This award follows a litany of other achievements including an Oscar nomination for her performance in "The House of Sand and Fog" and a 2009 Emmy Award for her supporting role on the HBO original miniseries, "House of Saddam."
"The Stoning of Soraya M," released last summer, was shown the night before in honor of TheWIFTS Foundation's Humanitarian Award winner.
The film, directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and written by Betsy Nowrasteh, is based on a true story about how a village persecuted an innocent woman.
Shohreh's commitment to the Nowrasteh film led her to speak out about the plight of women in Iran. This speech connected her with organizations such as Vital Voices and Moral Courage.