Hiam Abbass

Internationally acclaimed Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass made her film debut in the French comedy "When the Cat's Away" (1996). Her breakthrough came six years later, her portrayal of a love-starved widow in the ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1960 in Israel

Filmography

Actor (33)

Exodus: Gods And Kings 2014 (Movie)

Bithiah (Actor)

May in the Summer 2014 (Movie)

Nadine (Actor)

The Bag of Flour 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Red Tent 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock the Casbah 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Inheritance 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Miral 2011 (Movie)

Hind Husseini (Actor)

The Source 2011 (Movie)

Fatima (Actor)

Suite parlée 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Amreeka 2009 (Movie)

Raghda Halaby (Actor)

Human Zoo 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lemon Tree 2009 (Movie)

Salma Zidane (Actor)

The Limits of Control 2009 (Movie)

Driver (Actor)

Azur & Asmar 2008 (Movie)

Jenane (Voice)

Dawn of the World 2008 (Movie)

Mastour's mother (Actor)

Every Day is a Holiday 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kandisha 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pomegranates and Myrrh 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Feelings Factory 2008 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

The Visitor 2008 (Movie)

Mouna (Actor)

Un Roman Policier 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dialogue Avec Mon Jardinier 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Free Zone 2006 (Movie)

Leila (Actor)

The Nativity Story 2006 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

Marie Claude Hamshari (Actor)

Paradise Now 2005 (Movie)

Said's mother (Actor)

The Syrian Bride 2005 (Movie)

Amal (Actor)

The Gate of the Sun 2003 (Movie)

Om-Younes (Actor)

A Loving Father 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Satin Rouge 2002 (Movie)

Lilia (Actor)

Tar Angel 2000 (Movie)

Naima Kasmi (Actor)

Vivre au paradis 1998 (Movie)

Aicha (Actor)

Haifa 1996 (Movie)

Oum Said (Actor)
Casting (1)

Azur & Asmar 2008 (Movie)

(Casting)
Director (1)

The Inheritance 2012 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

The Inheritance 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (3)

Babel 2006 (Movie)

(Acting Coach)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

(Dialect Coach)

Munich 2005 (Movie)

(to Dialogue Coach) (Consultant)

Biography

Internationally acclaimed Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass made her film debut in the French comedy "When the Cat's Away" (1996). Her breakthrough came six years later, her portrayal of a love-starved widow in the musical drama "Red Satin" (or "Satin rouge") drawing international attention. She continued to build her worldwide reputation with a string of daring portrayals; in 2007, she earned the attention of American audiences with her role as the devoted mother of a soon-to-be deported immigrant in Thomas McCarthy's indie drama "The Visitor". That next year, she drew notice in the East with her performance in "Lemon Tree", portraying a strong-willed Palestinian woman who refuses to let her government destroy her lemon orchard. She won an Asia Pacific Screen Award for her work. Establishing herself as an excellent leading lady, Abbass has juggled films from a wide range of countries, spreading her views on social politics through her work. In 2009, she gave a voice to those Arab-Americans who feel scorned in post-9/11 America, portraying the beleaguered first generation Palestinian Raghda in "Amreeka".

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