Place of Birth: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date of Birth: September 22, 1989
*50% Arab [Palestinian, Saudi Arabian]
*25% German and Haitian
Dina Shihabi is a Saudi Arabian and Palestinian actress.
Dina is the daughter of Ali Shihabi, an author and commentator on Middle Eastern politics and economics with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. She was raised in Saudi Arabia, Beirut, and Dubai.
She has stated:
I consider myself Arab European because my dad is half-Saudi, half-Norwegian, and my mom is half-Palestinian, half-German and Haitian, but raised in the south of France.
Dina’s paternal grandfather was named Samir al Shihabi. Samir was a prominent Jerusalem-born Saudi Arabian diplomat, who served as President of the United Nations General Assembly, from 1991 to 1992, among other duties.
Dina’s paternal grandmother is named Kari Stonjum. Kari is Norwegian, from Bergen.