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.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Arab American or must have references showing they are Arab American and are notable. Please do not add yourself, non-notable people or fictional characters. Please add citations where appropriate.







  • Jay Abdo, actor, Originally from Syria, based in Los Angeles.
  • Shakira, singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model (paternal grandparents emigrated from Lebanon to New York City)
  • F. Murray Abraham, actor, Academy Award winner for role in Amadeus, father was an Assyrian from Syria
  • Ayad Al Adhamy, synthesizer player and multi-instrumentalist musician, born in Bahrain.
  • Moustapha Akkad, film producer, Syrian-American
  • Malek Jandali, composer & pianist, Syrian-American
  • Ferras Alqaisi, singer-songwriter, Jordanian-American
  • Tige Andrews, actor, Syrian-American
  • Jawahir Ahmed, model, Somali-American
  • Jeff Becerra, Death metal musician, Arab Mexican origin





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  8. ^ Michel T. Halbouty; oilman of legend; 95 | The San Diego Union-Tribune
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  20. ^ [5] "The half-Syrian, half-Lebanese actress..."
  21. ^ [6] "The Lebanese son of a Toledo grocer received a "Star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985."
  22. ^ The Institute for Middle East Understanding (18 October 2010). "Palestinian Americans – Remi Kanazi: Poet and teacher". Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  23. ^ Casey Kasem Biography – Yahoo! Movies
  24. ^ Tiny Tim Biography
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  26. ^ Wentworth Miller on being a racial spy at We’ve moved to – update your bookmarks!
  27. ^ Kathy Najimy – Biography – Official Site –
  28. ^ Noory[7] "One more point of commonality – both Farah and Noory are Lebanese"
  29. ^ BBC – BBC Storyville – Control Room: Jehane Noujaim Interview
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  32. ^ Shalhoub[8] "Tony Shalhoub, who is Lebanese..."
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  34. ^ Zappa[9] "My ancestry is Sicilian, Greek, Arab and French. My mother's mother was French and Sicilian, and her Dad was Italian (from Naples). She was first generation. The Greek-Arab side is from my Dad..."
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  37. ^ How the Arab Civilization Has Changed Your Life (by Sherri Muzher) – Media Monitors Network
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  39. ^ Abboud[10] "Lebanese Abboud was the first designer to win the CFDA award as Best Menswear Designer two years in a row"
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  41. ^ Police: Tampa pilot voiced support for bin Laden January 7, 2002
  42. ^ said Bishara, his last name is Syrian, and his father came to the United States in the first half of the 20th century from that country
  43. ^ Lightner[11] "The press would never print that I was an Arab-American. So, when I started doing live media, I'd bring it up."
  44. ^ "US activist found guilty of not disclosing conviction in fatal Jerusalem bombing". The Guardian. 
  45. ^ "Palestinian activist convicted of immigration fraud in Detroit". Reuters. 

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