List of Arab Americans

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This is a list of Arab Americans. It includes prominent Arab American individuals from various fields, such as business, science, entertainment, sports and fine arts.




Engineering/Computer Science[edit]


University Presidents[edit]


Arts and entertainment[edit]


Yasmine Bleeth, actress, her mother was Algerian.


  • Dean Obeidallah, stand-up comedian, writer, (Palestinian father)
  • Ahmed Ahmed, actor and comedian, (Egyptian)
  • Mohammed Amer, comedian, writer, actor; Rolling Stone, Al Barnameg, Allah Made Me Funny (Palestinian parents, born in Kuwait),
  • Remy Munasifi, comedian also known as GoRemy (Iraqi father/Lebanese mother)
  • Ronnie Khalil, stand-up comedian (Egyptian)
  • Aron Kader, stand-up comedian, (Palestinian father)
  • Maysoon Zayid, actress and comedian (Palestinian)
  • Ray Hanania, journalist and stand-up comedian (Palestinian)
  • Kassem G, comedian, actor, and YouTuber (Jordanian)
  • Anwar Jibawi, YouTuber and comedian (Palestinian)

Fashion designers[edit]


  • Gigi Hadid, supermodel and TV personality, (Palestinian father)
  • Bella Hadid, supermodel and TV personality, (Palestinian father)
  • Anwar Hadid, fashion model and TV personality, (Palestinian father)
  • Iman, fashion model and actress, (Somali ancestry)
  • Touriya Haoud, fashion model and actress, (Moroccan father)
  • Jawahir Ahmed, fashion model, (Somali-American)
  • Wafah Dufour, fashion model and singer (Saudi Arabian father)
  • Jaclyn Stapp, beauty queen and fashion model (Jordanian)
  • Amy Fadhli, fitness model, actress and winner of the Fitness America National Champion 1996, (Iraqi father)
  • Halima Aden, fashion model, (Somali-American)



Media and journalism[edit]





See also[edit]


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