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Yasmine Al Massri

Yasmine Al Massri

Sector : Media, Actors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1978
  • Age: 46
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Yasmine Al Massri is an international actress and human rights activist, at the forefront of cinema and TV, breaking stereotypes and advocating for underrepresented stories. Born and raised in Lebanon to a Palestinian father and Egyptian mother she moved to Paris at the age of 20 to study. Currently, Yasmine lives and works between Los Angeles, Paris and Beirut. 

Yasmine is leading the way for women by breaking the traditional representation of Arab female characters on TV or in Film. She is the first Middle Eastern actress to star in critically acclaimed award-winning films Caramel, Pomegranates and Myrrh, and Miral.

Yasmine made history as the first Middle Eastern actress to star in ABC & Disney’s hit show Quantico, playing a dual role of Arab American FBI agents Nima and Reina Ameen. Yasmine also starred in   NBC's Crossbones as ''Selima El Sharad'', the muse and trusted confidant to Blackheart. She has also voiced the first Middle East vampire on Netflix's top animation show Castlevania. 

Uncensored Narratives was created by Yasmine out of a desire to develop content that can break through the cliches of representation of Arab women and Arab culture in Hollywood. Inspired by Phoebe Waller Bridge and Issa Rae, Yasmine aims to develop, adapt, empower and disrupt the feminine narrative.

2024 Current News:

Al-Massri is currently developing Permission to Narrate, a script that she will co-produce and star in with Samir Salem. She will start shooting All Before You Spring 2024 with Director Annemarie Jacir. Yasmine will also be seen on the big screen this year starring in three feature films: The Strangers Case (Brandt Anderson), Thank You for Banking with Us (Leila Abbas), and Caroline Labbaki’s first feature film.

Achievements and Awards


  • Best Actress for Refugee (2020) at the French Riviera Film Festival 
  • Best Actress for Pomegranates and Myrrh (2009) from the Youssef Chahine Award at the Rabat International Film Festival 
  • Best Performance by an Actress Nominee for ''Sukkar Banat'' (2007) at the Asia Pacific Screen Award
  • Best Performance by an Ensemble for ''Sukkar Banat'' (2000) at the Abu Dhabi International Film Festival


TV and Film:

  • Miral 
  • Quantico
  • Crossbones reel
  • Castelvania
  • Law and Order
  • Refugee- Short Film
  • Love Right Now 


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