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