Malek Akkad

Akkad in 2011, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Malek Stephen Akkad

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: February 7, 1969

*father – Syrian
*mother – German, Swiss-German, English, Scottish, Irish, French-Canadian

Malek Akkad is an American film producer.

Malek’s father was Syrian-American film producer and director Moustapha Akkad, who is known for producing the Halloween films, as Malek has also done. His father was born in Aleppo, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon, now Syria, and died in the 2005 Amman terrorist bombings, in Jordan. Malek’s mother was American. He is married to Angelina Akkad.

Malek’s maternal grandfather was George Paul Shirk (the son of George Gotshall Shirk and Lillie Adele Bowlby). Malek’s grandfather George was born in Kansas. Malek’s great-grandfather George was born in Illinois, the son of Jacob Balmer Shirk and Anna Elizabeth Gotschall/Gotshall. Lillie was born in New Jersey, the daughter of John Wesley Bowlby and Ellathear Downing.

Malek’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Dorothy Robins (the daughter of Wesley Orlando Robins and Philomene/Philamene Desarmeaux/Desearmeaux/Desormeaux). Barbara was born in Ontario, Canada. Wesley was born in Canada, to an English father, and a mother surnamed Whiley. Philomene was born in Canada, and was of French-Canadian descent.

Source: Genealogy of Malek’s mother –

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