Middle East actors

by giaghina | created - 05 Sep 2014 | updated - 10 Dec 2014 | Public

1. Karim Abdel Aziz

Actor | The Blue Elephant

Karim Abdel Aziz was born in Egypt on 17-8-1975. He was raised by his father the director Mohamed Abdel Aziz who has a valuable history in the Egyptian cinema; hence the technical environment in which he grew up had a prominent role in the ease of entry and work in the field of cinematography. ...

Welad El- am (Cousins) ولاد العم الفيل الأزرق The Blue Elephant

2. Hiam Abbass

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Hiam Abbass was born on November 30, 1960 in Nazareth, Israel. She is known for her work on Blade Runner 2049 (2017), The Visitor (2007) and Inheritance (2012).

la source des femmes "Etz Limon" - Lemon trees The Syrian bride Inheritance Dancing Arabs Zaytoun

3. Hani Adel

Composer | Mesawar Qateel

Hani Adel is an actor and composer, known for Mesawar Qateel (2012), The Treasure 2 (2019) and Al Me'adeya (2013).

Asmaa

4. Saleh Bakri

Actor | Bikur Ha-Tizmoret

Saleh Bakri is an actor, known for The Band's Visit (2007), Wajib (2017) and Bonbone (2017).

la source des femmes Salt of This Sea (ملح هذا البحر - 2008

5. Leïla Bekhti

Actress | Paris, je t'aime

on 25th July 2017 gave birth to a baby boy name Souleiman. Dad is her husband Tahar Rahim.

She met her husband on the set of the movie "Un Prophète"(2008).

She has already won 5 awards included 2 times César's winner (french movies award) in 2012 as best actress in a leading role and in 2019 as a ...

6. Hafsia Herzi

Actress | Tu mérites un amour

Hafsia Herzi was born on January 25, 1987 in Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. She is an actress and director, known for You Deserve a Lover (2019), The Secret of the Grain (2007) and Française (2008).

la source des femmes coucous (La graine et le mulet) Inheritance

7. Biyouna

Actress | Nass Mlah City

Biyouna was born in Belcourt (Alger, Algeria) in 1954 during the war of liberation against France. Her sister was a famous singer known as Leila Djazaria. Her mother was selling tickets in a famous theater "le Dounyazad". As a little girl she often watched famous Egyptian singers and actresses at ...

la source des femmes

8. Mohamed Majd

Actor | Hanna

Born in 1940, Mohamed Majd took his first steps on the stage in the late 1950s. After 10 years acting in theaters, he turned to the cinema and acted in the shorts of Abdelmajid R'chich then alongside Anthony Quinn in the historical epic : The Message (1975), Moustapha Akkad. Renowned Moroccan actor...

la source des femmes

9. Maged El Kedwany

Actor | 678

Maged El Kedwany was born on December 10, 1967 in Shobra, Cairo, Egypt as Maged Nabil El Kedwany. He is an actor, known for 678 (2010), Saa'a wi Nos (2012) and Hepta: The Last Lecture (2016).

Kairo 678 Asmaa

10. Suheir Hammad

Actress | Milh Hadha al-Bahr

Suheir Hammad was born on October 25, 1973 in Amman, Jordan. She is an actress and writer, known for Salt of This Sea (2008), When I Stretch Forth Mine Hand (2009) and Lest We Forget (2003).

Salt of This Sea (ملح هذا البحر - 2008 also When I Stretch Forth Mine Hand, 2012 Let Fury Have the Hour, 2009

11. Nadine Labaki

Actress | Capharnaüm

Nadine Labaki was born on February 18, 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is an actress and writer, known for Capernaum (2018), Where Do We Go Now? (2011) and Caramel (2007). She has been married to Khaled Mouzanar since October 2007.

Caramel Et maintenant on va où?

12. Yasmine Al Massri

Actress | Sukkar banat

Yasmine Al Massri is an international actress, contemporary artist and dancer. Born in Lebanon, from a Palestinian father and an Egyptian mother. At age 20, she moved to Paris to study, and graduated from the prestigious L'Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris in Multimedia and live performances.

Her ...

Caramel (2008) Al Juma Al Akheira (2011) Al-mor wa al rumman (2007)

13. Abdellatif Kechiche

Writer | La vie d'Adèle

Abdellatif Kechiche was born on December 7, 1960 in Tunis, Tunisia. He is a writer and director, known for Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Games of Love and Chance (2003) and The Secret of the Grain (2007).

La vie d'Adèle coucous (La graine et le mulet) Bezness (1992)

14. Sabrina Ouazani

Actress | Le passé

Sabrina Ouazani was born on December 6, 1988 in Saint Denis, France. She is an actress and director, known for The Past (2013), Games of Love and Chance (2003) and Inch'Allah (2012).

la source des femmes El pasado (2013), Inch'Allah (2012) "Des hommes et des dieux" (2010)

15. Hind Sabri

Actress | The Blue Elephant 2

Hend Sabry is a Cairo-based Tunisian actress and lawyer. She was born in Tunis on 20th November and received her license in law at the Faculty of Law of Tunis in 2001. Later she completed her masters in law intellectual property and copyright in 2004. Her acting debut was at the age of fourteen in ...

Asmaa the Yacoubian building (2006)

16. Khaled Nabawy

Actor | Kingdom of Heaven

Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy managed to quickly grab audiences attention and film critics respect through his choice of material, following his discovery by famous director, Youssef Chahine. He presented Khaled as the Hollywood's way in making stars, he put him in the best view and allowed the ...

17. Hasan El-Raddad

Actor | Gawazah Miri

Hasan El-Raddad is an actor, known for Gawazah Miri (2014), Girls (2007) and Zanqat Sittat (2015). He has been married to Amy Samir Ghanem since November 4, 2016.

Ehky ya Scheherazade (Mujeres del Cairo) كف القمر Kaf El Qamar

18. Mohamad Ramadan

Actor | Ehky ya Scheherazade

Mohamad Ramadan is an actor and composer, known for Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009), The Treasure 2 (2019) and The Treasure (2017).

Ehky ya Scheherazade (Mujeres del Cairo)

19. Hani Salama

Composer | Control Room

Hani Salama was born on July 4, 1977 in Cairo, Egypt. He is an actor and composer, known for Control Room (2004), The Other (1999) and Enta omry (2004). He is married to Riham Salama. They have two children.

20. Bassem Samra

Actor | El Medina

Bassem Samra, a renowned, award wining, Egyptian Actor, born on May, 24th,1971 , has started his Acting career in 1990 with late director Mr. Youssef Chahine. After that, he starred in the feature film, Al Madina, where he depicted an unforgettable character. Mr. Samra has earned a place among the ...

El Medina - Die Stadt (1999) The Yacoubian building (2006) Kairo 678 (2010) Basra (2008) Après la bataille (2012) بعد الموقعة

21. Khaled El-Sawi

Actor | The Blue Elephant

Khaled El-Sawi was born on November 25, 1963 in Alexandria, Egypt. He is an actor and assistant director, known for The Blue Elephant (2014), El Farah (2009) and The Yacoubian Building (2006).

الفيل الأزرق The Blue Elephant

22. Nahed El Sebaï

Actress | Baad el mawkeaa

Nahed El Sebaï is an Egyptian young actress, she was born in Cairo, Egypt 25 May 1987,into a family considered to be one of Egypt's pioneers in the cinema industry, AS She is the granddaughter of the well-known Egyptian actor Farid Shawky and his wife the famous Egyptian singer and actress Hoda ...

Ehky ya Scheherazade (Mujeres del Cairo) Kairo 678 Après la bataille (2012) بعد الموقعة

23. Menna Shalabi

Actress | Nawara

Menna was subjected to fame at young age through her sensational mother, the famous dancer 'Zizi Mustafa'. Making it in as an actress, though, was a dream she had and fought for on her own. Her first film was Al-saher (2001), directed by the late Radwan El-Kashef whom she considered her godfather. ...

Après la bataille (2012) بعد الموقعة

24. Mona Zaki

Actress | Sahar el layaly

Although she had no interest at all on being an actress, Mona Zaki is now a remarkable leading star. Mona started her career in acting accidentally, when she met Mohamed Sobhi, the famous Egyptian Actor and Director. Mona is a Mass Communication student at the fourth grade. Her dream is to prove ...

Ehky ya Scheherazade (Mujeres del Cairo) Welad El- am (Cousins) ولاد العم Al Ayati Sadat (2001)

25. Nelly Karim

Actress | The Blue Elephant

Nelly Karim is an Egyptian actress, fashion model and ballerina. She was born December 18, 1974 in Alexandria, Egypt for An Egyptian father and Russian Mother. Nelly Karim has drawn attention for her 2006 refusal to portray "seductive roles". She won Best Actress award in the Cairo International ...

الفيل الأزرق The Blue Elephant Kairo 678

26. Adel Emam

Actor | Omaret yakobean

He is a graduate of the faculty of agriculture. He was more popular in theatres for his role in Madrasat Al Moshaghebin (School of Rascals). He became more famous in the 1970s for his comedic roles in Searching for a Scandal (1973) (Search for a scandal) and Khalli Balek min Aalak (Take care of your...

Omaret Yacoubian - عمارة يعقوبيان Alzheimer (2010)

27. Nour El-Sherif

Actor | Leila Sakhina

Nour El-Sherif was born on April 28, 1946 in Egypt as Mohamed Jaber. He was an actor and producer, known for Leila Sakhina (1994), Circle of Revenge (1976) and The Yacoubian Building (2006). He was married to Poussi. He died on August 11, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt.

Omaret Yacoubian - عمارة يعقوبيان Il destino (Al-massir - Francia, Egitto 1997)

28. Makram Khoury

Actor | Unlocked

Palestinian-Israeli actor Makram Khoury was the youngest artist and the first Arab to win the Israel Prize, the highest artistic honor in the country.

He is one of Israel's most respected actors, playing leads in all the major theatres as well as acting in films and on television.

Khoury is an ...

The Syrian bride "Etz Limon" - Lemon trees

29. Clara Khoury

Actress | Al qods fee yom akhar

Clara Khoury was born on December 29, 1976 in Haifa, Israel. She is an actress, known for Rana's Wedding (2002), Arab Labor (2007) and Body of Lies (2008).

The Syrian bride Al qods fee yom akhar - Rana's wedding

30. Elia Suleiman

Director | Yadon ilaheyya

Elia Suleiman was born on July 28, 1960 in Nazareth, Israel. He is a director and writer, known for Divine Intervention (2002), The Time That Remains (2009) and It Must Be Heaven (2019). He is married to Yasmine Hamdan.

Intervención divina (2002) Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996) The Time that Remains (2009)

31. Eran Riklis

Director | Etz Limon

Eran Riklis has been active in the movie world since 1975. After graduating from Beaconsfield National Film School in England, he made his first film in 1984, "On a clear Day you can see Damascus", a political thriller based on a true story. Seven years later, he shot "Cup Final", later hailed by ...

"Etz Limon" - Lemon trees The Syrian bride

32. Eyad Sheety

Actor | Bikur Ha-Tizmoret

Eyad Sheety is an actor, known for The Band's Visit (2007), Arabani (2013) and The Syrian Bride (2004).

La banda nos visita (2007) La sposa siriana (2004) Arabani (2013)

33. Uri Gavriel

Actor | The Dark Knight Rises

Uri Gavriel was born on April 3, 1955 in Bnei Brak, Israel. He is an actor, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Byzantium (2012) and One Week and a Day (2016).

34. Adnan Tarabshi

Actor | Fauda

Adnan Tarabshi is an actor, known for Fauda (2015), Mermaids (2014) and The Syrian Bride (2004).

35. Ashraf Barhom

Actor | The Kingdom

Ashraf Barhom was born on January 8, 1979 in Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel. He is an actor, known for The Kingdom (2007), Clash of the Titans (2010) and Coriolanus (2011).

ITAR productions sleepless nights - Layla bala naaum

Isteqlal (Independance), 1994 - Yasmine (1996) - Ustura (Mythology, 1998) - Cut (2000) - Tahaddi (Challenge, 2001) - Ejteyah (Invasion 2003) - Karm Abu Khalil (Abu Khalil Grove), 2005 - Janoub (South), 2008

38. Nisreen Faour

Actress | Amreeka

Nisreen Faour is a Palestinian actress

Faour was born in Tarshiha, Israel and moved to the United States to study theater and performance when she was 16. She studied theater directing at the University of Haifa. She has performed in a number of award - winning theatrical plays. She also appeared in...

Amerrika (2009), Villa Touma (2014) The Savior (2013) Eyes of a Thief (2014)

39. Ula Tabari

Actress | Munich

Ula Tabari is known for her work on Munich (2005), Enquete personnelle (2002) and Tel Aviv on Fire (2018).

Munich (2005), Villa Touma (2014) Inheritance (2012)

40. Yussuf Abu-Warda

Actor | Ha-Borer

Yussuf Abu-Warda was born on August 19, 1953 in Jish, Israel. He is an actor, known for The Arbitrator (2007), Tyrant (2014) and Promised Land (2004).

Amreeka (2009), Kedma (2002) and Ha-Borer (2007) Inheritance (2012), The Savior (2013) Kadosh (1999)

41. Cherien Dabis

Producer | Amreeka

Cherien Dabis was born on November 27, 1976 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Amreeka (2009), Ramy (2019) and May in the Summer (2013).

Amerrika (2009), May in the Summer (2013) and Make a Wish (2006), Villa Touma (2014)

42. Hussein Yassin Mahajne

Actor | Ha-Buah

Hussein Yassin Mahajne is an actor, known for The Bubble (2006), Thirst (2004) and Villa Touma (2014).

Atash (2004), Ha-Buah (2006), Jaffa (2009) Checkpoint (2011), Villa Touma (2014)

43. Annemarie Jacir

Writer | Milh Hadha al-Bahr

Annemarie Jacir was born on January 17, 1974 in Bethlehem, Palestine. She is a writer and producer, known for Salt of This Sea (2008), When I Saw You (2012) and Like Twenty Impossibles (2003).

Lamma shoftak -When I Saw You (2012), La sal de este mar (2008), Like Twenty Impossibles (2003),

44. Rashid Masharawi

Director | Eid milad Laila

Rashid Masharawi was born in 1962 in Al Shati, Gaza Strip, Palestine. He is a director and writer, known for Laila's Birthday (2008), Ticket to Jerusalem (2002) and Waiting (2005).

Eid milad Laila (2008), Attente (2005), Ticket to Jerusalem (2002) and Falastine Stereo (2013), Haïfa (1996)

45. Areen Omari

Actress | Le fils de l'autre

Areen Omari is an actress and producer, known for The Other Son (2012), Ticket to Jerusalem (2002) and Waiting (2005).

Eid milad Laila (2008), Private (2004) and Ticket to Jerusalem (2002)

46. Ali Suliman

Actor | The Kingdom

Ali Suliman was born 1977, in Nazareth. His interest in the dramatic arts led him to the prestigious " Acting School" in Tel-Aviv, where he graduated in the year 2000. At the end of his studies, he joined the "Commedia Dell'Arte", Masks Theater group in London. Ali decided to broadened his horizons...

Al Juma Al Akheira

47. Nadira Omran

Actress | The Alleys

Nadira Omran is an actress, known for The Alleys (2020), Bab el shams (2004) and When Monaliza Smiled (2012).

Lamma dehket Monaliza (2012), Al Juma Al Akheira (2011) and Homma aailiyya (2012)

48. Shady Khalaf

Actor | Lamma dehket Monaliza

Shady Khalaf is an actor, known for When Monaliza Smiled (2012), Kallemni Shukran (2010) and Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story (2009).

Lamma dehket Monaliza (2012), Mujeres de El Cairo (2009) and Kalemni Shokran (2010)

49. Suha Najjar

Actress | Lamma shoftak

Suha Najjar is known for her work on When I Saw You (2012) and When Monaliza Smiled (2012).

Lamma shoftak (2012) and Lamma dehket Monaliza (2012)

50. Fouad Al Shomali

Actor | Lamma dehket Monaliza

Fouad Al Shomali is an actor, known for When Monaliza Smiled (2012) and Waiting (2005).

Attente (2005) and Lamma dehket Monaliza (2012)

51. Ruba Blal

Actress | Sufat Chol

Ruba Blal was born on December 5, 1979 in Nazareth, Israel. She is an actress, known for Sand Storm (2016), The Worthy (2016) and The Bubble (2006).

Lamma shoftak (2012), Inheritance (2012), Miral (2010), Ha-Buah (2006) and Atash (2004)

52. Fadi Haddad

Editor | Lamma dehket Monaliza

Fadi Haddad is an editor and director, known for When Monaliza Smiled (2012), Solitaire (2016) and The Curve (2015).

Lamma dehket Monaliza (2012) also Al Juma Al Akheira and Amal

53. Hani Adel

Composer | Mesawar Qateel

Hani Adel is an actor and composer, known for Mesawar Qateel (2012), The Treasure 2 (2019) and Al Me'adeya (2013).

Asmaa (2011) Microphone (2010 Fatat el masnaa (2013)

54. Youssra

Actress | Al assifa

Youssra was born on March 10, 1951 in Cairo, Egypt as Suhair Mohamed Nasim. She is an actress, known for The Storm (2000), The Emigrant (1994) and Kalam fel hob (2005). She is married to Khaled Selim.

El edificio Yacobián (2006), Der Emigrant (1994) and Al assifa (2000)

55. Essad Youniss

Actress | El Wad Sayed El Nassab

Essad Youniss was born on April 12, 1950 in Cairo, Egypt. She is an actress and producer, known for El Wad Sayed El Nassab (1990), The Begger (1983) and Laylat El Qabd Ala Bakiza Wa Zaghloul (1988).

El edificio Yacobián (2006), Bakiza Wa Zaghloul (1986) and Laylat El Qabd Ala Bakiza Wa Zaghloul (1988) Alzheimer (2010)

56. Khaled Saleh

Actor | Tito

Khaled Saleh was born on January 23, 1964 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor, known for Tito (2004), The Best of Times (2004) and Chaos, This Is (2007). He died on September 25, 2014 in Cairo.

(1964-2014) Cairo, Egypt Chaos (2007), El edificio Yacobián (2006) and Alrayes Omar Harb (2008), Mallaki Iskandariya (2005), Tito (2004)

57. Bushra

Actress | 678

Egyptian actress and singer. She began artwork since the beginning of the third millennium through a comedy series (Youth Online) in 2002, and participated later in several series, including (Emperor, The Aunt Nour, dignitaries), which enabled it to achieve significant penetration in record time, ...

Kairo 678

58. Mohamed Diab

Writer | Eshtebak

Mohamed Diab is an award-winning writer and director, who's work is often centered on pressing issues concerning Egyptian society.

He's known for his directorial debut film Cairo 678 (Les Femmes du bus 678), which was released a month before the Egyptian revolution and was deemed by the New York ...

writer (Ahlam Hakekeya, 2007, El Gezira, 2007, Badal Faed, 2009, Alf Mabrouk, 2009) and director (Kairo 678)

59. Ahmed Helmy

Actor | Aasef ala el-iz'ag

Ahmed Helmy made his first big screen appearance in film Aboud on the Boarder (1999), in which he co-starred alongside Alaa Waley El Din. Ahmed, through his amazing breakthrough performance, and comic sense of humor, nabbed all the attention he needed in this film. He quickly made a jump to ...

Aboud ala el hedoud (1999) Omar 2000 (2000), El Nazer (2000) Husband of Mona Zaki 2007 Keda Reda, 2008 Asef Ala Al Izaag 2009 1000 Mabrouk, 2010 Assal Eswed, 2010 Bolbol Hayran, 2011 X-Large, 2013 AAla Gosety, 2014 Sonia fi Masr (Made in Egypt)

60. Hany Abu-Assad

Director | Omar

Hany Abu-Assad a Palestinian/Dutch movie director and writer. From the famous movies Abu-Assad has directed so far are : Rana's Wedding (2002), Paradise Now (2005) and Omar (2013), The mountains between us (2017). He has been nominated twice for Academy Awards for his movies 'Paradise Now' in 2006 ...

61. Tawfik Abu Wael

Writer | Atash

Tawfik Abu Wael is a writer and director, known for Thirst (2004), Last Days in Jerusalem (2011) and Our Boys (2019).

62. Rashid Masharawi

Director | Eid milad Laila

Rashid Masharawi was born in 1962 in Al Shati, Gaza Strip, Palestine. He is a director and writer, known for Laila's Birthday (2008), Ticket to Jerusalem (2002) and Waiting (2005).

63. Mohamed Bakir

Director | Asia

Mohamed Bakir is a director and actor, known for Asia (2013), Third Party (2012) and On My Dead Body (2012).

64. Michel Khleifi

Director | Urs al-jalil

Michel Khleifi was born on November 3, 1950 in Nazareth, Israel. He is a director and writer, known for Wedding in Galilee (1987), The Tale of the Three Lost Jewels (1995) and Canticle of the Stones (1990).

67. Lubna Azabal

Actress | Incendies

Lubna Azabal was born in Brussels, Belgium. She is an actress, known for Incendies (2010), Coriolanus (2011) and Body of Lies (2008).

68. Atef El-Taieb

Director | Leila Sakhina

Atef El-Taieb was born on December 26, 1947. He was a director and assistant director, known for Leila Sakhina (1994), Gallipoli (1981) and El zamar (1985). He died on June 23, 1995.

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