Sona Movsesian

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Sona Movsesian
Talina Sona Movsesian

(1983-10-13) October 13, 1983 (age 38)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Southern California
Years active2009–present
Notable work
Tak Boroyan
(m. 2018)

Talin Sona Movsesian[5][6] (born October 13, 1983) is an American executive assistant, author and media personality. She has been the personal assistant of talk show host Conan O'Brien since 2009 and has been featured in many of the show's segments, including once as a guest in 2019.[7][8] Movsesian has also co-hosted the podcast Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend since 2018.[9][10][11]

Early life[edit]

Movsesian was born in Montebello, California to an Armenian family,[2] and grew up in Hacienda Heights, California[12] where she attended the Armenian Mesrobian School.[13][12][14] She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2005 with a degree in communication.[2][12][15]


Movsesian worked at NBC initially as a page and Events and Operations Coordinator.[16] Movsesian has appeared in dozens of episodes of Conan and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien[17] and features prominently in the 2011 documentary Conan O'Brien Can't Stop. In 2015, she appeared alongside O'Brien in the television special Conan in Armenia which revolved around O'Brien taking his assistant to Armenia to connect with her heritage.[18][19]

In 2018, Movsesian began co-hosting the podcast Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend alongside O'Brien and podcaster Matt Gourley.[9][20]

On July 11, 2019, O'Brien interviewed Movsesian on Conan after scheduled guest Kumail Nanjiani had to cancel at the last minute.[21]

She also voices the character of Princess Sugar Salt, a character in Power Players - an American French cartoon.[22][23][better source needed]

On June 18, 2021, Movsesian announced she was writing a book titled The World's Worst Assistant, a humorous how-to guide. The book is to be released on July 19, 2022, and includes a foreword written by Conan O'Brien.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Movsesian married graphic artist Tak Boroyan in 2018.[5] She is an Armenian Orthodox Christian, and was married at Holy Cross Apostolic Cathedral in Montebello, California.[25] She announced on the February 15, 2021 episode of Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend that the couple is expecting twin boys.[26] She posted on her Instagram account stating she gave birth on July 1, 2021, one week after Conan’s final show. Their names are Michael "Mikey" and Charles "Charlie".[27] The family also includes a dog named Oki.[28]


  1. ^ @TeamCoco (13 October 2020). "Happy birthday to Conan's trusty assistant, Sona Movsesian!". Retrieved 10 November 2021 – via Instagram.
  2. ^ a b c Ohanesian, Liz (May 4, 2016). "How Conan's Assistant became TV's Unofficial Armenian Ambassador". LA Weekly.
  3. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (March 10, 2011). "Conan in the Wilderness". New York Times.
  4. ^ Yahr, Emily (March 3, 2016). "The Constant in Late Night's Chaos". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ a b "Sona & Tak Exclusive Interview". Harsanik. October 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Kieran Culkin". Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend. Episode 159. December 28, 2021. Event occurs at 2:55. Earwolf. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
  7. ^ Evans, Greg (2019-07-12). "Kumail Nanjiani "Truly Mortified" Over Last-Minute 'Conan' Cancel; O'Brien Interviewed Assistant Instead – Update". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-03-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Conan Interviews His Assistant Sona Movsesian". July 11, 2019.
  9. ^ a b Lang, Brent (2019-08-20). "Why Conan O'Brien Moved Beyond Late-Night TV". Variety. Retrieved 2021-03-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Sona Movsesian". Podchaser. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  11. ^ Perkins, Dennis (2019-08-21). "Marc Maron has some thoughts about newbie Conan O'Brien being named a podcasting pioneer". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2021-03-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ a b c Arkun, Aram (October 27, 2016). "Sona Movsesian Brings Armenian Flavor to O'Brien 'Tonight Show'". The Armenian Mirror-Spectator.
  13. ^ "Sona Movsesian, Conan's Armenian Ambassador, Returns to Mesrobian". Asbarez. November 25, 2015. Archived from the original on 29 November 2020.
  14. ^ "Over $300,000 Raised as Over 760 People Celebrate Mesrobian's 50th" (PDF). Montebello Reporter. March 2016. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 January 2020. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  15. ^ Johnson, Pamela J. (December 1, 2005). "The Chocolate Solution". USC Dornsife Magazine. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  16. ^ "I am Sona Movsesian, Conan O'Brien's assistant. AMA". r/IAmA. 11 July 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  17. ^ "Sona Movsesian @ Team Coco". Retrieved January 2, 2020.
  18. ^ "Conan in Armenia". Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  19. ^ Horn, John (November 19, 2015). "Conan O'Brien on Bringing Conan to Armenia, Meeting Syrian Refugees, and Peaking in His 23rd Season". Vulture.
  20. ^ Gulley, Arielle (November 20, 2019). "Binge Bytes: 'Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend'". The Daily Utah Chronicle.
  21. ^ Conan Interviews His Assistant Sona Movsesian - CONAN on TBS, retrieved 2021-02-28
  22. ^ Rick Glassman (1 June 2020). "#64: Sona Movsesian (Conan Needs a Friend)". TYSO (Podcast). The Balcony Series. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  23. ^ "Steve Seagle on Facebook". Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-04-30.[user-generated source]
  24. ^ Buschardt, Steph (13 May 2022). "In on the Joke: PW Talks with Sona Movsesian". Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  25. ^ "Sona & Tak's Wedding". Harsanik. October 8, 2018.
  26. ^ "Dave Grohl". Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend. Episode 113. February 15, 2021. Event occurs at 1:05:37. Team Coco Podcasts. Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  27. ^ "Hannah Einbinder, episode #140 of Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend on Earwolf". Retrieved 2021-08-31.
  28. ^ "Conan Interviews His Assistant Sona Movsesian | CONAN on TBS". YouTube. TeamCoco.

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