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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Patrick Sabongui

by madman on March 14, 2017

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: January 9, 1975

Ethnicity: Egyptian

Patrick Sabongui is a Canadian actor, stunt performer, and drama teacher. He is married to actress Kyra Zagorsky.

Patrick is the son of Leila (Rizkalla), an educator of French and librarian, and Wadid Sabongui, a psychologist. His parents are Egyptian. Patrick grew up speaking French, English, and Arabic.

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Jaime Camil

by stlucas on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Jaime Federico Said Camil Saldaña da Gama

Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico

Date of Birth: July 22, 1973

*Mexican [Egyptian, possibly other] (father)
*Brazilian [Portuguese, possibly other] (mother)

Jaime Camil is a Mexican actor, singer, and host. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of a Mexican father, Jaime Camil Garza, and a Brazilian mother, Cecilia Saldanha da Gama.

His father has Egyptian ancestry. His mother, who was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, has Portuguese roots. His half-sister is actress Issabela Camil.

Jaime speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French.

His parents are pictured here.


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Andrew Ridgeley

by madman on December 27, 2016

Birth Name: Andrew John Ridgeley

Place of Birth: Windlesham, Surrey North Western, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: January 26, 1963

*Egyptian, Italian (father)
*English, Scottish (mother)

Andrew Ridgeley is a British singer, songwriter, and musician. He was a member of the musical duo Wham!, with George Michael.

Andrew is the son of Jennifer J. (Dunlop), a teacher, and Albert Mario Ridgeley/Zacharia. His father was born in Cairo, Egypt, to an Egyptian father and an Italian mother; raised in Cairo, he moved to Britain in 1953, at the time of the Suez crisis. Andrew’s mother is English, from Brentford, Middlesex, England (her maiden name, “Dunlop”, is Scottish).

Andrew is married to singer Keren Woodward.

Andrew’s maternal grandparents were John F. Dunlop and Betty D. Davey.

Source: George Michael: The biography, by Rob Jovanovic

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Wendie Malick

by madman on November 24, 2016

LOS ANGELES - JUL 27:  Wendie Malick at the Hallmark Summer 2016

Birth Name: Wendie Diane Malick

Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 13, 1950

Ethnicity: Egyptian (paternal grandfather), German, French, English

Wendie Malick is an American actress.

Wendie is the daughter of Gigi, a model, and Ken Malick, who worked in sales.

Wendie has stated:

My father’s father was a Coptic Christian. Malick means ‘King’ in Egyptian. I’m also French, German and English — a true American mongrel, which is great. I think it helps you relate to the world a little better and shows how we’re all connected to one another. I’m glad to be part of something that promotes tolerance and understanding among different ethnic groups.

Wendie’s paternal grandparents were Ayad Abdel Malick and Sarah Belle Float (the daughter of John Float and Ada Jane Gilland). Ayad was from Asyut, Egypt. John was the son of Johann/John Float and Margarethe Bermond.

Wendie’s maternal grandparents were Willard Gucker (the son of William John Gucker and Olga H. Meier) and Helen L. Gould. William was the son of John Martin Gucker and Susanna Eckhardt.

Sources: Wendie’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Wendie’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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