Najwa Nimri

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Najwa Nimri
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Najwa Nimri live
Background information
Birth name Najwa Nimri Urrutikoetxea
Also known as Najwajean
Born (1972-02-14) 14 February 1972 (age 42)
Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
Genres Trip hop, downtempo, alternative rock
Occupations Actress, singer
Website www.najwa.info

Najwa Nimri Urrutikoetxea (born 14 February 1972 in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain) is a Spanish actress and singer of Jordanian descent.

Early life[edit]

Nimri's mother is Navarrese and her father is Jordanian; his name is Karam Nimri. She has a brother named Karim Nimri, a half-brother named Andre Nimri and two half-sisters named Sara and Nadia Nimri. Najwa also has a cousin who is a singer named (Antix) Alexander Nimier. When she was a child she moved to Bilbao and now lives in Madrid.

Career[edit]

Her first important film role was in Salto al vacío, the first movie by film director Daniel Calparsoro. Her career as a singer started with small groups. In 1996, she formed the band Najwajean with Carlos Jean.[1] She has also released three solo albums. She was married to Daniel Calparsoro[2] and in 2004, she had a son, Teo.

Two of her film roles won her praise: as Ana in Lovers of the Arctic Circle, and as Elena in Sex and Lucia (Spanish title Lucía y el sexo). Both films were directed by Julio Medem.

Discography[edit]

With Carlos Jean as Najwajean[edit]

  • No Blood (1998) – #80
  • Asfalto (2001) (soundtrack) – #175
  • Guerreros (2002) (soundtrack) – #88
  • Najwajean Selection (2002) (compilation album) – #108
  • Till It Breaks (2008) – #20

Najwajean singles[edit]

  • Crime (2008)

Solo albums[edit]

  • Carefully (2001) – #76
  • Mayday (2003) – #48
  • Walkabout (2006) – #10 (50,000 copies sold; Gold).
  • El último primate (2010)
  • Donde rugen los volcanes (2012)
  • Rat Race (2014)

Solo singles[edit]

  • That Cyclone (2001) from Carefully – #37
  • Following Dolphins (2001) from Carefully – #68
  • Go Cain (2003) from Mayday – #20
  • Hey Boys, Girls (2003) from Mayday – #26
  • Capable (2006) from Walkabout – #3
  • Push It (2006) from Walkabout
  • Le Tien, Le Mien (2006) from Walkabout
  • Feed Us (2014) from Rat Race

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NajwaJean 10 years after" (in Spanish). Europa Press. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Calparsoro: Del cine de autor vasco al terror de encargo en USA" (in Spanish). Noticine. 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2008-10-14. [dead link]

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