Athena Karkanis

by stlucas on January 16, 2018

Athena Karkanis – AMC’s “Low Winter Sun” Season 1 Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals – Arclight Cinemas – Hollywood, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich / PR Photos

Birth Name: Athena Irene Karkanis

Place of Birth: Alberta, Canada

Date of Birth: c. 1982

Ethnicity: Greek, Egyptian

Athena Karkanis is a Canadian actress. Athena was raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Athena’s surname is of Greek origin. She has also said that she has Egyptian ancestry.



Ahmed Ahmed

by madman on September 16, 2017

Place of Birth: Helwan, Egypt

Date of Birth: June 27, 1970

Ethnicity: Egyptian

Ahmed Ahmed is an Egyptian-American actor and comedian.


Mena Massoud

by follers on July 15, 2017

Place of Birth: Egypt

Date of Birth: September 17

Ethnicity: Egyptian

Mena Massoud is a Canadian actor. He will play Aladdin in Disney’s upcoming live action film.

He was born in Egypt, and moved to Canada when he was three, settling in Markham, Ontario. His family are Coptic Christians.

He has said:

A lot of the Egyptian community is made up of doctors, pharmacists and engineers. All throughout high school I took sciences, but eventually I chose to pursue what I truly want to do…


Inga Cadranel

by stlucas on May 4, 2017

Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date of Birth: April 30, 1978

*Ashkenazi Jewish, Spanish, Egyptian (father)
*Icelandic (mother)

Inga Cadranel is a Canadian actress.

Inga is the daughter of actors/directors Maja Ardal and Jeff Braunstein. She has a brother, Paul, who is also an actor. Inga is married to actor Gabriel Hogan, with whom she has a son.

Inga’s father was born in Cairo, Egypt. Inga’s mother was born in Siglufjörður, Iceland, and raised in Scotland.

Inga has stated:

I’m Icelandic on my mother’s side, but my father is Spanish, Egyptian, Russian and Romanian.

Inga’s maternal grandparents were Páll S. Árdal and Harpa Ásgrímsdóttir (the daughter of Ásgrímur Pétursson and María Guðmundsdóttir).


Interview with Inga’s mother, Maja Ardal – http//

Obituary of Inga’s maternal grandfather, Páll S. Árdal –

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Yasmine Al Massri

by stlucas on May 3, 2017

Place of Birth: Beirut, Lebanon

Date of Birth: November 21, 1978

*Palestinian (father)
*Egyptian (mother)

Yasmine Al Massri is a Lebanese-born American actress.

Yasmine was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to a Palestinian father and an Egyptian mother. She moved to Paris, France, before immigrating to the U.S.

Yasmine has stated:

Although I come from a family who are Muslim — my mother is Egyptian, my father is Palestinian — my mother only puts a veil on her head when she has a bad hair day.

Yasmine has both U.S. and French citizenship.


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