Famous Palestinian Film & Theater Personalities

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Hiam Abbass
(Actress)
Hiam Abbass
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Birthdate: November 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Ali Suliman
(Actor)
Ali Suliman
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Birthdate: October 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Leem Lubany
(Actress)
Leem Lubany
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Birthdate: August 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
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Hany Abu-Assad
(Palestinian-Dutch Film Director)
Hany Abu-Assad
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Birthdate: October 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel

Hany Abu-Assad is a Palestinian film director who has been nominated for the Academy Award twice. Born in Israel, he immigrated to the Netherlands, where he studied aerodynamics. He worked as an airplane engineer for several years before beginning his film career. He joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2014. 

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Adam Bakri
(Actor)
Adam Bakri
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Birthdate: May 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tel Aviv – Yafo, Israel
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Elia Suleiman
(Film director)
Elia Suleiman
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Birthdate: July 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel

Elia Suleiman is a Palestinian film director. His 2002 film Divine Intervention won the Jury Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. Early in his career, he co-directed the experimental documentary Introduction to the End of an Argument.  He has also directed many feature films. In addition to his entertainment career, he is a professor at the European Graduate School.  

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Mai Masri
(Filmmaker)
Mai Masri
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Birthdate: April 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Amman, Jordan
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Kais Nashef
(Actor)
Kais Nashef
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Birthdate: June 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tayibe, Israel
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Kamel El Basha
(Film director)
Kamel El Basha
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Birthdate: March 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Kamel El Basha is a Palestinian actor and theater director. He is best known for his portrayal of Yasser Abdallah Salameh in the 2017 Lebanese legal drama film The Insult for which he was honored at the 74th Venice International Film Festival with the prestigious Volpi Cup for Best Actor. He also works as a professor in many Palestinian universities.

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Annemarie Jacir
(Film director, Screenwriter, Poet, Writer)
Annemarie Jacir
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Birthdate: January 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bethlehem
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Areen Omari
(Palestinian Actress and Producer)
Areen Omari
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Birthplace: West Bank, Palestine
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Nisreen Faour
(Actress)
Nisreen Faour
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Birthdate: August 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ma'alot-Tarshiha, Israel

Nisreen Faour is a Palestinian actress best known for her portrayal of Muna Farah in the 2009 independent film Amreeka. The performance earned her critical acclaim and the Muhr Award for Best Actress at the 2009 Dubai International Film Festival. Apart from playing prominent roles in films and TV, Nisreen Faour has also performed in several award-winning theatrical plays. 

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Anahid Fayad
(Actress)
Anahid Fayad
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Birthdate: July 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Damascus, Syria
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Dana Dajani
(Palestinian Actress and Writer)
Dana Dajani
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Birthplace: Palestine