Birth Name: Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui
Place of Birth: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Date of Birth: December 10, 1975
Ethnicity: Moroccan Jewish
Emmanuelle Chriqui is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her role on Entourage and in the films Snow Day, Wrong Turn, In the Mix, and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, among many other works.
Emmanuelle was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, the daughter of Jewish emigrants 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 also 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.
Genealogy of Emmanuelle Chriqui (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
looks definitely middle eastern-north african.
You should update her ‘Ethnicity:’ to ‘Sephardi Jewish (from Morocco)’.
Sephardi Jews whose ancestors hail from the Middle East and North Africa consider themselves as Mizrahi Jews as well.
Add that ‘Mizrahi Jewish’ tag.
All Jews hail from the Levant, which is in the Middle East. You’re confusing place of exile with origin.
I thought Sephardic Jews ancestors were expelled from the Iberian Penisula which includes Spain and Portugal and not Italy. Perhaps you should remove Italian Jewish.
In fact many ended in Italy after being kicked out from Spain.
She is mizrahi….
Yuval dayan israeli singer she is morrocan jewish and she considered herself mizrahi than sephardi.
True, many expelled Jews from the Iberian Peninsula either went to Northern Africa (Maghreb) or other areas of Southern Europe like Italy, Greece, or Yugoslavia. It doesn’t make sense to call her Italian Jewish unless Jews were expelled from Italy and migrated to Maghreb and I don’t think that happened. Portugal also expelled their Jews. Many of them went to the Netherlands or they were banished on the Portuguese colony island of what is now São Tomé and Príncipe.
Some of her ancestors in her Geni genealogy were Italian Jews.
Excuse me, which families?
Indeed, looks 100% Middle Eastern.
Well, Morocco is in North Africa and her ancestors originate from the Iberian Peninsula.
Her ancestors originate in the Levant. They lived in Iberia and North Africa later.
what’s even remotely Middle Eastern about her?
She literally looks like a southern European woman with a tan darker than average, her features are European
with a slightly ligther complexion she could pass anywhere in southern Europe including southern France
I’m not saying she HAS a tan btw I know that’s her complexion just getting that out of the way
She could pass anywhere in the Mediterranean. Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Spain, Italy, you name it.
Ah yes, because Spaniards and Italians look totally the same as Lebanese, Turks and Egyptians, with all due respect but that’s delusional, no she wouldn’t pass in Egypt, lebanon or Turkey, she passes in southern Europe
so Middle eastern lmao
Have you even been to MENA region? I doubt you have.
Amazing argument lmao, because you totally have to have been in a MENA area to know how MENA people look like, it’s not like you can easily google people from either of these places and immediately tell people look nothing like Emmanuelle, I live in southern Europe my dude, I see MENAs quite often, you can IMMEDIATELY tell the difference between an souther European and a MENA, I literally find laughable that anyone even has to be explained this in the current year, please bring arguments to the table, not just making a rhetorical question and running