Birth Place Matching "Egypt" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | 1883
The daughter of an Austrian diplomat and a Syrian painter, her middle name is pronounced "Noor". Nur and her family relocated to a different country every 3 years. She lived in Egypt, Romania, Italy, Sri Lanka, Scotland, Jordan and Austria, and speaks fluent Arabic, German, Italian and English. Her...
2. Mena Massoud
Actor | Aladdin
Mena was born on September 17, 1991 in Cairo, Egypt & raised in Markham, Ontario, Canada. A graduate of Ryerson University's notable theater program, he got his first big break starring in ABC Spark & Teen Nick's mystery-drama television series "Open Heart" as "Jared Malik." Since then, he has ...
3. Omar Sharif
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...
Writer | Gosford Park
Julian Fellowes was born on August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt as Julian Alexander Fellowes. He is a writer and producer, known for Gosford Park (2001), Downton Abbey (2010) and From Time to Time (2009). He has been married to Emma Joy Kitchener-Fellowes since April 28, 1990. They have one child.
6. Alex Proyas
Director | Dark City
Alex Proyas has moved effortlessly between helming TV commercials and music videos to feature films. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, Proyas relocated to Australia with his family when he was three years old. He began making films at age ten and went on to attend the Australian Film Television and ...
7. Amr Waked
Actor | Lucy
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 ...
Amir El-Masry is a British award-winning actor. Born in Cairo, raised in London, after a chance meeting with the late Omar Sharif, Amir has had leading roles in Egyptian films, earning him Best Young Actor at the Egyptian Oscars in 2009 and national acclaim.
Shortly after graduating from LAMDA in ...
9. Atom Egoyan
Director | The Sweet Hereafter
Born in Egypt to Armenian parents, he was raised in Western Canada. Both his parents were painters, and he planned to be a playwright, but after making a short film, he became hooked on telling stories visually. Returned to ethnic "homeland" when he filmed Calendar (1993) in Armenia. Won attention ...
10. Mido Hamada
Actor | American Sniper
Born in Egypt and raised in Germany, Hamada stumbled into acting following a sports injury which led him to study at the Oxford School of Drama in England where his love for the arts and theatre grew. He was cast in plays such as, Spinning Into Butter, Hamlet and Guantanamo at The West End and The ...
11. Nicola Pagett
Actress | There's a Girl in My Soup
Nicola Pagett was born on June 15, 1945 in Cairo, Egypt as Nicola Mary Pagett Scott. She was an actress, known for There's a Girl in My Soup (1970), An Awfully Big Adventure (1995) and Anne of the Thousand Days (1969). She was married to Graham Swannell. She died on March 3, 2021 in London, England.
12. Alexander D'Arcy
Actor | The Awful Truth
Alexander D'Arcy was born on August 10, 1908 in Cairo, Egypt as Alexander Sarruf. He was an actor, known for The Awful Truth (1937), Horrors of Spider Island (1960) and Man on a Tightrope (1953). He was married to Arleen Whelan. He died on April 20, 1996 in West Hollywood, California, USA.
13. 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. ...
14. Mona Zaki
Actress | Dam el ghazal
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 ...
Self | Jersey Shore
Deena Nicole Cortese was born on January 12, 1987 in New Egypt, New Jersey, USA. She is known for her work on Jersey Shore (2009), Jersey Shore Family Vacation (2018) and Entertainment Tonight (1981). She has been married to Chris Buckner since October 28, 2017. They have two children.
16. Sammy Sheik
Actor | American Sniper
Sammy Sheik was born in Alexandria, Egypt. His passion for acting drove him to leave home shortly after high school and move to New York to study theatre. He soon landed his first film role in the Albert Brooks' satire comedy "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World", playing Al-Jazeera executive "...
17. Ahmed Ezz
Actor | Welad Rizk 2
Ahmed Ezz had always dreamed of being a super star. As a fit and handsome young man, he soon attracted the attention of modeling companies. Ahmed thought this would open the doors to a cinema career, but soon discovered that modeling was not enough. Ahmed had graduated from the Faculty of Arts, ...
18. Sayed Badreya
Actor | Iron Man
Egyptian-born filmmaker and actor, Sayed Badreya, realized a childhood dream by winning roles in major Hollywood films such as Iron Man, The Insider, Three Kings, and Independence Day. He's also a renowned advocate for human rights and enriching the American culture through films and television. ...
19. Adel Emam
Actor | Omaret yakobean
He is a graduate of the faculty of agriculture. He started his career in cinema in several films with actor Salah Zulfikar in 1960s, such as Three Robbers (1966), My Wife, the Director General (1966) and My Wife's Goblin (1968). Then he became more popular in theaters for his role in Madrasat Al ...
21. Faten Hamamah
Actress | Orid hallan
Faten Hamama (known as "The Lady of the Arabic Screen") has become an icon and the most important actress of Egyptian and Arabic cinema. She is also the most honored actress in the Middle East. Every decade of her life represents a new era of acting and witnessed the reshaping and progression of ...
23. Huda El Mufti
Actress | Deedo
Huda El Mufti is a prominent Egyptian actress with an extensive repertoire. She rose to fame after playing the role of Nadine in Haza Al Masaa (This Evening) by Tamer Mohsen in Ramadan 2017. Her spontaneity as an actress drew the attention of the audiences and filmmakers alike, which subsequently ...
24. Kal Naga
Actor | Vikings
Kal Abol Naga (aka: Khaled Abol Naga) is a Multi Award-winning Actor, Producer, and Director from Egypt, based between the USA and Europe. He is a well-established actor (movie star) in the middle-east and considered one of the top talents of his generation, his work extends from Film, TV, Theatre,...
25. 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 ...
26. 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 ...
27. Youssef Chahine
Director | Iskanderija... lih?
Youssef Chahine (born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1926) started studying in a friars' school, and then turned to Victoria College until the High School Certificate. After one year in the University of Alexandria, he moved to the U.S. and spent two years at the Pasadena Play House, taking courses on film ...
28. 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 ...
30. Gamil Ratib
Actor | Lawrence of Arabia
He graduated from the School of French Law, and completed his university studies in France. The first movie appearance was in 1946 through the movie (I Am The East), and then returned to France again to continue the art work in the cinema, and then returned to Egypt again with the mid-seventies, ...
31. Jamila Awad
Actress | Taht Al Saytara
An Award Winner Egyptian Actress with a film making career in both Film and Television, producing some of the iconic master pieces such as Taht Al Saytara (her debut), Hepta, El Daif and lazem aesh by Ila Ana TV series. Jamila's proved that her acting choices are courageous, bold and overpowering. ...
Actor | Doctor Who
Nicholas Courtney was born in Egypt, the son of a British diplomat. His early years were spent in Kenya and France and he was called up for National Service at the age of 18. After 18 months of duty in the British forces, Courtney joined the Webber Douglas drama school. He spent two years there and...
35. 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 ...
36. Omar Elba
Actor | A Hologram for the King
Omar Elba is a versatile actor who played the lead opposite Tom Hanks in 'A Hologram for the King', for which he received great reviews. He transformed his body twice in 'Tim' by gaining 20 pounds of fat to play Tim and then losing the weight and gaining 10 pounds of muscle to play Tim's Ego. The ...
37. 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. ...
Soundtrack | No Time to Die
Dalida was an Italian-Egyptian singer who moved to France in her 30's, where she enjoyed the most successful part of her career. She was born on January 17, 1933 in Cairo, Egypt as Yolande Christina Gigliotti. She was married to Lucien Morisse. She died on May 3, 1987 in Paris, France.
43. Ahmed Hatem
Actor | Awqat faragh
Ahmed Hatem From his first foray into acting in Awqat Faragh (2006), Ahmed Hatem could establish his name as an exceptionally prominent talent. Tracing the lives of a group of perplexed teenagers, Hatem played the role of Hazem, for which he was recommended by acting coach Mohamed Abdel Hadi. The ...
44. Ahmed Zaki
Actor | Ayam El-Sadat
Ahmed Zaki was born on November 18, 1949 in Zaqazeeq, Egypt as Ahmed Abdullrahman Zaki. He is known for his work on Ayam El-Sadat (2001), Nasser 56 (1996) and His Excellency the Minister (2002). He was married to Hala Fouad. He died on March 27, 2005 in Cairo, Egypt.
45. 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 (1995), El Ragol El Akhar (1999) and El Hag Metwali's Family (2001). He was married to Poussi. He died on August 11, 2015 in Cairo, Egypt.
46. Dodi Fayed
Producer | Chariots of Fire
Dodi Fayed was born on April 15, 1955 in Alexandria, Egypt as Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed. He is known for his work on Chariots of Fire (1981), Hook (1991) and F/X (1986). He was married to Susanne Gregard. He died on August 31, 1997 in Paris, France.
49. Ahmed Ahmed
Actor | Iron Man
Grew up in Riverside, California; graduated North High School, 1988. Attended Academy of Dramatic Art in Pasadena, California. Has been a regular performer at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles since 2000. Headlines a specialty show at the Comedy Store called "Arabian Knights" that was the brainchild ...
50. Nadia Posey
Actress | Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Nadia Posey was born on September 7, 1922 in Alexandria, Egypt as Nadja Carry Vonkorytnuik. She was an actress, known for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (1963), Passport to Danger (1954) and Schlitz Playhouse (1951). She died on July 27, 1996 in Newport Beach, California, USA.