Born and raised in West Hills California, Ani Madlen Kazandjian is a twenty-four year old actress, artist, and activist.
She is currently based in Los Angeles, California where she has received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts. During her residency she has performed as The Shadow in Asher Hartmans, Infinite Chicken and The Fate of Love and #14 in The Wolves, directed by Rachel Park, along with many other roles. She has also voiced animated shorts such as, In the Zoo and Year 3. Her recent projects include a new play, Walk Like an Egyptian, written by Tamadhur Al-Aqeel, and a short horror film, Last Kill, which will be premiering in the up coming festival circuit.
Ani is also an installation, performance, and multi media artist. She debuted her work with Historias Del Embargo, a performance piece based on the embargo set by President John F Kennedy on Cuba and its affects on Cuban citizens years later. It was performed in Vinalles, Cuba and was shown in the United States at Plaza De La Raza in Los Angeles, California. Ani is currently working on a photo series titled This Is Not My Home, where she questions the meaning of home and belonging being a Syrian Armenian American woman.
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