Emmanuelle Chriqui

Chriqui in 2011, Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui

Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada

Date of Birth: 10 December, 1975

Ethnicity: Sephardi 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 Montréal, 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.

Her ancestors include Italian Jews, Spanish Jews, and Portuguese Jews.

Emmanuelle’s maternal grandfather was named Jacob Benisty. Jacob was born in Ben Ahmed, Settat.

Emmanuelle’s maternal grandmother was Esther Elkaim (the daughter of Aaron Elkaim and Hnina Ruimy). Esther was born in Casablanca. Aaron was the son of Mimoun Elkaim and Estreilla Ruimy. Hnina was the daughter of Abrahm Ruimy and Aicha.

Sources: https://atlantajewishtimes.timesofisrael.com

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


Curious about ethnicity

86 Responses

  1. guzel says:

    You wrong. How do you know her ancestors from spain and italian?sephardic jews not always from europe!! She is like mizrahi!!!

  2. Manila says:

    I looked into her uncle’s marriage record for her maternal grandparents’ birthplaces.

    Jacob was born in Ben Ahmed, Settat.

    Esther was born in Casablanca.

  3. esme01123 says:

    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.

  4. Bow Down Bitches says:

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

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