Yasmine Al Masri

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Yasmine Al Masri
Born Lebanon
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000-present
Spouse(s) Hani Al Naimi[1]
Children 1[1]

Yasmine Al Masri is an Lebanese actress. She made her movie debut in an 2007 film Caramel. In 2015, Masri began starring as Nimah Anwar in the ABC drama series, Quantico.

Early life[edit]

Al Masri was born in Lebanon to a Palestinian father and Egyptian mother. She moved to Paris to live and study, and in 2007 graduated from École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts[2] in multimedia and performance.[citation needed] In Paris, Masri began her career as a dancer at the Souraya Baghdadi dance company in 2000.[2]


Masri has made her big screen debut in the 2007 critically acclaimed Lebanese LGBT-themed comedy-drama film, Caramel, directed by Nadine Labaki. The film was presented at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival,[3] For Caramel she received the Best Actress Award at the 2007 Abu Dhabi Film Festival,[4] and the same year a Best Actress nomination at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.[1] Following Caramel, she starred in international-produced films Al-mor wa al rumman, Al Juma Al Akheira, and Miral.[5][6]

In 2014, Masri made her debut on the American television, in an starring role on the short-lived NBC drama series, Crossbones opposite John Malkovich.[7] In 2015, she was cast alongside Priyanka Chopra and Aunjanue Ellis in the ABC thriller Quantico as Nimah Anwar.[8][9]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Caramel Nisrine Nominated — Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress
2008 Al-mor wa al rumman Kamar
2010 Miral Nadia
2011 Al Juma Al Akheira Dalal
2014 Crossbones Selima El Sharad Series regular, 9 episodes
2015-present Quantico Nimah Anwar Series regular


  1. ^ a b c "Yasmine Al Massri - NBC.com". NBC. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Canal+. "- Films CANALPLUS.FR". Canalplus.fr. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Santiago, Patricia, Abet (27 April 2010): "La cultura es la mejor forma de superar los clichés entre occidente y el mundo árabe". ABC (Spanish)
  4. ^ http://www.meiff.com/mediafiles/press_686.pdf
  5. ^ Simon, Alissa (15 December 2011): "The absurdities and complexities of life in contempo Amman are presented with pleasingly understated humor in The Last Friday", Variety
  6. ^ "Miral". 25 March 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Yasmine Al Massri of Crossbones talks working with John Malkovich and more". HitFix. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "'Believe' Star Boards ABC's 'Quantico' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "ABC Orders Six Drama Pilots To Series - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 

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