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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 April 1973Cairo, Egypt
Nickname Il Philistini
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Amr Waked was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1972. He studied economics and theatre in the American University in Cairo. In his early experience as an actor Amr joined the Temple Theatre Troop in 1994, and Yaaru Theatre Troop in 1999, where he trained and developed his tools as a stage performer.

With his experience onstage, Waked managed to film his first role on the big screen in 1998 when he joined Ossama Fawzy's of "Gannet El Shayateen". Waked's award winning performance paved his way to become a popular actor famous for his gravity and vast range.

In 2003, Waked joined Stephen Gegan's cast of Syriana, which was his first appearance in an international film. His performance was acclaimed and presented him with other opportunities in international productions, like House Of Saddam and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen.

In 2005, Amr co-established "zad communication & production llc" to begin his experience as a producer. The communication agency and production house was to focus on developmental and social issues in Egypt and the Middle East. In 2012, zad produced its first feature film "Winter Of Discontent", directed by Ibrahim El Batout, which opened in the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: zad

Personal Quotes (2)

[on the influence on filmmaking of the 2011 'Arab spring'] It will be a new page in the industry of filmmaking and art in general. I think all revolutions, even if they don't achieve all of their goals, achieve freedom of expression. We're like a little chick. We just broke the egg. We didn't come out yet but it's a matter of time.
News writes history from the perspective of politicians. Film writes history from the perspective of the people.

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