Gabrielle Anwar

Anwar in 2008, photo by Joe Seer /

Place of Birth: Surrey Northern, Surrey, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 4 February, 1970

*25% Indian
*25% Ashkenazi Jewish
*50% English

Gabrielle Anwar is a British actress. She is the daughter of Tariq Anwar, a film producer and editor, and Shirley Hills, an actress.

Gabrielle’s father was born in Delhi, India. Gabrielle’s mother is English.

Gabrielle is married to Shareef Malnik. She has a daughter with her former partner, actor Craig Sheffer; and two children with her former husband, actor John Verea.

Gabrielle’s paternal grandfather was named Rafiq Anwar. Rafiq was an Indian Muslim.

Gabrielle’s paternal grandmother was Edith Reich (the daughter of Otto Reich and Else Enter). Edith was an Austrian Jew.



Curious about ethnicity

9 Responses

  1. EltonLee says:

    Wow she looks very European, i would have never guessed that she’s not fully.

  2. Polly Sanders says:

    Lisa, Gabrielle Anwar is 25% Indian- NOT half. Her father is half Indian & half Austrian Jewish. Her mother is English.

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