Angela Sarafyan

Angela Sarafyan

Imagination played a large role in the life of actress Angela Sarafyan, with early cinema experiences leaving her little doubt as what to pursue as a profession. Born in Yerevan, Armenia, Sarafyan moved with her parents to the United States at the age of 4, where she later studied ballet and played piano. Despite her father being an actor back in Armenia, Sarafyan said she was unaware of this fact when she soon fell in love with images of Arnold Schwarzenegger on the silver screen and promptly declared her intentions to take up such a career. However, Hollywood would wait a number of years for Sarafyan, who did not examine these leanings again until after high school. After obtaining her Screen Actors Guild card as an extra in a Coca-Cola commercial, Sarafyan quickly landed her first television role on the series "Judging Amy" (CBS 1999-2005) in 2000. From there, it was a steady stream of one-off television credits; she also gained attention during this period as the "Cingular Umbrella Girl" in a quirky commercial for the wireless carrier. Films soon began to dot her resume, including "Kabluey" (2007) with Lisa Kudrow and "A Beautiful Life" (2008) with Dana Delany. She landed her biggest role to date as Egyptian vampire Tia in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" (2012). She clocked further big screen time in films such as the low-budget Jason Sudeikis comedy "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" (2011), the human trafficking drama "The Immigrant" (2013) with Joaquin Phoenix and the legal thriller "Paranoia" (2013) with Liam Hemsworth and Harrison Ford.


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