Biography

Hiam Abbass (born November 30, 1960), also known as Hiam Abbas or Hiyam Abbas, is a Palestinian actress. She is known for her roles in the films Satin Rouge (2002), Haifa (1996), Paradise Now (2005), The Syrian Bride (2004), Free Zone (2005), Dawn of the World (2008), The Visitor (2008), Lemon Tree (2008), and Amreeka (2009). She had a small role in Steven Spielberg's Munich, a film depicting the response to the Munich Massacre, where she also served as a dialect and acting consultant.

She directed two short films, Le Pain (2001), La Danse éternelle (2004). She portrays humanitarian Hind al-Husseini in Julian Schnabel's film Miral (2010), based on the life of Husseini and her orphanage.

Hiam Abbass (born November 30, 1960), also known as Hiam Abbas or Hiyam Abbas, is a Palestinian actress. She is known for her roles in the films Satin Rouge (2002), Haifa (1996), Paradise Now (2005), The Syrian Bride (2004), Free Zone (2005), Dawn of the World (2008), The Visitor (2008), Lemon Tree (2008), and Amreeka (2009). She had a small role in Steven Spielberg's Munich, a film depicting the response to the Munich Massacre, where she also served as a dialect and acting consultant.

She directed two short films, Le Pain (2001), La Danse éternelle (2004). She portrays humanitarian Hind al-Husseini in Julian Schnabel's film Miral (2010), based on the life of Husseini and her orphanage.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1960-11-30

Place of Birth Nazareth, Israel

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Also Known As

  • Hiam Soualem
  • Hiam Abbas
  • Hiyam Abbass
  • Iliam Abbass
  • 히암 압바스

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Nasser's Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt as Narrator
2019 The Swallows of Kabul as Mussarat
2019 Mon frère as Madame Miroun
2018 When Arabs Danced
2018 Succession (20 episodes) as Marcia
2018 Carnivores as Amel, la mère
2018 Foreign Body as Madame Bertaud
2017 Blade Runner 2049 as Freysa
2017 The State (4 episodes) as Umm Salamah
2017 In Syria as Oum Yazan
2016 The OA (2 episodes) as Khatun
2016 I Still Hide to Smoke
2016 Dégradé
2015 The Sense of Wonder as Mélanie Ferenza
2014 The Red Tent (2 episodes) as Queen Re-Nefer
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings as Bithia
2014 De guerre lasse as Raïssa
2014 May in the Summer as Nadine
2013 Peace After Marriage as Amani
2013 Rock the Casbah as Aicha
2013 Games of Clouds and Rain as Blanche
2012 Inheritance
2012 Do Not Forget Me Istanbul
2012 The Bag of Flour as Yasmine
2011 The Source as Fatima
2011 A Bottle in the Gaza Sea as Intessar
2011 The Promise (4 episodes) as Old Jawda
2010 Miral as Hidi Husseini
2010 Habibti as Iman
2010 Every Day Is a Holiday as Hala
2009 Persecution as Marie
2009 Dawn of the World as Mastour's mother
2009 The Limits of Control as The Driver
2009 Human Zoo as Mina
2009 Pomegranates and Myrrh as Umm Habib
2009 Espion(s) as Wafa
2009 Amreeka as Raghda Halaby
2008 Kandisha as Mona Bendrissi
2008 Mateo Falcone as La madre / Mother
2008 A Police Romance as Faty
2008 Lemon Tree as Selma Zidane
2008 The Feelings Factory as professeur Sterne
2007 Disengagement as Hiam
2007 The Visitor as Mouna Khalil
2007 Conversations with My Gardener as La femme du jardinier
2006 The Nativity Story as Anna
2006 Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest as Jenane
2005 The Demon Stirs as Rim
2005 Free Zone as Leila
2005 Paradise Now as Said's mother
2004 The Syrian Bride as Amal
2004 Nadia and Sarra as Nadia
2004 The Gate of the Sun as Um Youness
2002 A Loving Father as Salma
2002 Satin Rouge as Lilia
2001 Tar Angel
2001 Bread
2000 Ali, Rabiaa et les autres
1999 Living in Paradise as Aïcha
1995 Haifa as Oum Said

Writing

2013 Le Donne della Vucciria Writer
2012 Inheritance Writer
2001 Bread Writer

Directing

2013 Le Donne della Vucciria Director
2012 Inheritance Director
2001 Bread Director

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