Khanjian, Arsinee 1958–

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KHANJIAN, Arsinee 1958–


Born 1958, in Beirut, Lebanon; married Atom Egoyan (a director, producer, and writer); children: Arshile (son). Education: Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, B.A.; University of Toronto, M.A.

Career: Actress, producer, and translator.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award, best performance by an actress in a continuing leading dramatic role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1999, for Foolish Heart; Genie Award, best performance by an actress in a leading role, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 2003, for Ararat.


Film Appearances:

Azah Deryan, Next of Kin, Zeitgeist Films, 1984.

Aline, Family Viewing, Cinephile/Zeitgeist Films, 1987.

La boite a soleil (also known as The Box of Sun), 1988.

Lisa, Speaking Parts, Zeitgeist Films, 1989.

Canadian customs agent, "En Passant," Montreal vu par (also known as Montreal Sextet and Six variations sur un theme), 1991.

Hera, The Adjuster (also known as L'expert en sinistres), Orion Classics, 1991.

Elizabeth, Chickpeas, 1992.

Wife and translator, Calendar, Zeitgeist Films, 1993.

Zoe, Exotica, Miramax, 1994.

A Portrait of Arshile, 1995.

2 rue de la memoire, 1995.

American woman, Irma Vep, Zeitgeist Films, 1996.

Wanda Otto, The Sweet Hereafter (also known as De beaux lendemains), Fine Line Features, 1997.

Lab worker, Strands, 1997.

Lucie, Fin aout, debut septembre (also known as Late August, Early September), Zeitgeist Films, 1998.

Streetcar mother, Last Night (also known as Minuit), Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Sentimental Education, Wildshot Pictures, 1998.

Gala, Felicia's Journey (also known as Le voyage de Felicia), Artisan Entertainment, 1999.

Francine, Code inconnu: Recit incomplet de divers voyages (also known as Code Unknown, Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys, Code inconnu, and Code—Unbekannt), Mongrel Media, 2000.

Mother, A ma soeur! (also known as Fat Girl, For My Sister, and A mia sorella!), Cowboy Pictures, 2001.

Ani, Ararat, Miramax, 2002.

Publishing executive, Where the Truth Lies, ThinkFilm, 2005.

Title role, Sabah, Mongrel Media, 2005.

Film Work:

Coproducer, Calendar, Zeitgeist Films, 1993.

Television Appearances; Series:

Elaine Chen, a recurring role, Side Effects, CBC, 1994–95.

Lena, Foolish Heart, CBC, 1999.

Maria, Foreign Objects, CBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Andrea, More Tears, CBC, 1998.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Looking for Nothing (short), 1988.

Olivia Penney, Dinner along the Amazon, 1996.

Libba Cratchit, Ms. Scrooge, USA Network, 1997.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rosa Martino, "Truth or Dare," Street Legal, CBC, 1993.

Sarah, "Sarabande" (also known as "Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande"), Yo-Yo Ma: Inspired by Bach, 1998.

"The Films of Atom Egoyan," The Directors, Encore, c. 2000.

Anais Nin, "Experience," Mentors, 2001.

Crystal, "Veronica's Friend," Made in Canada, CBC, 2002.


Screenplays; Translator:

"En passant," Montreal vu par (also known as Montreal Sextet and Six variations sur un theme), 1991.

A Portrait of Arshile, 1995.