Angela Sarafyan is becoming known as the actress involved in 2 movies about the Armenian Genocide: 1915 and The Promise. Her fans are also looking forward to seeing her in HBO's highly anticipated new series Westworld.
Of course, this is in addition to an ever growing body of work that garners very positive responses.
Angela's career so far:
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 CSI:NY (2006). She also appeared in Britney Spears' Stronger music video in 2001.
For quite a while she was often remembered for her appearance in a Cingular Cell Phone commercial, often referred to as the "Cingular Umbrella Girl".
From 2007 to 2009, Angela guest starred in episodes of Cold Case and The Mentalist. She was involved in several feature film productions: On The Doll, Kabluey with Lisa Kudrow and Teri Garr, A Beautiful Life with Dana Delany, and The Informers with Billy Bob Thornton and Mickey Rourke.
For 2010, Angela had a recurring role in the Fox TV series The Good Guys (rumor being she was brought in to revitalize it), was widely noticed in a State Farm Insurance commercial, and appeared in several web series such as Sex Ed, followed in 2011 by her appearance in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy and a guest star role as an evil mastermind on the Criminal Minds season finale.
Very busy in 2012, Angela helped to promote the Twilight Saga's Breaking Dawn Part 2, her role being Tia, a fan favorite. She also starred in a new web series produced by Taco Bell titled Let's Big Happy, and guest starred on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She also worked with Marion Cotillard in the film Nightingale. Content Mode magazine published a feature article about her as well.
She worked with Marion again in The Immigrant in 2013, the year where she also had a fun role in the Harrison Ford movie Paranoia, followed by a guest appearance on Blue Bloods, an Herbal Essence commercial, and the ARPA International Film Festival Rising Star Award in 2014.
2015 became another busy year for Angela, with 1915 The Movie, Me Him Her (which wasn't actually released until 2016), Me You and Five Bucks, HBO's Westworld, a feature in More Magazine, The Promise, American Horror Story, and more.
Still working on Westworld in 2016, Angela is also helping to promote the finally released film Me Him Her by Max Landis, and there is Oscar buzz about The Promise.
Oh, and she got a new puppy.
Here's some personal info Angela shares:
Angela's interest in movies and acting very early on:
Ever since I was four years old, I loved movies. This may sound ridiculous, but some of the very first films that had a profound affect on me were The Terminator, Terminator 2, and Robocop. I remember watching Arnold Schwartzenegger die and thinking, "that's where I want to be, in a different world, in this other life, even if I must die for it".
My father told me it wasn't real, but I wouldn't believe him. I did see Arnold die with blood. But the next thing you know, he is playing Danny DeVito's twin. I tried to convince my father that he must have done the movie before The Terminator; but eventually I believed my dad. And decided that I wanted to be an actor.
My father was an actor, and he did not take me seriously - I also wanted to be a ballerina, a truck driver, a teacher, doctor, a store clerk, mother, a pediatrician, a mechanic, a cook, an astronaut, a scientist, an angel, a smurf (I liked where the smurfs live).
I loved all the cartoons, - Tom and Jerry, certainly Tom was my favorite - and I wanted to be a part of that family. Maybe Tom could be my cat, and I could be Donald Duck's girlfriend; I loved Donald from the Disney Cartoons, and the Looney Tunes.
So, now you can understand the mind of a four year old, or maybe just my mind, and why my dad didn't take me seriously. But you see, through acting I could live these lives. OK, maybe not Donald Duck's girlfriend, but it's always fun to live in my imagination.
Training as an actress:
In terms of pursuing acting as a career, I must say it is fairly recent. In terms of training, I am always in pursuit; I study with a teacher who trained with Lee Strasberg at The Actor's Studio as an actor and teacher and has been teaching for over 20 years. I have been studying with him for 3 years.