Hiam Abbass Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Sep, 2019
Facts of Hiam Abbass
Date of Birth: 1960 , November-30
Age: 60 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Hiam Abbass
Birth Name Hiam Abbass
Nationality Israeli
Birth Place/City Nazareth, Israel
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 million
Married to Zinedine Soualem
Children 2
Divorce Zinedine Soualem
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Hiam Abbass is an Israeli Arab actress and director internationally known for her role in Steven Spielberg's drama thriller film, Munich. She has also appeared in the popular HBO series, Succession.

She was previously married to a French actor, Zinedine Soualem. She and her ex-husband share two children; daughters Mouna Soualem and Lina Soualem.

Born in Nazareth, Israel

Hiam Abbass was born on November 30, 1960, in Nazareth, Israel, in a Muslim Arab family, and was raised in a small village of Deir Hanna.

She is of Israeli nationality and belongs to Arab ethnicity. She has both Israeli and French passports. She doesn't have a brother or sister.

Abbass completed her schooling and high school in Israel. As for her height, the actress is 5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm).

Film and Television Career: Appeared in Munich

Hiam Abbass made her acting debut with a small role in the 1989 television film, La nuit miraculeuse, which was directed by Ariane Mnouchkine.

She rose to fame in 2004 after playing the role of Amal in the political drama film, The Syrian Bride, alongside Clara KhouryMakram Khoury and Ashraf Barhom.

She was nominated for an Ophir Award for Best Actress and a European Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in "The Syrian Bride."

In the following year, she appeared on the Steven Spielberg drama thriller film, Munich, alongside Eric BanaDaniel CraigAyelet Zurer and Marie-Josée Croze. While filming Munich, Abbass stayed in a hotel along with Israeli and Palestinian Arab actors for three months.

She has since appeared in many films and TV shows such as Satin Rouge, Haifa, Paradise Now, The Syrian Bride, Free Zone, Dawn of the World, The Visitor, Lemon Tree, Every Day is a Holiday and Amreeka.

In addition to being an actress, Abbass is also a director. She has directed two short films, La Danse éternelle (2004) and Le Pain (2001).

Abbass has also appeared in several French films such as Le temps de la balle and Le sac de farine.

Hiam Abbass' Net Worth is $2 Million

Being a successful Israeli Arab actress and director, Hiam Abbass has earned a decent amount of money throughout her film and television career.

An online source has reported that Abbass has an estimated net worth of $2 million. She reportedly was making approx. $40,000 per year while in the acting field.

CAPTION: Hiam Abbass in a yellow car SOURCE: The Times of Israel

Her 2005 film, Munich, was made under the budget of $75 million and the movie had a box office collection of $130.4 million.

Marriage and Divorce With Ex-Husband Zinedine Soualem

Moving towards the personal life of Hiam Abbass, the 58-year-old actress is single right now. However, the Munich star was previously married to a French actor, Zinedine Soualem, who has appeared in five films directed by Cédric Klapisch.

Hiam and Zinedine tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony after dating for years. However, after staying in a marital relationship for years, the couple called it quits and got a divorce.

CAPTION: Hiam Abbass with her ex-husband Zinedine Soualem SOURCE: WikiNetworth

The former husband-wife duo is parents of two daughters Mouna Soualem and Lina Soualem.


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