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Arsinée Khanjian Poster

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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 6 September 1958Beirut, Lebanon

Mini Bio (1)

Arsinée Khanjian was born on September 6, 1958 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is known for her work on Felicia's Journey (1999), The Sweet Hereafter (1997) and Ararat (2002). She is married to Atom Egoyan. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Atom Egoyan (? - present) (1 child)

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Known for her work in independant films, chiefly of Canadian or French origin.
Has played a role in almost every film her husband Atom Egoyan has made

Trivia (6)

B.A. Concordia University, Canada (French and Spanish). M.A. University of Toronto (Political Science)
As a Christmas gift, she gave her husband Atom Egoyan the book "The Sweet Hereafter". Egoyan credited this gift as his inspiration to adapt the story into a film. The Sweet Hereafter (1997) would go on to earn him two Oscar nominations.
Was seven months pregnant when her scenes in Exotica (1994) were filmed.
The Playback All-Time Best Canadian Movie List was voted on by Playback readers, who were invited to submit their five favorite Canadian movies in order of preference. Of the ten movies that made the list, Khanjian had appeared in three of them, including the number one film The Sweet Hereafter (1997).
Don McKellar, fellow Canadian actor and frequent collaborator with Atom Egoyan, released his directorial debut Last Night (1998) to much critical acclaim. McKellar cast Khanjian, as well as other Egoyan regular Sarah Polley. In another coincidence, David Cronenberg took an acting role in Last Night (1998), and later, along with Egoyan took a cameo role in Barney's Version (2010).
Is fluent in English, French, and Armenian.

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