Rosie Malek-Yonan Returns to ABC's "General Hospital"

6/9/2008 11:10:00 AM

LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2008 – Rosie Malek-Yonan returns to daytime television joining the cast of ABC’s longest-running daytime drama series, General Hospital, as “Farah Mir” in a recurring role that will debut on June 9, 2008.

Most recently, she worked opposite Reese Witherspoon in Rendition which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Under the direction of Oscar winning director, Gavin Hood, the film also stared Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alan Arkin.

Malek-Yonan is an Assyrian activist, actor and author. She brought the Assyrian Genocide to the limelight with the publication of her book,The Crimson Field and is an outspoken advocate of issues concerning her Assyrian nation.

When her book was brought to the attention of Congress at the suggestion of director Terrence Malick, Malek-Yonan was invited to testify on Capitol Hill before a Congressional Committee of the 109th Congress on religious freedom regarding the genocide, massacres and persecution of Assyrians in Iraq since the 2003 Iraq War.

In 2008, she addressed the topic of genocide, world peace and in particular the Assyrian Genocide in statements invited to be presented at the House of Lords on 12 March and on 24 April at the House of Commons, London.

To read more about her please visit Rosie Malek-Yonan’s Official Website rosiemalek-yonan.com , thecrimsonfield.com and her Wikipedia Profile.