Hiam Abbass

Hiam Abbass

Highest Rated: 100% Rock The Casbah (2013)

Lowest Rated: 17% Miral (2011)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1960

Birthplace: Not Available

Born in Nazareth, raven-haired Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass jump-started her career in European films. Early parts included those of a policeman's wife in Rashid Masharawi's contemporary drama Haifa (1996), that of a North African immigrant during a period of intense anti-Algerian discrimination in Bouriem Guerdjou's fine, overlooked drama Vivre au Paradis (1998), and the role of Om-Younes in Yousry Nasrallah's controversial Israel-Palestine epic Bab el Chams (The Door to the Sun). Abbass moved into Hollywood work courtesy of (and at the behest of) no less than Steven Spielberg, when the director cast her in a small role in his early '70s-set political thriller Munich. After this, Western roles began to arrive quickly and furiously; they included the mother of a terrorist (in the jihad-themed thriller Paradise Now [2005]) and the mother of the Virgin Mary (in Catherine Hardwicke's biblical cinematization The Nativity Story), in addition to a supporting role in Jean Becker's low-key seriocomedy Conversations with My Gardener (2007). Abbass then returned to Israel for the lead in Lemon Tree, a comedy about a Palestinian woman who refuses the minister of defense's bids to have her lemon tree torn down.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Brother (Mon frère) Actor 2019
92% The Swallows of Kabul (Les hirondelles de Kaboul) Mussarat (voice) 2019
No Score Yet Carnivores Actor 2019
No Score Yet When Arabs Danced (Au temps où les Arabes dansaient) Actor 2018
89% In Syria (Insyriated) Actor 2017
67% Foreign Body (Corps étranger) Leila 2016
No Score Yet Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt Narrator 2016
No Score Yet I Still Hide to Smoke (A mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer) Fatima 2016
67% The Sense Of Wonder (Le Goût des Merveilles) Actor 2015
30% Exodus: Gods and Kings Bithia 2014
58% May In The Summer Nadine 2014
No Score Yet De Guerre Lasse Actor 2014
No Score Yet Mateo Falcone Actor 2014
No Score Yet Le Sac De Farine Yasmine 2014
No Score Yet A Loving Father Actor 2013
69% A Bottle in the Gaza Sea Intessar $3K 2013
No Score Yet Peace After Marriage Actor 2013
100% Rock The Casbah Aicha 2013
No Score Yet Les jeux des nuages et de la pluie Actor 2013
No Score Yet Inheritance Actor Director Screenwriter 2012
17% Miral Hind Husseini $0.4M 2011
70% The Source (La source des femmes) Fatima 2011
No Score Yet I Am Slave Actor 2010
No Score Yet Petites révélations Actor 2010
No Score Yet Human Zoo Actor 2009
No Score Yet Persécution Marie 2009
87% Amreeka Raghda Halaby $0.5M 2009
No Score Yet Pomegranates and Myrrh (Al-mor wa al rumman) Actor 2009
42% The Limits of Control Driver $0.4M 2009
91% Etz Limon (Lemon Tree) Salma Zidane $0.5M 2009
No Score Yet Espion(s) Wafa 2009
No Score Yet Every Day Is a Holiday Actor 2009
No Score Yet Kandisha Actor 2009
89% The Visitor Mouna Khalil $9.3M 2008
No Score Yet Un roman policier (A Police Romance) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Fabrique des sentiments, La (The Feelings Factory) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Béthune sur Nil Actor 2008
No Score Yet Dawn of the World (L'aube du monde) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Disengagement Hiam 2007
100% Dialogue avec mon jardinier (Conversations with My Gardener) woman 2007
37% The Nativity Story Anna $37.7M 2006
81% Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest) Jenane 2006
26% Free Zone Leila 2006
78% Munich Marie Claude Hamshari $47.4M 2005
89% Paradise Now Said's Mother $1.4M 2005
88% The Syrian Bride Amal 2005
No Score Yet Bab el shams (The Gate of Sun) Actor 2004
No Score Yet We Need a Vacation Actor 2004
83% Satin Rouge Lilia 2002
No Score Yet L'Ange de goudron (Tar Angel) Actor 2001
No Score Yet Haïfa Oum Said 1996


96% Ramy
Maysa Hassan 2020
92% Succession
Marcia 2019
77% The Red Tent


Mouna says: This feels like Syria.

Hind Husseini says: This school is the difference between you and the children in the refugee camp.