Emmanuelle Chriqui

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Emmanuelle Chriqui
Born Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui
(1977-12-10) December 10, 1977 (age 37)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Education Unionville High School
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Home town Markham, Ontario

Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (/ɨˈmænjuːl ˈʃrki/;[1] born December 10, 1977) is a Canadian film and television actress. She is known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. She is also known for her role on The Mentalist television series as Lorelei Martins, accomplice to Red John. In May 2010, she topped the AskMen.com Most Desirable Women of 2010 list.[2]

Early life[edit]

Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Sephardi Jewish parents from Morocco.[3][4] Her mother, Liliane, was born in Casablanca, and her father, Albert, in Rabat;[5][6] and Chriqui has relatives in Israel.[3] Her family practised Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition.[7]

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—Unionville, a suburb northeast of the city.[8] Her mother, an aesthetician who once told Emmanuelle she would become an actress, died when Chriqui was sixteen years old.[9][10]

As a child, she took acting classes, for which her brother paid. Chriqui attended the drama program at Unionville High School.[11] After high school, Chriqui 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-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). Chriqui later appeared in several movies, 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 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.[12] In April 2008, she won the Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards.[13]

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.

In 2010, Chriqui joined Showtime's 2011 series, The Borgias.[14] She is also the voice of Cheetara in the ThunderCats 2011 animated series.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Donor, TheThe 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
2003 Rick Duke's Long-Suffering Wife
2005 Candy Paint Angela Martinez Short film
2005 Crow: Wicked Prayer, TheThe Crow: Wicked Prayer Lilly
2005 Waiting... Tyla
2005 National Lampoon's Adam and Eve Eve
2005 In the Mix Dolly
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 Video
2008 Cadillac Records Revetta Chess
2009 Tom Cool Chriqui
2009 Women in Trouble Bambi
2009 Saint John of Las Vegas Tasty D Lite
2009 Taking Chances Lucy Shanks
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 Relationship Status: It's Complicated Vanessa
2014 Fort Bliss Alma
2014 Short History of Decay, AA Short History of Decay Erika Bryce
2015 Entourage Sloan McQuewick
2015 The Steps Marla
2016 Omphalos Alise Spiegelman Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Bumper "The Return of Sing Ling"
1995 Harrison Bergeron Jeannie TV film
1995 Forever Knight Jude Deshnell "Black Buddha: Part 2"
1996 Traders Samira "The Natari Affair"
1996 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Amanda "The Tale of the Night Shift"
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Melissa "The Undead, The/Stalker"
1997 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Rachel "Sex Fiend"
1997 Unwed Father Kayla TV film
1997 Adventures of Sinbad, TheThe Adventures of Sinbad Serendib "Little Miss Magic"
1997-1998 Vampire Princess Miyu Hisae Aoki (voice) 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 "Mr. I.Q."
1998 Greener Fields Megan TV film
1998 Futuresport Gonzales TV film
2003 Jake 2.0 Theresa Carano "Arms and the Girl"
2005 O.C., TheThe O.C. Jodie "The Ex-Factor", "The Accomplice"
2005 Unscripted Emmanuelle "1.8", "1.9", "1.10"
2005-2011 Entourage Sloan Recurring role
2006 Deceit Emily TV film
2008 Robot Chicken (voice) "Monstourage", "PS: Yes, In That Way"
2011 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Kelly (voice) "Mow Money / Love Stinks!"
2011 Borgias, TheThe Borgias Sancha "The French King", "Death, on a Pale Horse", "Nessuno (Nobody)"
2011-2012 Thundercats Cheetara (voice) Main role
2012-2013 Tron: Uprising Paige (voice) Main role
2012-2013 Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist Lorelei Martins Recurring role
2013 Ordained, TheThe Ordained Sam TV film
2013 Beware the Batman' Sapphire Stagg (voice) "Toxic"
2013-2014 Cleaners Veronica Regular role
2014 Men at Work Sasha "I Take Thee, Gibbs"
2014 Beware the Batman Sapphire Stagg (voice) "Monsters"
2015 Killing Jesus Herodias TV miniseries
2015 Murder in the First Raphaelle 'Raffi' Veracruz Main role
Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops Numbers Voice-over and a short live action appearance


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  2. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui Top 99 Women of 2010". AskMen.com. 
  3. ^ a b Derakhshani, Tirdad (May 22, 2008). "Sideshow: Queen is royally displeased". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on Jun 23, 2008. 
  4. ^ Scharf, Lindzi (2005-11-23). "'In the Mix' with Emmanuelle Chriqui at". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  5. ^ "HBO: Entourage: Interview: Emmanuelle Chriqui". HBO. Archived from the original on 2006-09-28. Retrieved 2015-01-24. 
  6. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui - Entourage, Emmanuelle Chriqui". People.com. 2006-07-31. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  7. ^ Jewish Television Network. "Interview with Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui". Generation J. Archived from the original on Jun 28, 2008. 
  8. ^ Emmanuelle Chriqui
  9. ^ AJ Buckley (2010-06-25). "Scene Magazine | BEFORE THE SCENE with Emmanuelle Chriqui | An Interview by AJ Buckley". Scenelouisiana.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  10. ^ O'Neill, Catherine Q. (2013-01-06). "Emmanuelle Chriqui Shares Her Beauty Secrets: Daily Beauty Reporter: Daily Beauty Reporter". allure.com. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  11. ^ "Adam Sandler's co star, Emmanuelle Chriqui - Who's News Blog - USAWEEKEND.com". Blogs.usaweekend.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  12. ^ Emmanuelle Chriqui - Awards
  13. ^ "Young Hollywood Awards (2008)". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. April 27, 2008.
  14. ^ Eng, Joyce. "Emmanuelle Chriqui Joins Showtime's The Borgias". TV Guide. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  15. ^ Barr, Jason (March 8, 2011). "Kevin Michael Richardson Discusses THUNDERCATS; Says Will Friedle Is Lion-O (UPDATED) Emmanuelle Chriqui is Voicing Cheetara". Collider. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 

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