Birth Place Matching "Egypt" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. 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 ...
2. 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 ...
Writer | Gosford Park
Julian Fellowes was born on August 17, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt as Julian Alexander Fellowes. He is an actor and writer, 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.
4. 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 ...
5. 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 "...
6. Faten Hamama
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 ...
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 ...
Actress | An Awfully Big Adventure
Nicola Pagett was born on June 15, 1945 in Cairo, Egypt as Nicola Scott. She is an actress, known for An Awfully Big Adventure (1995), Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) and There's a Girl in My Soup (1970). She was previously married to Graham Swannell.
11. Adel Imam
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 Al-bahth an fadiha (1973) (Search for a scandal) and Khalli Balek min Aalak (Take care of your ...
12. 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 ...
13. Ahmad Hilmi
Actor | Aasef ala el-iz'ag
Ahmed Helmy made his first big screen appearance in film Aboud ala el hedoud (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 starring...
14. Sayed Badreya
Actor | You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Egyptian-born filmmaker and actor Sayed Badreya realized a childhood dream by winning roles in major Hollywood films such as The Insider, Three Kings, and Independence Day.
Growing up in poverty in Port Said, Sayed Badreya's dreams of movie stardom looked as bleak as the prospect of peace in the ...
15. Youssef Chahine
Director | Iskanderija... lih?
Youssef Chahine (born in Alexandria, Egypt, 1926) started studying in a friars' school, and then turned to English 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 ...
16. Kal Naga
Actor | Vikings
Kal Naga (aka: Khaled Abol Naga) is a Multi Award winning Actor and Producer from Egypt, based in Los Angeles, California. He is a well established movie star in the middle-east and is one of as the new generation of film makers with international groundbreaking award winning Cinema. He is also a ...
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...
19. 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 ...
21. Soad Hosny
Actress | Nar Al-Hob
Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny Al Baba was born on January 26th, 1942 in Ataba, Cairo, Egypt. She was the 10th sibling of 17 brothers and sisters. Husni was known as the "Cinderella" of Arab cinema and one of the most influential actresses in the Arabic art world. She ascended to stardom in the end of ...
24. Ahmad Zaki
Actor | Ma'ali al wazir
Ahmad Zaki was born on November 18, 1949 in Zaqazeeq, Egypt as Ahmed Abdullrahman Zaki. He was an actor and producer, known for Ma'ali al wazir (2002), Edhak el soura tetlaa helwa (1998) and Hassan Ellol (1997). He was married to Hala Fouad. He died on March 27, 2005 in Cairo, Egypt.
28. 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, ...
30. 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 ...
32. Ahmed Ezz
Actor | Al rahina
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, ...
33. Ahmed el-Sakka
Actor | El Gezira 2
Graduated from the Egyptian academy of arts and began his acting career immediately in Egyptian mini-series, and ended up co-starring in several of the most important series broadcast during the holy month Ramadan seasons.
Ahmed establish himself as a film star as early as 1998 when he co-starred in...
34. 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. ...
35. 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 ...
40. Tamer Hosny
Actor | Nour Einy
Tamer Hosny is a pop singer, actor, composer, lyricist, director, producer and novelist. His artistic career began in2002. Extensive enthusiasm, hard work, and passion in terms of music and acting made him within 5 years the most promising celebrity/singer in the Middle East &Africa. That's why he ...
41. Ibrahim Moussa
Producer | Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Ibrahim Moussa was born on September 30, 1946 in Egypt. He was a producer and actor, known for Gabriela (1983), Intervista (1987) and Unizhennye i oskorblennye (1991). He was married to Nastassja Kinski. He died on June 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
43. Karim Kassem
Actor | The State
Karim Kassem is a professional Egyptian actor. Discovered in 2006, he had his cinematic breakthrough in the teen film Awqat Faragh.
Karim Kassem graduated from the The American University in Cairo, where he majored in theater and acted in many of the university's plays. He is trilingual in Arabic, ...
45. Muna 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 ...
Producer | Tentacoli
Ovidio Assonitis, an independent film producer and businessman with over 35 years experience in the industry, was born to Greek citizens living in Alexandria, Egypt. Assonitis began an extensive distribution network company catering to the Southeast Asia market in the mid-'60s and in a ten-year ...
Christine Solomon is a Canadian actress. She began her career in the entertainment industry at the tender age of five years old performing plays on stage. The trained theatre actress worked in a wide range of Canadian, American and international productions.
Christine Solomon's charismatic ...
50. 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.