Hiam Abbass

Hiam Abbass

  • Born on
    • November 30th, 1960
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.

Starring Hiam Abbass on Plex


Acting (36 Credits)

2019The Swallows of Kabul as Mussarat (voice)
2019Brother as Madame Miroun
2019Ramy as Maysa Hassan
2017In Syria as Oum Yazan
2017Blade Runner 2049 as Freysa
2017The State (2017) as Umm Salamah
2016I Still Hide to Smoke as Fatima
2015The Sense of Wonder as Mélanie Ferenza
2014Exodus: Gods and Kings as Bithia
2014The Red Tent as Queen Re-Nefer
2013May in the Summer as Nadine
2013Games of Clouds & Rain as Blanche
2013Rock the Casbah as Aicha
2011The Source as Fatima
2011The Promise as Old Jawda
2010A Bottle in the Gaza Sea as Intessar
2010Miral as Hidi Husseini
2009Amreeka as Raghda Halaby
2009Human Zoo as Mina
2009Spy(Ies) as Wafa
2009Persécution as Marie
2009The Limits of Control as The Driver
2008Lemon Tree as Selma Zidane
2008Kandisha as Mona Bendrissi
2007The Visitor as Mouna Khalil
2007Disengagement as Hiam
2007Conversations with My Gardener as The gardener's wife
2006The Nativity Story as Anna
2006Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest as Jenane (Voice)
2005Free Zone as Leila
2005Paradise Now as Said's mother
2005Munich as Marie Claude Hamshari
2004The Syrian Bride as Amal
2002Satin Rouge as Lilia
2002A Loving Father as Salma
1996When the Cat's Away


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