Emmanuelle Sophie Anne
Chriqui (born December 10, 1977) is a Canadian actress who has appeared on both television and in
Her roles on HBO
as Sloan McQuewick,
You Don't Mess with
as Dalia Hakbarah, Unscripted
as herself, along with two
appearances on The O.C.
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.
was born in Montreal, Quebec, the
daughter of Moroccan
Jewish immigrants. Her mother was born in Casablanca and her father in Rabat.
has relatives in Israel and her
family practiced Orthodox Judaism
in the Sephardic tradition.
Chriqui has an older brother, Serge, and an older sister, Laurence.
was almost two, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario.
grew up in Markham
northeast of the city. As a child, she took acting classes, for
which her older brother paid. Chriqui attended the drama program at
After high school, Emmanuelle decided to
pursue a career in acting.
Chriqui began acting as a 10-year-old in a McDonald's
commercial. She moved to Vancouver in the mid-90s, guest-starring in series such as
Are You Afraid of the
Knight, Once a
Thief, and Psi Factor: Chronicles
of the Paranormal. Her first Hollywood role was as a supporting character in Detroit Rock City
Chriqui later appeared in several movies such as
, Wrong Turn
, On the Line
, and In the Mix
. She starred opposite
in the movie
Adam & Eve
and played the sexy virgin character of
of her more recent parts was in the film You Don't Mess with the
Zohan, where she played a Palestinian immigrant living in New York, who is the star's (Adam
Sandler) love interest.
Chriqui was nominated for a Best Actress DVD Exclusive Award for
her performance in 100 Girls
and was nominated, with
, for a Choice Liplock Teen
Choice Award in On the Line
. Recently, she won the
Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards.
Chriqui also starred in Hinder
's "Lips of an Angel
" music video
as well as in the Zac Brown Band's
"Whatever It Is
" music video. She threw out
the ceremonial first pitch
a Los Angeles Dodgers
June 8, 2008. Chriqui was on the cover of the Autumn 2008 issue of
She acted in music Biographical film Cadillac Records
(2008) as Revett
Chess, where the film performed with the singer and actress
. Chriqui will
be seen in 2009 as one of several women whose lives interconnect in
the comedy Women in
and will appear in its sequel, Elektra Luxx
, its release in 2010.
Chriqui has a boyfriend who works as an architect and whom she has
been dating for several years. Chriqui is also applying for American citizenship, according to an interview on the
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