|Born||1972 (age 42–43)
Faour was born in Tarshiha, Israel, and moved to the United States to study theater and performance when she was 16. 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. 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.
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. 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".
- 2009 Dubai International Film Festival - Won Muhr Award as Best Actress for Amreeka
- 2010 Independent Spirit Awards - Nominated Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead - Amreeka