like a mother to the kids) moved out of Iran to Europe when Lynx was only three months old, and have never returned since. Claudia was destined to be in front of the camera, and the family knew she was in love with acting at a very young age, and she began her life as an actress and model in Europe at the young age of three, appearing in various TV shows, commercials, and various ads in Europe and Canada. and now Internationally. Claudia came to prominence in 2000 as the first Persian born Actress/ Model who brought the western culture into the Persian entertainment market. Her smash hit singles "Oh Daddy" and "Chareh Chieh" (2000) and a couple more songs were recorded at the age of sixteen and was done intentionally for a demo sample when her former management released it a few years later without the consent of Claudia Lynx herself.
Claudia Lynx got her first break at the age of three when she was discovered by a casting director by the name of Katrina Karingeborg. She was casting for a range of various baby products, and was in search of a fresh new baby face. The casting director was mesmerized by Claudia Lynx’s persona and adorable appearance as well as cute personality. Baby Claudia's father was approached and asked permission for casting his beautiful daughter in a forthcoming advertisement for baby diapers. They family approved, and soon Claudia became very popular in Europe and was known to be the most adorable diapers baby for a couple of years.
At age five, Lynx, her Father, older brother, and their nanny moved to Toronto, Canada where she continued her career as a child actress starring in various kids shows, as a host and a young actress. Claudia was very popular in Toronto especially in the Iranian community.
At the age of eleven, Claudia Lynx was casted to Host and act in the kids segment of a Farsi speaking television show. The show immediately skyrocketed after the Persian community was introduced to the very adorable and energetic young actress. Lynx left the show after two years. At the age of thirteen, Claudia Lynx became the Actress, Writer, Co-Director and Host of another popular hit Persian-Canadian T.V. show, ''Tamasha T.V.'' which was aired every Sunday, from 1995-1997.
In 1995, 13 year old Claudia Lynx was awarded "The Youngest Writer/ Director" of the popular hit Persian-Canadian show titled "Tamasha T.V." which was aired every weekend for two years, starring Claudia Lynx (Shaghayegh) as the lead Actress, and the writer, director of the Kids program. The show was the first Persian-Canadian Television show who had a major segment just for Kids and Teenagers. Lynx was immediately popular and known for her outstanding performances as a young actress, and her creative writing skills concentrating more on real life 'teenager issues' and drama's, and every week the shows would end in useful tips and solutions for Youth's between the ages of eight to nineteen, but 13 year old talented Lynx had Persian fans in all age ranges.
At fifteen, Lynx was discovered by a modeling agent and soon after she began modeling for clients such as Levi's (Levi Strauss & Co.) and was also seen on countless magazine covers and ads, including Pepsi, and various fashion shows, which Lynx later admitted she did not enjoy the hectic and stressful ways of behind the runway show.
At sixteen years of age Claudia Lynx was approached by a Iranian director based in Los Angeles who took a keen interest in producing the teenaged actress and model. Claudia agreed to do a demo tape for starters and to see if she would be available to pursue a singing career with her busy schedule including High School. After one recording session, the manager/director filmed and directed young Claudia for her first music video. After a few months Claudia decided she did not want to continue singing in the Persian market due to the lack of free time she had, and the un-professionalism of the people who wanted to manage her. Claudia made it clear that she was not interested and left it at that. Two years later a music video of Claudia Lynx was released with the demo reel that was recorded by Claudia, and without Claudia Lynx's consent an album titled ''Shaghayegh'' was released. The album did reasonably well, and Shaghayegh Claudia Lynx was soon known to be the first youngest Persian artist in thirty years. Claudia did not follow or continue her singing career. Lynx was soon after nicknamed and referred to as "The Goddess Of Persia" worldwide.
In 2001, Claudia Lynx (19 years old) was awarded by the CSMU (Canadian Search Miss Universe) and T-era Productions who is the Official Preliminary of the CSMU Pageant for "The Best Print and Fashion Model". She was judged mainly for interview, public speaking, writing skills and swimwear while performing in front of an audience of 800 people, including four Official CSMU judges.
The 5'9" Gemini gave outstanding performances in several American movies. She also played Miss World in the popular American television series ''The West Wing'' opposite Martin Sheen. Lynx has continued to appear in various magazine ads ad covers. She was currently in the very anticipated British documentary "The Jackson's are coming" were her relationship with the legendary Jackson family was revealed. Her closest friends include Tito Jackson from The Jackson 5 and pop super star Janet Jackson. In the documentary Lynx confirmed she was not romantically involved with any of the Jackson brothers which was rumored by an English tabloid based in London in May of 2008. The documentary was filmed in London and Devon, England as well as in Los Angeles, CA.
Claudia Lynx is adored and followed by millions of fans. She is very well known for her stunningly beautiful looks, talent and the kind charity work she continues to follow including the very recent 2008 charity event that took place in Devon, England on Claudia Lynx's birthday (June 8th) where the star was a special guest along side her close friend's, The Jackson family. Claudia Lynx, who is also known as Shaghayegh, is the most famous and popular fashion model in the Iranian community (approximately sixty million) and is also the biggest beauty Icon in four decades, which earned her the nickname "The Goddess Of Persia"/ "Persian Goddess", and is now referred to as "The Most Beautiful Woman Alive" internationally, after winning the number one spot for three executive years (2009-2011) by major international celebrity polls.
Despite rumors created by the British media, Claudia Lynx is currently not in a relationship. She has made it clear and recently stated, "I'm actually very happy this way [being single]. I'm busy with my career and spend my time with my family and close friends... maybe in the near future I may meet my soul mate, but for now, I'm very happy."