List of Iraqi Americans
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This is a list of notable Iraqi Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
- Ayad Al-Qazzaz, professor of sociology. California State University, Sacramento
- Elias Alsabti, medical researcher and writer
- Sinan Antoon, academic, writer, filmmaker
- Hind Rassam Culhane, professor
- Rafil A. Dhafir, physician
- Khidir Hamza, scientist
- Dr. Amid I. Ismail, dean and Professor at the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry since October 2008.
- Emanuel Kamber, Ph. D. is an Assyrian Physics professor at Western Michigan University
- Majid Khadduri, academic and founder of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Middle East Studies program
- Thomas L. Saaty, Assyrian-Iraqi University Professor at the University of Pittsburgh
- Nada Shabout, art historian and Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas
- Ella Shohat, professor, author and activist
- Saadi Simawe, translator, novelist and teacher
- Donny George Youkhanna, Iraqi Assyrian archaeologist, anthropologist, author, curator, and scholar, and a visiting professor at Stony Brook University in New York, internationally known as "the man who saved the Iraqi National Museum."
- Dahlia Wasfi, activist
- F. Murray Abraham, actor (father of Assyrian-Iraqi descent)
- Antonio Albadran, Iraqi-American actor born in Basra
- David Chokachi, actor of Turkish and Finnish descent
- Yasmine Hanani, actress known for her role in Voices of Iraq and The Kingdom
- Nicholas Kadi, actor 
- Sarab Kamoo, actress known for her role in Super Sucker
- Chris Kattan, comedian and actor; best known for his work on Saturday Night Live; paternal grandfather was of Iraqi Jewish descent
- Vincent Oshana, Assyrian-Iraqi Actor
- Heather Raffo, award winning playwright/actress most known for her role in 9 Parts of Desire
- Basam Ridha, actor
- Ashley Sawdaye, Actor of Iraqi Jewish, French-Israeli descent.
- Alia Shawkat, actress known as Maeby Fünke on Arrested Development, father is from Iraq
- Zina Zaflow, actress
- M. J. Alhabeeb, calligrapher
- Sama Raena Alshaibi, artist
- Halla Ayla, artist
- Wafaa Bilal, artist and professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
- Hayv Kahraman, artist/painter
- Toba Khedoori, artist
- Shakir al Khafaji, businessman
- Remy Munasifi, also known as GoRemy
- Usama Alshaibi, filmmaker
- Carole Basri, filmmaker
- Ali Hossaini, filmmaker, philosopher and pacifist
- Terrence Malick
- Anisa Mehdi, Emmy Award winning film director and journalist
- Alfred Rasho is an Iraqi Assyrian documentary filmmaker.
- Amy Fadhli, fitness model, actress and winner of the Fitness America National Champion 1996
- Hanan Alattar, Soprano opera singer
- Laith Alattar, Iraqi-American musician
- Rahim AlHaj, musician and composer
- Ahmed El Faleh, singer who participated in Super Star 3, the pan-Arabic version of Pop Idol
- Amir ElSaffar, musician and younger brother of Dena
- Everlast, singer, song-writer
- Sargon Gabriel, Assyrian singer
- Linda George, Assyrian singer
- Juliana Jendo, Assyrian singer
- Chemda Khalili, singer/songwriter and co-host of the Keith and The Girl podcast
- Ashur Bet Sargis, Assyrian singer
- Janan Sawa, Assyrian musician
- Stephan Said, musician, writer and political activist
- TIMZ, Assyrian rapper
- Rend al-Rahim Francke, politician, political activist and once held the position as Iraqi ambassador to the United States
- Ayham al-Samarie, politician
- Adam Benjamin, Jr., Assyrian-Iraqi, Indiana Congressman
- Anna Eshoo, Assyrian-Iraqi, California Congressman
- John S. Lazar, Assyrian-Iraqi, Turlock, California mayor
- John Nimrod, Assyrian-Iraqi, Illinois Senator
- Qubad Talabani, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) representative in Washington DC and son of Iraqi president Jalal Talabani
- Alex Agase, Assyrian-American, Top level American Football (Gridiron) player
- Lou Agase, Assyrian-American, Top level American Football (Gridiron) player
- Najah Ali, boxer
- Steven Beitashour, Assyrian currently plays for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer.
- Sami Boudakh, Assyrian USA based Soccer player
- Falah Hassan, footballer
- Joseph Ashur Lazarus, Assyrian-American Boxer, USA based Bantamweight, boxed in 1924 Olympics
- Justin Meram, Assyrian USA based Soccer player
- Sammy Merza, Assyrian-American Boxer, USA based Middleweight
- Michael Shabaz, Assyrian American Tennis player
- Eddie Younan, Assyrian American Boxer
- Tom Younan
Writers and journalists
- Ibrahim al-Marashi, academic plagiarized by the British government
- Lorraine Ali, reporter, editor, culture writer and music critic for Newsweek
- Alise Alousi, Iraqi-American poet
- Sinan Antoon, poet, novelist and translator
- Leila Barclay, American journalist and storyteller
- Alon Ben-Meir, professor, writer and is the Middle East Project director at the World Policy Institute
- Sargon Boulus, Assyrian-Iraqi
- Paul Caldani, Assyrian-Iraqi-Radio Iran 670 Am KIRN Los Angeles, California
- Abdul Ameer Yousef Habeeb, journalist
- Jack Marshall (author), poet and author
- Dunya Mikhail, poet
- Armand Nassery, author and filmmaker
- Greg Patent, author (Born in Hong Kong to a Russian father and Iraqi mother)
- Daniel Pearl, journalist (kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan)
- Ayad Rahim, journalist
- Mahmoud Saeed, an Iraqi novelist was born in Mosul in 1939. Wrote more than twenty novels and story collections, and hundreds of articles. He started writing short stories at an early age.
- Zainab Salbi, writer, activist, co-founder and president of Women for Women International
- Cindy Sargon, Assyrian-Iraqi TV Chef
- Rachel Wahba, writer
- Thura Al Windawi, author
- Obelit Yadgar, Assyrian-Iraqi- Radio Glendale, Wisconsin
- Husham Al-Husainy, Sheikh of the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center
- Hassan Al-Qazwini, religious leader
- Mohammed Odeh al-Rehaief, attorney who helped the United States armed forces rescue Jessica Lynch from Iraq
- Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie, soldier
- Aban Elias, civil engineer, (held hostage and has not been heard from)
- Samir Gegea, Iraqi interpreter who captured Saddam Hussein
- Jumana Hanna, involved in war propaganda
- Farris Hassan
- Michael Mizrachi, professional poker player (Iraqi Jewish father)
- Robert Mizrachi, professional poker player and older brother of Michael Mizrachi
- Mohammad Munaf, terrorist
- Samuel Nalo, businessman, hijacker, burglar, and brother of Robert
- Kaysar Ridha, contestant on reality show Big Brother
- Nadya Suleman, gave birth octuplets in January 2008
- Abdul Rahman Yasin, suspected American terrorist
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