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Nickname Fasha
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sarah Fasha was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in Orange County, California until the age of 18. Both of her parents were born and raised in Cairo, Egypt making her and her brother first generation Egyptian-Americans.

Her grandfather is Taher Aboufasha, a very famous Egyptian writer and poet best known for "Thousand and One Nights."

After high school, Sarah joined the United States Military where she served four years in the Navy and was honorably discharged. She is a United States Military Veteran.

Sarah pursued modeling in the Washington D.C. area where she served for sometime in search of an outlet to the everyday lifestyle of the military. Once she was discharged, she was able to learn the modeling business on her own, creating her own network and learning to negotiate her own photo shoots.

Although Sarah loved to model, she began to realize that there was much more to be achieved and thus began her transition into acting. After years of training as an actor and doing several projects, she decided to move back to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career full-time.

Fast forward to today, she is now a graduate of the famous Lee Strasberg Institute Conservatory in West Hollywood and is a member of the SAG-AFTRA union. In the summer of 2012, she competed with many other Egyptian women and won the title of "Miss Egypt 2013" for the Queen of the Universe Pageant that took take place in January 2013 in Beverly Hills, CA. She was later nominated for Best Actress in the World Music & Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) for her lead role in "Busted Life" in 2014.

In December 2013, Sarah made her mark in Egypt after becoming the first "Egyptian-American actress to go viral in Egypt." Although she was met with sharp criticism for not being "Egyptian" enough due to her American upbringing she was also welcomed by many for her confidence and persistence. As a result she appeared on many well-known talk shows in Egypt discussing her "overnight" success in going viral in Egypt and addressing the rumors and controversies that led to her being well-known not only in Egypt, but in the Arab world as a whole. She has also appeared in many magazines and newspaper articles in Egypt, throughout Europe and other parts of the Middle East.

Sarah is currently living between Los Angeles, CA and Cairo, Egypt, filming projects in both Arabic and English.

Sarah hopes to make her mark in the entertainment industry for Middle Eastern women and to become the first well-known Egyptian actress in America eventually leading to her goal of receiving an Academy Award one day.

As of January 2015, she is slated to be a speaker at TEDxBenha in Egypt.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sarah Fasha

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