Name Nisreen Faour
Education University of Haifa
|Born 1972 (age 42–43)Tarshiha, Israel|
Nominations Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Movies Amreeka, Villa Touma, Eyes of a Thief, Gehalim Lohashot
Similar People Cherien Dabis, Suha Arraf, Najwa Najjar
Nisreen Faour (Arabic: نسرين فاعور; born August 2, 1972) is a Palestinian actress from Israel, 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. She then came back to Israel in order to study acting at the Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel Aviv between 1991 and 1994, and later on directing at the University of Haifa. She has performed in a number of award-winning theatrical plays. She also appeared in Israeli films such as In the Eighth Month, directed by Ali Nassar, Jamr Alhikaya (Whispering Embers) and The Savior. Her television appearances include Family Deluxe, produced by the Israel Broadcasting Authority and aired by Channel 33, as well as 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".