Armenians in America

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that roughly 1.2 million Armenian Americans live in the United States today, most notably in communities in Northern California, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Metro Detroit and Philadelphia.

Many of today's Armenian Americans contribute to the advancement of American culture. A slew notable Armenian Americans serve as University professors, mathematicians, scientists and authors and over 70 percent of today's second-generation Armenian Americans hold Bachelor's Degrees.

Armenian Americans are represented in American celebrity culture as well, working as professional athletes, actors, musicians, record producers and film producers. Here are some of today's most notable Armenian Americans in today's pop culture:


Cher, or Cherilyn Sarkisian, as she was born, is an Armenian American actress, singer and record producer known by her fans as the Goddess of Pop. Her latest role isin the 2010 upcomming blockbuster movie Burlesque.

Andre Aggassi

Olympic gold medalist and professional tennis star considered by most to be one of the greatest the game has ever seen, and one of the best service returners of all time.

Carol Black

President and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment Services and a TV writer and producer whose credits include Growing Pains, The Wonder Years and Ellen.

Kourtney, Khloe and Kim Kardashian

Daughters of famous Defense Attourney Robert Kardashian who served in the famous OJ Simpson murder trial. Khloe is currently married to Los Angeles Laker Lamar Odom and all three daughters star in the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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