Mariam Hovhannisyan was born in Yerevan but has lived most of her life in Russia. She graduated from the Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema. By profession, she is an actress in drama theater and cinema in the workshop of Vae Shahverdyan.
She started her career in Yerevan acting in films, working in various productions of the Armenian Theater. In 2012, she made her first directorial production. In 2013, she left Armenia, continuing to study and work in various theaters in Moscow, continuing to act in films and TV series of foreign production. She graduated from courses on working with the camera, studied vocals, played in musicals, and taught ovals. Despite her long absence, she periodically returned to her homeland and considered the main task in life to develop art in Armenia through the exchange of experience and interaction. In 2019, she organized a large international film laboratory in Dilijan with artists and directors from 16 countries. She has always believed that experiments and joint projects can change our reality.
In 2020, she came to Armenia to shoot the film «Seagulls» directed by Lilit Movsisyan, but the war changed all her plans, and she stayed here with great faith and responsibility for change.
Mariam considers the iGorts program an exceptional opportunity to be of use to the country as much as possible within a large team of professional repatriates during this country's difficult time.
«I am delighted to be a part of the iGorts family.»
iGorts Placement: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia.