Atom Egoyan

ET Canada Festival Central 2009 World Premiere Gala Of "Chloe" - 2009 Toronto International Film Festival

Egoyan in 2009, photo by

Birth Name: Atam Yeghoyan

Place of Birth: Cairo, United Arab Republic (present-day Cairo, Egypt)

Date of Birth: July 19, 1960

Ethnicity: Armenian

Atom Egoyan is a Canadian stage and film director, writer, and producer. He has been nominated for two Academy Awards, for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, both for The Sweet Hereafter. He is also known for his films Family Viewing, Exotica, Ararat, Where the Truth Lies, Adoration, Chloe, and Remember, among others.

Atom was born in Cairo, Egypt, to Armenian parents, Shushan (Devletian) and Joseph Yeghoyan. His family moved to Canada when he was two years old. His sister is concert pianist Eve Egoyan.

Atom is married to actress and producer Arsinée Khanjian, who is also of Armenian descent. The couple has a son.

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