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Khanjian at the Third Golden Apricot Film Festival at Yerevan, Armenia.
University of Toronto
|Occupation||Actress, film producer|
Arsinée Khanjian (Western Armenian: Արսինէ Խանճեան, Eastern Armenian: Արսինե Խանջյան; born 6 September 1958) is an Armenian-Canadian actress and activist. She is widely known for her collaborations with her husband, filmmaker Atom Egoyan. She won the 2003 Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in Ararat.
In addition to her independent work and stage roles, she is regularly cast by her husband, Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan, in his films. She has a bachelor's degree in French and Spanish from Concordia University and a master's degree in political science from the University of Toronto.
Khanjian is a civil rights activist and was briefly detained in Armenia in 2016 while protesting human rights abuses.
Her husband, Atom Egoyan, credits her for inspiring him to further explore his Armenian roots. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their son, Arshile.
Khanjian was a jury member for the Cinéfoundation and Short Films sections at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
|1984||Next of Kin||Azah Deryan|
|La boîte à soleil|
|Montreal Stories||Rima||Segment: "En passant"|
|1995||A Portrait of Arshile||Voice||Short film|
|2 rue de la mémoire|
|1996||Irma Vep||The American|
|1997||Strands||Lab Worker||Short film|
|The Sweet Hereafter||Wanda|
|Bach Cello Suite #4: Sarabande||Sarah|
|Last Night||Streetcar Mother|
|Late August, Early September||Lucie|
|Code Unknown: Incomplete Tales of Several Journeys||Francine|
|2001||Fat Girl||Mrs. Pingot|
|Where the Truth Lies||Publishing Executive|
|2007||The Lark Farm||Armineh|
|2011||Nobody Else But You||Dr. Juliette Geminy|
|De temps et d'eau||Short film|
|2012||No Man's Zone||Narrator (voice)|
|2014||The Cut||Mrs. Nakashian|
|The Captive||Diane Grey|
|2016||Lost in Armenia||Tzarkanoush|
|The Other Side of November||Lea/Layla|
|2017||Last Car||Mayor Keele|
|2019||We Are Gold|
|Guest of Honour||Anna|
|1988||Looking for Nothing||TV short|
|1993||Street Legal||Rosa Martino||Episode: "Truth or Dare"|
|1994–1995||Side Effects||Elaine Chen||Main role (12 episodes)|
|1996||Dinner Along the Amazon||Olivia Penney||TV short|
|1997||Ms. Scrooge||Cratchit||TV film|
|1998||More Tears||Andrea||TV series|
|1999||Foolish Heart||Lena||TV series|
|2000||Foreign Objects||Maria||TV series|
|2001||Mentors||Anaïs Nin||Episode: "Experience"|
|2002||Made in Canada||Crystal||Episode: "Veronica's Friend"|
|2005||Slings and Arrows||Episode: "Rarer Monsters"|
|2006||ReGenesis||Eva Ramone||Episode: "Our Men in Havana"|
|2009||The Border||Ghayda Hassan||Episode: "Broken"|
|2013||Murder in Passing||Mayor||42 episodes|
Awards and nominations
- Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for Foolish Heart (1999)
- Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film Chloe Award (2002).
- Recipient of the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002).
- Queen Zabel Award by the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America (2003).
- Sourp Mesrob Mashdotz Award (2003)
- Durban International Film Festival Winner for Best Actress in Ararat (2003)
- Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in Ararat (2003).
- The Crystal Award for Creative Excellence by Women in Film and Television (2005)
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