Hiam Abbass
Date of Birth
Nov 30, 1960
Birth Place:
Nazareth, Israel


Born in Nazareth, raven-haired Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass jump-started her career in European films. Early parts included those of a policeman's wife in Rashid Masharawi's contemporary drama Haifa (1996), that of a North African immigrant during a period of intense anti-Algerian discrimination in Bouriem Guerdjou's fine, overlooked drama Vivre au Paradis (1998), and the role of Om-Younes in...