Rosie Malek-Yonan

  • Born: (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

Rosie Malek-Yonan (born July 4, 1955 Tehran, Iran) is an Assyrian-American actress, author, director, public figure and activist. Malek-Yonan became a noted pianist at an early age. Having graduated from the University of Cambridge, she settled in the United States, where she pursued a career in music and dramatic arts. As an actress she appeared in well over 30 films and television series, including Up Close & Personal (1996) and Rendition (2007), as well as, among others, Dynasty, CSI: Miami, JAG, ER and Babylon 5.

She also authored The Crimson Field, a historical novel set in the times of the Assyrian genocide during World War I; the book is one of the most popular pieces of prose among modern Assyrians.

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