Emmanuelle Chriqui

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Emmanuelle Chriqui
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Born
Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui

(1975-12-10) 10 December 1975 (age 46)
Citizenship
  • Canadian
  • American[1]
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present

Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (/ˈʃrki/ SHREE-kee;[2] born 10 December 1975)[3] is a Canadian actress. She is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, Claire Bonner in Snow Day, Dalia in You Don't Mess with the Zohan, Lorelei Martins on The Mentalist and Lana Lang in the series Superman & Lois.

In May 2010, she topped the AskMen.com Most Desirable Women of 2010 list.[4]

Early life[edit]

Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,[5] the daughter of Moroccan-Jewish parents.[6][7][8][9][10] Her mother, Liliane, was born in Casablanca, and her father, Albert, in Rabat.[11][12][13] Her family practiced Orthodox Judaism.[14]

Chriqui has an older brother, Serge, and an older sister, Laurence. When she was almost two, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario. She grew up in Markham, Ontario, a suburb northeast of the city.[15] Her mother, an aesthetician who once told Emmanuelle she would become an actress, died when Chriqui was sixteen years old.[16][17]

As a child, Chriqui's brother began paying for her to take acting classes. She attended the drama program at Unionville High School.[18] After high school, Chriqui decided to pursue a career in acting.

Career[edit]

Chriqui began acting as a 10-year-old in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver in the mid-1990s, guest-starring in series such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Forever Knight, Once a Thief, and Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal. Her first Hollywood role was as a supporting character in Detroit Rock City (1999). She had a larger role in Chris Koch's teen comedy Snow Day (2000) portraying Claire Bonner, and then appeared in several other Hollywood films, such as 100 Girls, Wrong Turn, On the Line, and In the Mix. She played Eve in the 2005 comedy National Lampoon's Adam & Eve, and played Adam Sandler's love interest Dalia in the 2008 film You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

Chriqui was nominated for a Best Actress DVD Exclusive Award for her performance in 100 Girls and was nominated, with Lance Bass, for a Choice Liplock Teen Choice Award in On the Line.[19] In April 2008, she won the Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards.[20]

Chriqui also starred in several music videos including Hinder's "Lips of an Angel", Zac Brown Band's "Whatever It Is", and Charles Perry's "I Could Be the Best Time of Your Life". She threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game on June 8, 2008. Chriqui was on the cover of the Autumn 2008 issue of Naked Eye.

She appeared in the 2008 film Cadillac Records as Revetta Chess, where she performed with Beyoncé Knowles. Chriqui was seen in 2009 as one of several women whose lives interconnect in the comedy Women in Trouble and appeared in its 2010 sequel Elektra Luxx.

From the second season to the end of the show's original run, Chriqui played Sloan McQuewick in the hit HBO series Entourage. She reprised the role for the 2015 film of the show. In 2010, Chriqui joined Showtime's series, The Borgias.[21] She is also the voice of Cheetara in the ThunderCats 2011 animated series[22] and lent her voice and physical appearance as Numbers in the hit Activision video game Call of Duty: Black Ops. In 2019, she played Madison in the Netflix film The Knight Before Christmas, opposite Vanessa Hudgens.

In April 2020, Chriqui was cast as Lana Lang on the CW action-superhero series Superman & Lois (part of the Arrowverse) and also portrayed her Bizarro counterpart Lana-Rho in season two.[23]

Personal life[edit]

In September 2017, Chriqui became a U.S. citizen.[1] Chriqui practices Transcendental Meditation.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 The Donor Patty
1999 Detroit Rock City Barbara
2000 Snow Day Claire Bonner
2000 Ricky 6 Lee
2000 100 Girls Patty
2001 On the Line Abbey
2003 Wrong Turn Carly Numan
2003 Rick Duke's Long-Suffering Wife
2005 Candy Paint Angela Martinez Short film
2005 The Crow: Wicked Prayer Lilly
2005 Waiting... Tyla
2005 National Lampoon's Adam and Eve Eve
2005 In the Mix Dolly Pacelli
2006 Waltzing Anna Nurse Jill
2007 After Sex Jordy
2008 August Morela Sterling
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Dalia Hakbarah
2008 Tortured Becky Direct-to-video
2008 Cadillac Records Revetta Chess
2009 Women in Trouble Bambi
2009 Saint John of Las Vegas Tasty D Lite
2009 Taking Chances Lucy Shanks
2009 Tom Cool Chriqui
2010 13 Aileen
2010 Elektra Luxx Bambi Lindberg
2011 Girl Walks into a Bar Teresa
2011 5 Days of War Tatia Meddevi
2013 Three Night Stand Robyn
2014 Situation amoureuse: C'est complique Vanessa
2014 Fort Bliss Alma
2014 A Short History of Decay Erika Bryce
2015 Entourage Sloan McQuewick
2015 The Steps Marla
2015 Killing Jesus Herodias
2018 Omphalos Alise Spiegelman
2018 Super Troopers 2 Genevieve Aubois
2018 Hospitality Donna
2019 The Knight Before Christmas Madison
2021 Die in a Gunfight Barbie
2022 Cosmic Dawn Natalie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Bumper Episode: "The Return of Sing Ling"
1995 Harrison Bergeron Jeannie TV film
1995 Forever Knight Jude Deshnell Episode: "Black Buddha: Part 2"
1996 Traders Samira Episode: "The Natari Affair"
1996 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Amanda Episode: "The Tale of the Night Shift"
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Melissa Episode: "The Undead, The/Stalker"
1997 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Rachel Episode: "Sex Fiend"
1997 Unwed Father Kayla TV film
1997 The Adventures of Sinbad Serendib Episode: "Little Miss Magic"
1997–1998 Vampire Princess Miyu Hisae Aoki (voice: English dub) Regular role
1998 Principal Takes a Holiday Roxanne TV film
1998 Shattered Hearts: A Moment of Truth Movie Cindy TV film
1998 Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County Renee TV film
1998 Police Academy: The Series Charlotte Ockleman Episode: "Mr. I.Q."
1998 Greener Fields Megan TV film
1998 Futuresport Gina Gonzales TV film
2003 Jake 2.0 Theresa Carano Episode: "Arms and the Girl"
2005 The O.C. Jodie 2 episodes
2005 Unscripted Emmanuelle 3 episodes
2005–2011 Entourage Sloan McQuewick Recurring role
2006 Deceit Emily TV film
2008-2009 Robot Chicken Invisible Woman, Mokey Fraggle, Girl, Woman (voice)
Blackberry Pie, Check-Out Lady, Woman (voices)
Episodes: "Monstourage"
Episode: "PS: Yes, In That Way"
2011 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Kelly (voice) Episode: "Mow Money/Love Stinks!"
2011 The Borgias Sancha of Aragon 3 episodes
2011–2012 Thundercats Cheetara (voice) Main role
2012–2013 Tron: Uprising Paige (voice) Main role
2012–2013 The Mentalist Lorelei Martins Recurring role
2013 The Ordained Sam TV film
2013-2014 Beware the Batman Sapphire Stagg (voice) 2 episodes
2013–2014 Cleaners Veronica Regular role
2014 Men at Work Sasha Episode: "I Take Thee, Gibbs"
2015 Killing Jesus Herodias TV miniseries
2015 Murder in the First Raphaelle 'Raffi' Veracruz Main role
2016–2017 Shut Eye Gina, a hypnotist[25] Main role
2019 The Passage Dr. Lila Kyle Main role
2021–present Superman & Lois Lana Lang, Lana-Rho Main role

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s)
2000 "Another Dumb Blonde" Hoku
2006 "Lips of an Angel" Hinder
2009 "Whatever It Is" Zac Brown Band
2016 "Where's the Love" The Black Eyed Peas featuring The World

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops Numbers Voice-over and a short live action appearance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Emmanuelle Chriqui on Instagram: "It's official! I am now an American Citizen!!!! Tonight is the Jewish New year, so I usher in not only a new year but new beginnings...For all those celebrating I wish you the sweetest, happiest, healthiest and most magical year ahead..L'shana Tova.. Love and light, xxxE"". Instagram.
  2. ^ "Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui: Up Close" on YouTube. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Instagram video by @echriqui • Dec 11, 2015 at 5:52pm UTC". Instagram. Archived from the original on 26 December 2021. Retrieved 18 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui Top 99 Women of 2010". AskMen.com.
  5. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui". TV Guide. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  6. ^ Derakhshani, Tirdad (22 May 2008). "Sideshow: Queen is royally displeased". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on 23 June 2008.
  7. ^ Scharf, Lindzi (23 November 2005). "'In the Mix' with Emmanuelle Chriqui at". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  8. ^ Stern, Marlow (18 August 2011). "Emmanuelle Chriqui: 'Entourage' Star Tries '5 Days of War' After Hit HBO Show". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  9. ^ Hoffman, Barbara (21 August 2011). "10 saucy questions for Emmanuelle Chriqui". New York Post. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  10. ^ Miller, Gerri (22 November 2016). "Emmanuelle Chriqui leads Jewish stars, characters coming to TV in December". The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  11. ^ "An Interview with Emmanuelle Chriqui; Actress, Philanthropist, and Star of the Show/Movie 'Entourage'". Tech N' Marketing. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  12. ^ "HBO: Entourage: Interview: Emmanuelle Chriqui". HBO. Archived from the original on 28 August 2006. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  13. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui - Entourage, Emmanuelle Chriqui". People.com. 31 July 2006. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  14. ^ Jewish Television Network. "Interview with Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui". Generation J. Archived from the original on 28 June 2008.
  15. ^ "Complex | Music, Sneakers, Style, Pop Culture, News & Shows". Complex.
  16. ^ AJ Buckley (25 June 2010). "Scene Magazine | BEFORE THE SCENE with Emmanuelle Chriqui | An Interview by AJ Buckley". Scenelouisiana.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  17. ^ O'Neill, Catherine Q. (6 January 2013). "Emmanuelle Chriqui Shares Her Beauty Secrets: Daily Beauty Reporter: Daily Beauty Reporter". allure.com. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  18. ^ "Adam Sandler's co star, Emmanuelle Chriqui - Who's News Blog - USAWEEKEND.com". Blogs.usaweekend.com. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  19. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui". IMDb.
  20. ^ "Young Hollywood Awards (2008)". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. April 27, 2008.
  21. ^ Eng, Joyce (22 September 2010). "Emmanuelle Chriqui Joins Showtime's The Borgias". TV Guide. New York City: NTVB Media. Retrieved 22 September 2010.
  22. ^ Barr, Jason (8 March 2011). "Kevin Michael Richardson Discusses THUNDERCATS; Says Will Friedle Is Lion-O (UPDATED) Emmanuelle Chriqui is Voicing Cheetara". Collider. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  23. ^ Petski, Denise (7 April 2020). "'Superman & Lois': Emmanuelle Chriqui To Play Lana Lang In the CW Series Based On DC Characters". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  24. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui Shares Her "Ultimate Idea" of Relaxing, Anxiety Hacks and How She Starts Her Day". 5 October 2022.
  25. ^ Nellie Andreeva (22 January 2016). "Susan Misner & Emmanuelle Chriqui Cast In Hulu's Psychic Drama Series 'Shut Eye'". Deadline Hollywood.

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