Hiam Abbass

Hiam Abbass

Highest Rated: 100% Rock the Casbah (2013)

Lowest Rated: 18% Miral (2010)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1960

Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel

Hiam Abbass was an Israeli-Arab actress, writer and director who gained a whole new level of exposure in the United States in the summer of 2018 when she began appearing on the HBO drama series "Succession" (HBO, 2018- ). Born in Nazareth, Israel, and raised in the small Israeli village of Deir Hanna, Abbass didn't begin acting professionally on screen until she was in her 30s. She began appearing on French-language television shows and films, including 1998's "Living In Paradise," while slowly building her on screen presence throughout the decade. By the early 2000s, Abbass was acting primarily in films, among them "A Loving Father" (2002), "Paradise Now" (2005), and "The Nativity Story," the latter of which was a biblical drama about the birth of Jesus. In 2005 Abbass nabbed a small part in Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Munich," and followed that up with a role in writer/director Tom McCarthy's Oscar-nominated drama "The Visitor" (2007). She continued nabbing film parts over the next few years, before turning her attention to the director's chair with her feature debut "Inheritance" (2012). In addition to co-writing the script and directing, Abbass also starred in the dramatic film. After the release of "Inheritance," Abbass returned to film acting, with parts in "Exodus: Gods and Kings" (2014), "Foreign Body" (2016), and "In Syria" (2017). In 2017 she appeared in the big budget science fiction film "Blade Runner 2049" (2017), which also starred Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. Then in 2018 Abbass began appearing in Oscar winner Adam McKay's dramatic HBO series "Succession." The series, which chronicled a powerful American family that runs a media empire, premiered on the premium cable network in June of 2018.

Highest rated movies

Rock the Casbah
Gaza mon amour
Lemon Tree
The Visitor
Paradise Now
Blade Runner 2049




73% No Score Yet Hellraiser Unknown (Character) - 2022
96% 83% Gaza mon amour Siham (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 43% Brother Unknown (Character) - 2019
89% 88% The Swallows of Kabul Mussarat (Voice) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Vitro Dunia (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Arabs Danced Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Arabs Danced (Au temps où les Arabes dansaient) Unknown (Character) - 2018
89% 74% Insyriated Oum Yazan (Character) - 2017
88% 81% Blade Runner 2049 Freysa (Character) $91.5M 2017
67% No Score Yet Foreign Body Samia (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 92% I Still Hide to Smoke Unknown (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt Narrator - 2016
67% 58% The Sense of Wonder Dr. Mélanie Ferenza (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dégradé Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 21% Marseille Unknown (Character) - 2014
30% 35% Exodus: Gods and Kings Bithia (Character) $65.0M 2014
No Score Yet 47% Peace After Marriage Amani (Character) - 2013
100% 45% Rock the Casbah Unknown (Character) - 2013
58% 46% May in the Summer Nadine (Character) $22.0K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bag of Flour Yasmine (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inheritance Samira (Character),
- 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Do Not Forget Me Istanbul Unknown (Character) - 2011
69% 73% A Bottle in the Gaza Sea Intessar (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 43% Les jeux des nuages et de la pluie Blanche (Character) - 2011
70% 67% The Source Fatima (Character) - 2011
18% 54% Miral Hind Husseini (Character) $371.4K 2010
No Score Yet 29% Persecution Marie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 33% Spy(ies) Wafa (Character) - 2009
88% 76% Amreeka Raghda Halaby (Character) - 2009
43% 43% The Limits of Control Driver (Character) $425.0K 2009
No Score Yet 38% Everyday Is a Holiday Hala (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Relation Unknown (Voice) - 2009
No Score Yet 51% Human Zoo Mina (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 32% The Feelings Factory Professeur Sterne (Character) - 2008
91% 83% Lemon Tree Salma Zidane (Character) $566.1K 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Al Mor Wa Al Roman Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kandisha Mona Bendrissi (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dawn of the World Mastour's mother (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 62% Pomegranates and Myrrh Umm Habib (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 29% Disengagement Hiam (Character) - 2007
90% 84% The Visitor Mouna (Character) $9.4M 2007
81% 82% Azur & Asmar Jenane (Voice),
- 2006
37% 76% The Nativity Story Anna (Character) $37.6M 2006
26% 35% Free Zone Leila (Character) $32.4K 2005
89% 87% Paradise Now Said's mother (Character) $1.5M 2005
86% 80% The Syrian Bride Amal (Character) $375.6K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gate of the Sun Um Younes (Character) - 2004
83% 71% Red Satin Lilia (Character) $230.7K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living in Paradise Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vivre au Paradis Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haifa Oum Said (Character) - 1996


97% 88% Ramy Maysa Hassan (Character),
2019-2020 2022
94% 86% Succession Marcia Roy (Character) 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The State Umm Salamah (Character) 2017