Leslie Ayvazian

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Leslie Ayvazian is an award-winning playwright and character actress.[1]

Ms. Ayvazian is the recipient of the Roger L. Stevens (1994) and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (1996) for her work Nine Armenians, which was produced at Manhattan Theatre Club. She also received a fellowship from the New Jersey Council of the Arts and assistance from the New Harmony Writers Project in developing this play. Her numerous works have been produced Off-Broadway, in major regional theatres, and in Poland and Slovakia. Most recently, the Atlantic Theater Company produced her play "Make Me" as part of their 2008-2009 Stage 2 season.

In addition to her writing achievements, Ms. Ayvazian is an accomplished actress and teacher. She also has appeared in the films Working Girl, Alice and Regarding Henry, and is a recurring guest star in the series of the Law and Order franchise.

Ms. Ayvazian is currently an adjunct professor at the graduate school of Columbia University.


  • Deaf Day
  • High Dive
  • Lovely Day
  • Mama Drama
  • Nine Armenians
  • Plan Day
  • Singer's Boy
  • Twenty Four Years
  • Make Me
  • Lost in Yonkers[2]
  • A Naked Girl on the Appian Way[2]
  • High Dive[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Working Girl (1988), as Dewey Stone Reception Guest
  • Me and Him (1988), as Paramedic
  • Ask Me Again (1989), as Maxine
  • Alice (1990), uncredited
  • Regarding Henry (1991), uncredited

TV appearances[edit]

Flour Babies, (1990 episode), as Mrs. Emerson
The Sunset Gang (segment The Home, 1991)
Jurisdiction (1993 episode), as Korolek
House Counsel (1995 episode), as Priscilla Lempert
Homesick (1996 episode), as Mrs. Karmel
Gone (2005 episode), as Ruth Stockton
Limitations (2000)
Baby Killer (2000)
Abuse (2001)
Ridicule (2001)
Resilience (2002)
Mail Order Mystery (2004 episode), as Lynette Bradwell


  1. ^ a b High Dive by Leslie Ayvazian New Theatre, January 28 - February 13, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Leslie Ayvazian Internet Broadway Database

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