Of Moroccan descent who has appeared on both television and in cinema Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (born December 10, 1977) is a Canadian actress who has appeared on both television and the big screen. Her roles on HBO's Entourage as Sloan and as Dalia Hakbarah, the Palestinian hairstylist and love interest to the title character in You Don't Mess With The Zohan and Unscripted as herself, along with two appearances on The O.C. as Jodie, have increased her visibility and exposure in the entertainment world. In May 2006, Maxim magazine named her no. 37 in its annual Hot 100 list.
Emmanuelle Chriqui, born Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui, is a Canadian television and film actress. She is known for playing the role of Dalia in the movie ‘You Don't Mess with the Zohan’ as well as of Sloan McQuewick and Lorelei Martins in the series ‘Entourage’ and ‘The Mentalist’ respectively. She is also known for performing in the dramas ‘Vampire Princess Miyu’, ‘Thundercats’, ‘Tron: Uprising’, ‘Cleaners’ and ‘Murder in the First’. Voted the eighth sexiest girl by FHM in 2008, Chriqui is adored by people for both her acting skills and good looks.
She once ranked No.81 on Maxim’s ‘Hot 100’ list. She also topped AskMen.com’s ‘Most Desirable Women’ list. The Canadian actress was ranked No.90 in Stuff magazine's list of ‘102 Sexiest Women in the World’. Talking about the awards she has received for her acting, Chriqui was awarded the Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards in 2008. The beautiful and charming diva has hundreds of thousands of fans on social media as well.
Emmanuelle Chriqui started acting when she was ten years old. She first appeared in a McDonald's commercial and then appeared in the TV series ‘Kung Fu, ‘Traders’, ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ and ‘The Adventures of Sinbad’. In 1997, she lent her voice to the character of Hisae Aoki in the drama series ‘Vampire Princess Miyu’. Chriqui then got featured in a supporting role in the film ‘Detroit Rock City as well as in the television films ‘Principal Takes a Holiday, ‘Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County’ and ‘Futuresport Gonzales’.
Her first main role was in the 2000 flick ‘Snow Day’. Soon after this, she acted in the movies ‘Ricky 6’, ‘100 Girls’, ‘On the Line’ and ‘Wrong Turn’. Then in 2005, the Canadian actress was cast in a recurring role in the series ‘Entourage’. That year, she also did a few movies, namely ‘The Crow: Wicked Prayer’, ‘Waiting’, ‘National Lampoon's Adam and Eve’ and ‘In the Mix’.
From 2006 to 2010, Chriqui did numerous big-screen projects such as ‘Waltzing Anna’, ‘August’, ‘You Don't Mess with the Zohan’, ‘Cadillac Records’, ‘Women in Trouble’, ‘Taking Chances’ and ‘13’. Then in 2011, she lent her voice to Cheetara for the animated series ‘Thundercats’. This was following by another voice role in the series ‘Tron: Uprising’. After this, the actress was offered the drama ‘The Mentalist’ in 2012 in which she played a recurring role.
Then she got the opportunity to play the role of Veronica in the drama ‘Cleaners’. In the year 2014, the Canadian beauty did the movies ‘Fort Bliss’ and ‘A Short History of Decay’ as well as the dramas ‘Men at Work’ and ‘Beware the Batman’. The following year, she got featured in the TV series ‘Killing Jesus and ‘Murder in the First. From 2016, Chriqui can be seen playing the role of Gina, a hypnotist, in the drama ‘Shut Eye’.
2021 saw the release of Die in a gunfight that is like a modern-day Romeo and Juliet where she plays the girlfriend of an assassin - Travis Fimmel