Nisreen Faour

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Nisreen Faour
Born 1972 (age 43–44)
Tarshiha, Palestine
Occupation Actress

Nisreen Faour (Arabic: نسرين فاعور‎‎; born August 2, 1972) is a Palestinian actress from Palestine, best known for her role as Muna in the 2009 American film, Amreeka.

Faour was born in Tarshiha, Israel, and moved to the United States to study theater and performance when she was 16.[citation needed] She studied theater in the Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv, and theater directing at the University of Haifa, in Israel. She has performed in a number of award-winning theatrical plays.[citation needed] She also appeared in films such as In the Eighth Month, directed by Ali Nassar and Jamr Alhikaya (Whispering Embers). Her television appearances include Family Deluxe and Mishwar Al-Joma.[1]

Faour's performance as Muna Farah, a Palestinian immigrant to the United States in the 2009 independent film Amreeka, received high marks from film critics.[2][3] American film critic Kenneth Turan argues that, while all of the casting choices "are excellent, [...] it is Palestinian actress Nisreen Faour as the irrepressible Muna who truly owns the picture".[4]



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