Lubna Azabal

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Lubna Azabal

Lubna Azabal is a Belgian actress, born 1973 in Brussels to a Moroccan father and a Spanish mother.[1] After studying at the Conservatoire royal of Brussels, she began a theatrical career in Belgium. In 1997, she took her first film role when Belgian film-maker Vincent Lannoo chose her to act beside Olivier Gourmet in his short film J'adore le cinéma.[citation needed] She performs in both French and Arabic films. She was raised trilingual (French, Spanish and Berber).[1]

Her most widely known role is in the 2005 Palestinian political thriller, Paradise Now. She appears in a smaller role in Ridley Scott's Body of Lies.

Azabal won the Black Pearl Award 2010 (Abu Dhabi Film Festival) for Best Actress for her role in the film Incendies.[2] She also won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the 31st Genie Awards and the Magritte Award for Best Actress at the 2nd Magritte Awards.[3] She starred opposite Ben Foster in the independent film Here (2011).

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