Fares Fares

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Fares in 2012, photo by Prphotos.com

Place of Birth: Beirut, Lebanon

Date of Birth: 29 April, 1973

Ethnicity: Assyrian

Fares Fares is an Assyrian-Swedish actor. His brother is director Josef Fares.

Fares was born in Beirut, Lebanon, of Assyrian origin. In 1987, when he was fourteen years old, his family moved to Sweden to escape the Lebanese Civil War, residing in Örebro, where they had relatives.

On his religion, Fares has said: “I’m not a Muslim. I was born Christian.” He often plays Middle Eastern characters.

6 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    He’s definitely not darker than average Turk.

  2. phaedra says:

    His name is pronounced as Faris or Ferris.

    Not fares, as in price fares.

  3. Capricious says:

    He’s handsome. He’s a huskier James Franco.

    Glad that there are Assyrian actors around – not so much is known about that ethnicity.

  4. Dildo (SE) says:


    “Fares Fares is an Assyrian actor.”

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