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Nora Armani



Height: 5'4"

Hair: Blonde

Eyes: Hazel


Training:  University of London, RADA Hunter CUNY, UCLA Exension, Theatre du Soleil, Grotowsky


Based: New York, NY

Considered a local hire in:

LA, Paris, London and Yerevan.


Photo: Xiaopeng Zhan


Photo: Xiaopeng Zhan

Film/ TV

The Last Wish.                               Grushenka (Lead)               Rax Rinnekangas - Spain-Finland co-production

Absolute Dominion.                     Hoda Sha'arawy (co-)        Lexi Alexander - Netflix - USA 

I am Gitmo                                        Ltn. Nour                               Philippe Diaz - CinemaLibre Studio - USA

Lazy People                                     Vardouhi                                 Jackie Postajian, Katherine Ferenchak

The Blacklist: Redemption       Mrs. Salib                              Don Thorin - NBC - TV

Crossing the Line                          Mar Mar  (Lead)                   Andre Fuad Degas - Nubia Prod.s

Good Funk                                        Isabelle                                   Adam Kitzler – AKA Productions
Mrs. Andreas (Lead)         M.Dovlatyan - Best Actress Award

Hungry                                               Nutritionist                          Jillie & Thomas Simon 
Manager                                 Vladan Nikolic – V Productions
The Last Show                              
Eve (Lead)                             Ricky Lu – MG Cinecraft
Camelia (Lead)                    Dima Sbeitan – DSM Productions

Chasing Taste                                Customer                              Sean Gannet, Prod Ashley Wren Collins

The Lost Soul                                 Agency Employee             Jacques-Yves Mistretta- Paramita

Last Station                                     Self (Lead)                            Meronk & ArmenFilm Studios

The Doors Of Denis                      Mme Jeunet (Lead)          Daniel Onoda (dir.) - New York

Casualty                                             Melissa Develi (Rec)        Declan O’Dwyer (dir.) - BBC TV

The Medlar Tree                             French Woman (Lead)    I. Ouzounian - Flagrant Délit-Paris

The Friends                                     Reem (Lead)                         I. Abdelhafez  - Egyptian TV

Neighbor, Neighbor                     Mme Diril (Co-star)           Malik Chibane - Alhambra-

La Nouvelle Eve                             Laurence (Co-star)          Catherine Corsini - France

Le Coeur à l'Ouvrage                    Hospital Nurse                  Laurent Dussaux  - France

St. Elsewhere                                 Mother (Guest star)          Victor Hsu - Los Angeles

Deadline in 7 Days (F)                   Mariam (Lead)                     A.Ernjakyan -Kamera-Armenia 

Character Lifestyle shot

Photo: Levon Parian

Character headshot

Photo: Al Nazemian


Mercedes and Zaruhi           Actor/ Director Solo play      SRFF - Theatre Row New York City

iMigrant Woman                     Director                                         Zoom Production - Valentina Acava 

Terrorism                                   Psychologist/Woman1           Presnyakov - Velani Dibba - LenFest Ctr.

Six Characters in Search    The Mother                                  Priandello - Patrick Mulryan - Theatre 71

Mercedes                                   Zaruhi                                             H. Ghazanchyan – National Theatre of Armenia
Of Sacred Wrath                    
Nina                                                Taleen Babayan – Davenport Theatre New York 

Plebeians Rehearse              Helen Weigel                              Mehmet Ergen - Arcola Theatre London

Sojourn At Ararat                    She                                                 G. Papasian - Joe's Pub, Public Theatre NY

La Fete Virile                            Drifa                                                Habib Nagmoushi - Theatre de la Tempete Paris

Lend me an ID                          Solo                                                DIWAN - CUNY Graduate Centre - New York 
No Possible Return                
Heghine                                        National Theatre of Armenia – H. Ghazanchyan
Evocations of Armenia        
Cello & Word                               MET Museum of Art-New York-Sunday@MET
The Vagina Monologues      
I Was There                                 Landmark Loew’s Theatre NJ - Lilian Ribeiro 
The Lover (H. Pinter)            
Sarah                                              Waterman’s-London, Luna-LA, Arkadas-Cologne
Beyond the Veil                      
Mrs. King                                       Where Eagles Dare - John Chatterton - NYC

The Kind and I                          Anna                                               Cairo Radio Theatre - M. Sobhi  + TV
Measure for Measure            
Isabella                                         Open Air Theatre – AUC - David Woodman  
Arms and the Man                  
Raina                                              Young Vic Theatre – London - G. Papasian  
Much Ado About Nothing    
Beatrice                                       A League Theater - LA - G. Papasian


In Her Shoes                             Kuwaiti Housewife                  Mackenzie Fegen – Human Rights Watch

Intel                                               French Businesswoman      Rick Kaplan – Sherpa Productions 

Bank of America                      Print Ad for Banking              Eli Hershko - Addison



English - Mother Tongue - UK and US 

French - Native Level - Parisian standard

Arabic - Native Level - Egyptian standard

Armenian - Mother Tongue - Eastern and Western

​Italian - Fluent - Rome

Turkish - Advanced - Istanbul 

Russian - Intermediate - Moscow

Training & Workshops

Théâtre du Soleil - Workshop with Ariane Mnouchkine

Complicity Theatre - Workshop with Simon MacBurney

Grotowsky Voice Training - Elizabeth Albahaca

Movement Training - Monica Magnieux

Acting- Speech - UCLA Extension
Acting - Accents and TV - RADA London Summer Classes


M.A. Theatre & Film Studies - Hunter College CUNY (May 2020)

M.Sc. London School of Economics - University of London
B.A. in Sociology [Minor in English] - AUC 

Acting Coach - Masterclasses internationally

Simultaneous and conference interpreting

Basketball, Volleyball, and swimming

Belly Dancing

Ballroom Dancing

Singing - Soprano

DIY - Upholstery, costumes, sets and lighting

Camera equipment and DP work 


Nora Armani is an award-winning actress, filmmaker, producer, and theatre practitioner. She has toured internationally with her self-penned plays winning critics' accolades and awards. She has starred on screen and in Television in the USA, UK, Egypt, France, and Armenia. Her most recent co-starring screen roles include Absolute Dominion (Netflix) directed by Lexi Alexander, and The Last Wish (Finland- Spain) directed by Rax Rinnekangas. Currently, both are in post-production. 


Ms. Armani has produced feature and short films that have been screened at the Official Selections of festivals such as Cannes (Haifa by Rashid Masharawy - Un Certain Regard), Rotterdam (Last Station by Harutyun Khatchatryan and Nora Armani - in Competition), Edinburgh, Paris, London, Amsterdam (IDFA) and her own directed short film has won her a Best Woman Director of a Short award for iMigrant Woman, at the Toronto Independent Film Festival CIFT. The film was a finalist and semi-finalist in many other festivals.


Armani is the Founding Artistic Director of SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York since 2013. The festival has screened over 700 films from 40 countries. She holds two Master's Degrees; in Sociology from the London School of Economics, and more recently, in Theatre/film from Hunter College City University New York. She has contributed to important publications and presented papers at Harvard University and at Columbia University (Harriman College) on identity in the films of Sergei Parajanov. She has taught at The University of La Verne, California, LSE, AUA, and NYIT. Armani divides her time between New York and Paris, but travels to other parts of the world for work, such as London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Yerevan.


Nora was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Alexandria Film Festival of Mediterranean Countries, in Alexandria, Egypt. 

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