A.J. Saudin

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A.J. Saudin
Born May 14, 1992 (1992-05-14) (age 24)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present

A.J. Faisal Saudin (born May 14, 1992) is a Canadian actor, most commonly known for his role in the long-running TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation.

Career[edit]

Before finding success on Degrassi, Saudin worked as a child in print work and commercials before landing his first film role as a seven-year-old, working alongside Natalie Cole in The Natalie Cole Story (2000).[citation needed]

He also starred in supporting roles on various TV series, including Da Kink In My Hair (2007–09). He also hosted several episodes of Open Your Ears, a music-centered show that aired on Canada's YTV channel.[1]

Saudin landed his first lead role in the film Aruba (2006), directed by Oscar-nominated director Hubert Davis.[2][3] The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2006,[4][5] and then screened at several festivals, including the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival,[6] the 2006 Palm Springs International ShortFest,[7] the 2007 Seattle International Film Festival,[8] and the 2008 Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival.[9]

Saudin starred on the hit Canadian TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation for 6 years (2008–2015), playing Connor DeLaurier, a teenager with Asperger syndrome.[10] Saudin exited in the show in 2015.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Natalie Cole Story Robbie
2002 Street Time Lewis
2003 Comfort and Joy Derek Phillips
2005 Kojak Otis Raines / Otis Redding
2006 Aruba Milan-Lead
2007 Friends and Heroes Sollie
2007-2009 Da Kink in My Hair Chris
2008-2015 Degrassi: The Next Generation Connor DeLaurier
2010 Vacation with Derek Oscar
2014 Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B Rashad Haughton

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AJ Saudin". CTV. September 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ "About a boy". Factiva. 2006-01-23. Retrieved 5 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Aruba". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  4. ^ "Six Canadian short films at Sundance". CBC News. December 6, 2005. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  5. ^ "Aruba". The Sundance Channel. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  6. ^ Walker, Susan (September 8, 2006). "Shorts on show". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  7. ^ "Aruba". Palm Springs International Film Society. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  8. ^ "Aruba". Seattle International Film Festival. Retrieved 2009-11-06. 
  9. ^ "Aruba screening". Kansas City Jubilee Film Festival. Retrieved December 30, 2011. 
  10. ^ Zeidman, Matthew B. (February 28, 2009). "'Degrassi' Tackles Asperger Syndrome". Hollywood Today. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 

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