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Aylam Orian

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Date of Birth:
4 September 1968 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Height:
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Aylam Orian (pronounced: Ei-lam Or-yan) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, to Israeli parents of Polish, Russian, and Romanian descent. As a teenager he played the guitar, wrote poems and had a taste of the visual arts, but he wasn't thinking of pursuing any of these seriously. In 1993, after completing his military service, and a short stint as a psychology student, he felt the artistic urge again and enrolled at Tel Aviv University Film School. A short film he made, 'A Nightmare on Bialik Street...' (a homage to several famous films, most notably the Russian masterpiece Battleship Potemkin (1925)), has won several prizes and much critical acclaim. He graduated in 1998, but pretty soon discovered that being in front of the cameras is as fun as standing behind them, if not more. He decided to continue his artistic journey, with acting, and in 2000 he enrolled at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. In 2004, he made his national TV debut in the A&E mini-series "Between the Lines" (2004) hosted by Robert Downey Jr.. In 2006 he made another notable TV appearance, in the popular Fox series "America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back" (1988), playing an Eastern European fugitive. All this while, Aylam has kept his passion for music by leading the punk-rock band 'The Historians'. In 2005 he revived his love for photography from his film school days, and since then his photographs have been exhibited in Berlin, Germany and New York City. In 2006 he picked up the writer-producer-director hat again (in addition to playing the leading role) in the movement-theatre show 'Beautiful World...'.
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