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The women on-screen to watch

Here are just a few of the Arab women in Hollywood and the international film industry who are changing the status quo.A former dancer, the French-Algerian actress has appeared in major Hollywood blockbusters such as “The Mummy,” “Kingsman” and “Star Trek:

Beyond.”Born in Bahrain to an Egyptian father and a Jordanian mother, the actress rose to prominence with her role as Deena in the award-winning comedy “Ramy.”

She is set to star in the upcoming Disney+’s series “Moon Knight.”The Saudi-British actress is best known for playing DS Sam Railston in “Line of Duty.” In 2018, she starred in “Colette,” alongside Keira Knightley and Dominic West.

The French-Algerian actress won the Orizzonti Award for Best Actress at the 74th Venice Film Festival for her breakout role in Mounia Meddour’s critically-acclaimed drama

“Papicha.” Hailing from Lebanon, the actress is best known for her roles in Olivier Assayas’ award-winning mini-series “Carlos” and Netflix original “Paranormal.

The American actress, whose father is from Iraq, landed her first role in film at just 9-years-old. She shot to fame for her role in “Arrested Development,” and in the years since has starred in “Search Party” and “City Girl.”

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