February 25, 1981 (age 34) (
Ahmad Abdalla, Daoud Abdel Sayed, Sherif Arafa, Yousry Nasrallah, Amr Salama
In Focus with Asser Yassin
Asser Ashraf Fouad Yassin (born February 25, 1981) is an Egyptian actor, writer and film producer. He has been awarded Best Actor for several of his works.Yassin began his career on the stage of the American University in Cairo spotted by Director Khairy Beshara to play his first role on TV in Qalb Habiba in 2006, followed by the block buster The Yacoubian Building in 2007. His first major film release was Zay El Naharda (2008) where he was praised for his supporting role, playing the character of a drug addict. In the same year, Yassin played a leading role in the movie "El Waad" a.k.a. The Promise, facing the legendary actor and super star Mahmoud Yassin. In 2010, Yassin played the leading role in a Daoud Abdel Sayed movie Messages from the Sea, for which he was awarded Best Actor at the Carthage Film Festival, and Malmö Arab Film Festival. He was also awarded Best Actor for his latest release Aswar El Qamar (2015) by The Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival.
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Asser yassin s interview on cnn
During sophomore year, Yassin attended theater productions at the university, performed by his colleagues. Until one day, his friend asked him to stand for an absent actor.He felt a stimulating and refreshing vibe and decided to take a theater course and participate in more productions. After graduation, Yassin worked as an engineering teaching assistant at the American University in Cairo, when he decided to take the risk and leave behind a promising career in engineering and academia to pursue his passion for acting. His family’s support encouraged him to proceed with the plan. Yassin was always an active young man. He was head of the Student Judicial Board, a member of the rowing and taekwondo sports teams, an organizing committee member in the Model United Nations and Model Arab League, as well as a talk show zoom operator, in addition to his demanding study of engineering.
Throughout his acting marathon, Yassin has been part of many reputable plays at his university, and starred in many short films as the controversial and highly praised Beit Men Lahm (House of Flesh), based on the Arabic novel written by the legendary Yusuf Idris, directed by Rami A.Jabbar. Director Khairy Beshara entrusted him with a role in Qalb Habiba, the TV series that celebrated screen legend Soheir El-Bably’s comeback. Shortly his cinema debut followed with small roles in the box office hit The Yacoubian Building and the acclaimed Halim. With increased exposure and continuous hardwork, Yassin landed some highly applauded supporting roles such as “Marei” the villain brother to Ashraf Abdel Baqi in Aala Ganb Yasta and as Mo, the drug addict in Zay El Naharda which unmistakably drew the attention to him as a very versatile acting talent. His first leading role alongside the great Mahmoud Yassin in the action film Al Waad or The Promise written by non the other Waheed Hamid and directed by Mohamed Yassin gave him the chance to prove his skill and establish himself as a serious actor in the Egyptian film industry, with a potential to become a box office name. Yassin’s turning point was his leading role in Messages from the Sea, written and directed by Daoud Abdel Sayed, which was originally written to be played by the legendary Ahmed Zaki before his parting after losing his battle with cancer. Rags and Tatters (2013) was Yassin’s first co-production experience when he affiliated with Film Clinic and Graal to make a film about the unprivileged population of Egypt and their living situation after the Jan 25 revolution. Yassin also played the leading role which was mostly silent. The movie had a major international recognition. It won Golden Antigone at the Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, and as nominated at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, London Film Festival, Munich Film Festival and Thessaloniki Film Festival. In 2015, Yassin won best actor at the The Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival for his latest release Aswar El Qamar.
Asser is the eldest of 2 boys. Both his parents are engineers. Asser got married in 2012 to Kenzy Abdallah whom he met through common friends. They are blessed with two boys Taher and Ameen.