Emmanuelle Chriqui

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Emmanuelle Chriqui
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BornEmmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui
(1977-12-10) December 10, 1977 (age 36)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
EducationUnionville High School
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Home townMarkham, Ontario
 
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Emmanuelle Chriqui
EmmanuelleChriqui08TIFF.jpg
BornEmmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui
(1977-12-10) December 10, 1977 (age 36)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
EducationUnionville High School
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Home townMarkham, Ontario

Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (/ɨˈmænjuːl ˈʃrki/;[1] born December 10, 1977) is a Canadian film and television actress. She is best known for her performance on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. She is also known for her role as Red John's accomplice, Lorelei Martins, on The Mentalist. In May 2010, she topped the AskMen.com Most Desirable Women of 2010 list.[2]

Early life[edit]

Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Moroccan Jewish immigrants.[3][4] Her mother, Liliane, was born in Casablanca, her father in Rabat;[5][6] and Chriqui has relatives in Israel.[3] Her family practised Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition.[7]

Chriqui has an older brother, Serge and an older sister, Laurence. When she was almost two, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario. She grew up in Markham—Unionville, a suburb northeast of the city.[8] Her mother, an esthetician who once told Emmanuelle she would become an actress, died when Chriqui was very young.[9][10]

As a child, she took acting classes, for which her brother paid. Chriqui attended the drama program at Unionville High School.[11] After high school, Chriqui decided to pursue a career in acting.

Career[edit]

Chriqui began acting as a 10-year-old in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver in the mid-1990s, guest-starring in series such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Forever Knight, Once a Thief and Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal. Her first Hollywood role was as a supporting character in Detroit Rock City (1999). Chriqui later appeared in several movies, such as 100 Girls, Wrong Turn, On the Line and In the Mix. She starred opposite Cameron Douglas in the movie National Lampoon's Adam & Eve, playing the character of Eve and played Adam Sandler's love interest in You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

Chriqui was nominated for a Best Actress DVD Exclusive Award for her performance in 100 Girls and was nominated, with Lance Bass, for a Choice Liplock Teen Choice Award in On the Line.[12] Recently, she won the Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards.[13]

Chriqui also starred in Hinder's "Lips of an Angel" music video as well as in the Zac Brown Band's "Whatever It Is" music video. She threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game on June 8, 2008. Chriqui was on the cover of the Autumn 2008 issue of Naked Eye.

She acted in the film Cadillac Records (2008) as Revetta Chess, where she performed with Beyoncé Knowles. Chriqui was seen in 2009 as one of several women whose lives interconnect in the comedy Women in Trouble and appeared in its sequel Elektra Luxx, which was released in 2010.

In 2010 Chriqui joined Showtime's 2011 series, The Borgias.[14] She is also the voice of Cheetara in the ThunderCats 2011 animated series.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Harrison BergeronJeannieTV film
1995The DonorPatty
1997Unwed FatherKaylaTV film
1998Principal Takes a HolidayRoxaneTV film
1998A Champion's FightCindyTV film
1998Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake CountyRenee LaurentTV film
1998Cuori in CampoMeganTV film
1998FuturesportGonzalesTV film
1999Detroit Rock CityBarbara
2000Snow DayClaire Bonner
2000Ricky 6Lee
2000100 GirlsPatty
2001On the LineAbbey
2003Wrong TurnCarly
2003RickDuke's Long-Suffering Wife
2005Candy PaintAngela MartinezShort film
2005Waiting...Tyla
2005The Crow: Wicked PrayerLilly
2005National Lampoon's Adam & EveEve
2005In the MixDolly
2006Waltzing AnnaNurse Jill
2006DeceitEmilyTV film
2007After SexJordy
2008AugustMorela Sterling
2008You Don't Mess with the ZohanDalia
2008TorturedBecky
2008Cadillac RecordsRevetta Chess
2009Tom CoolUnknown
2009Women in TroubleBambi
2009Saint John of Las VegasTasty D Lite
2009Taking ChancesLucy
201013Aileen
2010Elektra LuxxBambi
2011Girl Walks into a BarTeresa
20115 Days of WarTatia
2013A Short History of DecayErika Bryce
2013Fort BlissPost-production
2014Situation amoureuse : c'est compliquéVanessaPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1995Kung Fu: The Legend ContinuesBumper"The Return of Sing Ling" (season 3: episode 4)
1995Forever KnightJude Deshnell"Black Buddha: Part 2" (season 3: episode 2)
1996TradersSamira"The Natari Affair" (season 2: episode 2)
1996Are You Afraid of the Dark?Amanda"The Tale of the Night Shift" (season 5: episode 12)
1997Psi Factor: Chronicles of the ParanormalMelissa"The Undead / The Stalker" (season 1: episode 13)
1997Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic ScienceRachel"Sex Fiend" (season 1: episode 7)
1997–1998Vampire Princess MiyuHisae AokiVoice role; 14 episodes
1997The Adventures of SinbadSerendib"Little Miss Magic" (season 1: episode 6)
1998Once a ThiefUnknown"The Last Temptation of Vic" (season 1: episode 12)
2001MADtvHerself(season 7: episode 4)
2002The Proud FamilyAdditional VoicesUncredited
"A Hero for Halloween" (season 2: episode 2)
2003Jake 2.0Theresa Carano"Arms and the Girl" (season 1: episode 4)
2005The O.C.Jodie"The Ex-Factor" (season 2: episode 9)
"The Accomplice" (season 2: episode 10)
2005–2011EntourageSloan McQuewickRecurring character; 31 episodes
2008
2009
Robot ChickenVarious"Monstourage" (season 3: episode 18)
"PS: Yes, in That Way" (season 4: episode 6)
2010American Dad!Unknown"A Jones for a Smith" (season 5: episode 11)
"The Return of the Bling" (season 5: episode 13)
2010Phineas and FerbAdditional Voices"Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!" (season 2: episode 31-32)
2011Kick Buttowski: Suburban DaredevilKelly"Mow Money/Love Stinks!" (season 2: episode 1)
2011The BorgiasSancha"The French King" (season 1: episode 6)
"Death, on a Pale Horse" (season 1: episode 7)
"Nessuno (Nobody)" (season 1: episode 9)
2011–2012ThundercatsCheetaraVoice role; 20 episodes
2012–2013The MentalistLorelei Martins"The Crimson Hat" (season 4: episode 24)
"The Crimson Ticket" (season 5: episode 1)
"Red Sails in the Sunset" (season 5: episode 8)
"There Will Be Blood" (season 5: episode 16)
"Red John Rules" (Season 5: episode 22)
2013CleanersVeronicaMain role
2012–presentTron: UprisingPaigeVoice role; main character
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2010Call of Duty: Black OpsNumbersVoice-over and a short live action appearance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui: Up Close YouTube. August 13, 2009
  2. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui Top 99 Women of 2010". AskMen.com. 
  3. ^ a b Derakhshani, Tirdad (May 22, 2008). "Sideshow: Queen is royally displeased". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on Jun 23, 2008. 
  4. ^ Scharf, Lindzi (2005-11-23). "'In the Mix' with Emmanuelle Chriqui at". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  5. ^ HBO: Entourage: Interview: Emmanuelle Chriqui
  6. ^ "Emmanuelle Chriqui - Entourage, Emmanuelle Chriqui". People.com. 2006-07-31. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  7. ^ Jewish Television Network. "Interview with Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui". Generation J. Archived from the original on Jun 28, 2008. 
  8. ^ Emmanuelle Chriqui
  9. ^ AJ Buckley (2010-06-25). "Scene Magazine | BEFORE THE SCENE with Emmanuelle Chriqui | An Interview by AJ Buckley". Scenelouisiana.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  10. ^ O'Neill, Catherine Q. (2013-01-06). "Emmanuelle Chriqui Shares Her Beauty Secrets: Daily Beauty Reporter: Daily Beauty Reporter". allure.com. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  11. ^ "Adam Sandler's co star, Emmanuelle Chriqui - Who's News Blog - USAWEEKEND.com". Blogs.usaweekend.com. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  12. ^ Emmanuelle Chriqui - Awards
  13. ^ Emmanuelle and Donald scoop Hollywood awards[dead link]
  14. ^ Eng, Joyce. "Emmanuelle Chriqui Joins Showtime's The Borgias". TV Guide. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  15. ^ Barr, Jason (March 8, 2011). "Kevin Michael Richardson Discusses THUNDERCATS; Says Will Friedle Is Lion-O (UPDATED) Emmanuelle Chriqui is Voicing Cheetara". Collider. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 

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