Emmanuelle Chriqui

by ethnic on August 17, 2010

Birth Name: Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui

Place of Birth: Montreal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: 10 December, 1975

Ethnicity: Moroccan Jewish

Emmanuelle Chriqui is a Canadian actress. She has appeared in both television and cinema. She is perhaps best known for her role on HBO’s series Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as the love interest of Adam Sandler’s character in the movie You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.

Emmanuelle was born in Montreal, Québec, Canada, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Morocco. Her mother was born in Casablanca and her father in Rabat, and Chriqui has relatives in Israel. Her family practiced Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition.

Emmanuelle’s maternal grandparents were Jacob Benisty and Esther Elkaim (the daughter of Aaron Elkaim and Hnina Ruimy). Aaron was the son of Mimoun Elkaim and Estreilla Ruimy. Hnina was the daughter of Abrahm Ruimy.

Source: Genealogy of Emmanuelle Chriqui (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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esme01123 August 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Judaism is an ETHNO-religion. I am tired of people saying Judaism is a religion not an ethnicity, it’s BOTH, there are Jews that aren’t even religious, that’s just their ethnicity. Ethnic Jews have ties to the Middle East meaning a lot of us are not white, including Emmanuelle. The only reason Jews could be white is conditional whiteness.

Gurrl August 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm

“conditional whiteness” what?

Bow Down Bitches July 26, 2015 at 8:18 pm

nina dobrev’s sister? she looks like her only darker

California July 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just because she has darker skin doesn’t mean she’s mixed with Black.

J420 April 28, 2016 at 9:14 pm
isaacder3i December 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Sefaradi isn’t an ethnicity or race, its a religious denomination. People of the sefaradi rite are hebraic in ancestry and cluster exactly with most ashkenazi jews on genetic plots. Many gene studies have been carried out and both of these religious groups are predominately of middle eastern ancestry. They are hebraic, not arabic or germanic.

Chriqui is Moroccan Jewish like me. Her ancestry is hebraic. Jews from europe and north africa cluster nearly identical and according to autosomal dna tests they are virtually the same. Our ancestors are israelites.

In this picture she is obviously sun tanned. When ashkenazi jews tan they can get just as dark as her.

Middle easterners are white/caucasian by race. They are just darker than the average white american. Plenty of sefaradi jews have light hair and eyes. Plenty of ashkenazi jews have black hair and olive skin, like Jeff Goldblum (when he tans, he is just as dark as chriqui).

There is nothing black about her or non-white. And she is not an arab either. Moroccan Jews are not ‘arab jews’. The term is a misnomer and is only used by radical anti-zionists in an attempt to demonize Israel and erase our hebrew origins which are historical.

Its a fact that jews cluster with other jews more so than with their host populations. Its also a fact that jews look more like other jews than they do their host populations. Its because of hebrew ancestry.

Morocco is a berber country. Arabs colonized it later. Sefaradi Jews are racially the same as Ashkenazi Jews (in most cases). Sefarad is hebrew for Spain, and sefaradim come from spain (europe).

memphis January 4, 2015 at 12:17 am

All Jews autosomal dna have at least 5% African ancestry. The y dna is E1a1 or E1b1b both originated in Africa (North,East) and spread to Western Asia. Terms like Caucasian is a recent category of the notion of “race”, however is a phenotype of a certain face. “Black”,”White” is a social/political term.

andrew January 4, 2015 at 5:14 am

you had to specifify “North Africa”

longhaired thick lightskinned gyal December 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

She looks like she has some black in her

Freerk December 3, 2014 at 10:56 pm

She definitely doesn’t. Maybe her skin tone is a bit darker than the common European’s, but that’s within the range of Caucasians. (And usual when you are in the warm south.) But skin tone is the most shallow feature and even depends on where you just have been. Her face is completely Caucasian (Oriental).

Btw: Don’t judge a person by just one picture. I have seen her by far lighter-skinned than on this.

Shlomo Goldberg December 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

There’s nothing Negroid about Emanuelle, she is an Iberic-West Asian intermediate.

Freerk December 5, 2014 at 12:16 am

To be honest, when I first saw her, her face reminded me of Northern Europeans/Northern Germans, just that she was too dark for that.

Check7t October 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Looks Spanish to me, the real Spanish, not the Latino ‘Spanish’.

marjanel January 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm

Spanish not latin American.Spanish are latino too.

Capricious April 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Well, that’s how Middle Eastern women generally look like, as do those from North Africa.

They do tend to resemble Spaniards and some Italians. But that’s because they’re just closer to that region.

Princess June 8, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Beautiful Indian woman.

shobohunter December 4, 2014 at 4:26 pm

she is not Indian..

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