Marriage: Javad Tavassolian (1975-divorce date unknown)
Children: Nargess (female); Negar (female)
Education: University of Tehran, law degree, 1969; University of Tehran, doctorate, 1971
Is the first Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
March 1969 - Becomes the first female judge in Iran.
1975-1979 - Serves as president of the city court of Tehran.
1979 - Is forced to step down as a judge after the Islamic Revolution.
2000 - Jailed for more than three weeks and suspended from practicing law for five years after she and another attorney are accused of releasing a video that supposedly slandered members of the government.
2007 - Represents imprisoned Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari, who is released after being arrested on charges of threatening national security.
November 2009 - The Iranian government confiscates Ebadi's Nobel medal and freezes her bank accounts.
August 2015 - Ebadi and other high-profile Iranians release a video encouraging Americans to support the nuclear deal with Iran.