Nisreen Faour

Actress, Theatre editor, Director
With stunning authenticity, Nisreen Faour was gifted with the rare ability to express any emotion required of her on screen, pulling audiences right in with her. The Israeli-born actress found success on the ... Read more »
Born: 02/08/1972 in Israel

Filmography

Actor (2)

Amreeka 2009 (Movie)

Muna Farah (Actor)

Gehalim Lohashot 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

With stunning authenticity, Nisreen Faour was gifted with the rare ability to express any emotion required of her on screen, pulling audiences right in with her. The Israeli-born actress found success on the international stage before conquering the big screen in critically acclaimed foreign films such as "In the 9th Month" (2002), playing a mother and wife of an exiled husband, and "Gehalim Iohashot" ("For My Father"/"Whispering Embers") (2008) as an abandoned Israeli-Arab wife. But it was her perfect turn as a Palestinian immigrant and single mother creating a new life for her and her son in the United States in "Amreeka" (2009) that brought her international acclaim. While she started off her career as an actress in mostly Israeli-produced films, Faour's consistently powerful performances in movies that explored universal themes of love, loss and survival established her as an actress who transcended all borders.

EDUCATION

Sent to the US to study play arts at age 16

Milestones

2009

Nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead ("Amreeka")

2009

Gained international recognition for her role as a Palestinian woman who emigrates to the US with her son in "Amreeka"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Female Lead

2008

Played a leading role in the film, "Gehalim Lohashot" (previously known as "Whispering Embers")

2002

First feature film, "In the ninth month" for director Ali Nassar

Performed in more than 15 plays for adults and children, at theatres all over the world

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