Category: Armenian Actors

We are proud to present the following Armenian Actors on Barahantes.Com, the Premier Armenian Entertainment Website

Angela Sarafyan

Angela Sarafyan on Barahantes.ComABOUT ANGELA SARAFYAN

Angela Sarafyan is the actress often remembered for her appearance in a Cingular Cell Phone commercial, so she’s often referred to as the “Cingular Umbrella Girl”. She has also recently garnered attention for her role in the feature film Kabluey and her two guest star appearances in the popular USA series In Plain Siight

Angela was born in 1983 and is currently single.

One of her earliest roles was on the TV series Judging Amy (2000). She then went on to do guest roles on series such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer (2002), The Shield (2004), The Division (2004), 24 (2006), and recently CSI:NY (2006).

For 2007, Angela guest starred in an episode of Cold Case. Also for 2007, she was involved in two feature film productions: On The Doll, and Kabluey (with Lisa Kudrow and Teri Garr), and A Beautiful Life with Dana Delany and Debi Mazar.

In 2008, Angela worked with Billy Bob Thornton and Mickey Rourke in the film The Informers.

source: Angela Sarafyan’s Website

Marco Khan

Marco Khan(lian) on Barahantes.ComABOUT MARCO KHAN (KHANLIAN)

Marco Khan(lian) is a true citizen of the world. He was born March 27th of Armenian parents in Tehran, Iran. His father, Levon was born in Lebanon and raised in Iran where he met his wife Anna, born in Babol, Iran. Marco’s grandparents (from his mother’s side) were a grandfather from Russia and a grandmother from the country of Georgia. Marco and his younger brother left Iran at age 11 in pursuit of higher education. Schooled in Venice, Italy and then in Catalina Island, California. Marco now calls Los Angeles, CA, home. At age 17, Marco picked up English as his 4th language and assumed the responsibility as the caretaker for his entire family. While operating a series of restaurants for 12 years to support his family, Marco enjoyed brief stints as a Professional Athlete in Soccer, Football and Pro Wrestling! After his father passed away, he decided to pursue his lifelong passion of becoming an actor. His looks, talent, and diverse background have allowed Marco to play a variety of interesting characters. He is a versatile actor, achieving success in comedy, action and drama. Despite his “tough guy” appearance, his demeanor is quiet, gentle, gracious and sincere. As a father, he loves children and animals. On July 4th of 2006, Marco proposed to the love of his life Heather in Cape Town on the set of 10,000 BC (2008) and they married on May 12th of 2007. Almost everyone who meets Marco agrees that there is “Just something special that draws you towards him.” He is a kind and tolerant humanitarian who is relentless in his pursuit for peace. Always positive and encouraging to others, “Never Give Up” is the motto he lives by. Marco is a true believer that everything happens for a reason, that tests and trials in life shape your character and that his destiny is in God’s hands.

source: Marco Khan’s IMDB Profile

Ellenie Galestian

Ellenie Galestian on Barahantes.ComABOUT ELLENIE GALESTIAN


Ellenie’s talents have been featured on MTV, VH1, ESPN, DirecTV, and Power 106 radio. She was on SITV’s, The Drop TV show, ABC’s morning show, Good Morning America, and featured on The Today Show with NBC. Ellenie has participated in large scale performances in Times Square for NFL, NASCAR, & NASDAQ. She has also toured in Disney’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” She has performed in NYC shows, including “Trains, Boats, & Planes,” as well as “La Dolce Vita” for the Sarah Ferguson Foundation (featuring Aretha Franklin and Natasha Bedingfield).

Ellenie has danced for musical artists such as Disney teen pop star, Austin Anderson, Stevie B., Amir, Mihran, Kid Creole, Sister Sledge, Karissa Danielle, and Mary Avenue. She recently choreographed and performed for Armenian pop superstar, Armenchik, at the 2009 Armenian Music Awards, where he won “Best Concert Tour of the Year.” She also choreographed for Armenchik’s concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas with her dance company, “In Dance We Trust.” Ellenie worked closely with Mihran at the 2009 MTV Latin Music Awards for Kelly Rowland and David Guetta to orchestrate the performance of “When Love Takes Over.” In addition, she choreographed & performed at the 2010 LA Music Awards showcase.

From stage to screen, Ellenie was featured in the VMA-nominated pop-rock music video “Check Yes Juliet” by We The King’s, “If You Want To” by Mihran, “Less Than 3” by A Living Daylight, “Not the Only One” by Skyline, French-Rock music video “Loli-Ménagerie” by Nous Non Plus. In addition, she has worked closely with international artists such as Googoosh, Leila Forouhar, and Silva Hakopyan.

Ellenie’s work in film and television include, “B-Girl: The Movie,” Wayan’s Brothers’ movie promo for “Dance Flick,” “The Brian Mcknight Show” on KCAL 9, commercial’s for Mattel Toy’s and Anaheim Comic Con 2010.

Look out for Ellenie’s debut single, “You Can Run,” coming soon in June 2010!

source: Ellenie Galestian

Ellenie’s talents have been embraced by MTV, VH1, Power 106 Radio, SITV’s “The Drop” TV show, NFL, ESPN, NASCAR, Direct TV-NASDAQ, Six Flags, ABC’s morning show, “Good Morning America,” & NBC’s “Today Show.”

Krikor Satamian

Krikorian Satamian on Barahantes.ComABOUT KRIKOR SATAMIAN

Krikor Satamian is a graduate of the American University of Beirut (AUB). Attended the “London School of Film Technique” and the “Bristol Old Vic Theater School”. After one season of acting at the Belgrade Theater in Coventry City, England, he returned to Lebanon to take up the positions of Artistic Director of the renowned AGBU Vahram Papazian Theater Company, and Lecturer of Drama at AUB.

In 1972 he took the Papazian company on a successful tour of Armenia and in 1975 to France, England and Cyprus. Upon the invitation of the “Bristol Old Vic Theater School”, he went to teach at his former theater school before immigrating to the US in 1976 and joining the famous “Colonnades Theater Lab.” in New York City as one of its resident directors. Directing his first play for the Off-Broadway company, he was invited to the “Hope Summer Repertory Company” to direct on three consecutive occasions. A year later he joined the Armenian General Benevolent Union in New York City as its National Artistic Director and since then he has founded several AGBU theater companies in Boston, Detroit, New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He was the Managing Director and host of the “Spotlight Armenians” TV program in New York City. In 1981 he appeared as Azmi Bey in the film “Assignment Berlin” and in 1988 in “Chickpeas” Off-Broadway he appeared with the Classic Theater in Shirvanzadeh’s “Evil Spirit”, in the demanding role of Kij-Taniel and in Nishan Parlakian’s “Grandma Pray For Me” in the lead role of Deacon. In 1988 he moved to the AGBU in Los Angeles and took over the Ardavazt Theater Company as its Artistic Director. Krikor Satamian has so far directed 75 plays, three operettas, and acted in 85 plays.

He also participates in professional American productions whenever time permits. In 1992 he acted in the successful AGBU professional production of “Three Acts of Love” in English. In 1995 he played a character role in the American film entitled “Subterfuge”. Directed by Herb Freed. On January 9, 1997, he appeared with Brooke Shields in the NBC weekly sitcom “Suddenly Susan” and on March 27, 1997, he appeared in the NBC weekly sitcom “The Naked Truth” starring Tea Leoni and George Wendt. On February 28, 1998, he played the role of a Russian mafia boss in the “Team Knight Rider” on UPN 13, and in October and November of 1998 he played the part of Nikos in Raffi Arzoomanian’s “The Moths” at the Hudson Backstage Theater in Hollywood. In November 1998 he played a major role in the film “Pedestrians”. followed by a cameo appearance on “Mad TV” on Fox 11. Recently he played a character role in the film “Enemies of Laughter” directed by Joey Travolta and supporting roles in two other American films “After Freedom” directed by Vahe Babayan and “Pomegranate” directed by Greg Kuzirian. He has also appeared in one episode of “24” and “Alias” TV series. Recently he played a cameo role in the film “Must Love Dogs” with Diane Lane. John Cusack, Christopher Plummer and directed by Gary David Goldberg.