Born in Montreal, Quebec to Liliane and Rabat (both Moroccan Jewish immigrants), Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui aka Emmanuelle Chriqui is an actress.
She is probably best known for her role as Sloan on HBO's "Entourage." Her last name is pronounced "Shreeky" and she speaks both English and French.
Emmanuelle has an older brother and an older sister, and her family practiced Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition. When she was two, her family moved to Toronto. As a child, Emmanuelle took acting classes and went to the drama program at Unionville High School. After graduation, she moved to Vancouver where she waited tables to pay the bills and auditioned.
Some of her credits include a McDonald's commercial, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?," "Detroit Rock City," "100 Girls," "Wrong Turn," "On the Line," and "In the Mix," as well as "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," among others.
Emmanuelle Chriqui also appeared in music videos for Hinder and the Zac Brown Band. She also made the cover of Naked Eye in 2008. She has been named on "Sexiest Lists" for Stuff, Maxim, FHM and AskMen.com.
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Even with such praise, she said, "Sexy is complete hair, makeup and lighting. Let me tell you " when they see me first thing in the morning, they're not calling me sexy" (askmen.com). Though she has dated Hollywood actors, her longest relationship (seven years) was with an architect outside of the industry.
Emmanuelle Chriqui said about embracing her ethnicity, "It's frustrating because the girl next door is always blue-eyed and blonde. I can play the girl down the block! Sometimes I think, 'If only I were blonde,' and then I smack myself out of it" (womenshealthmag.com).
Some things in life scare her. "I'm actually very sensitive to energies, and when people are not aligned, I can feel that. I also believe that people dabble in black magic, and that really scares the hell out of me. You know, when someone gives you the evil eye? Ugh!"
Emmanuelle Chriqui does Pilates and yoga to stay in shape. "I love to dance. I can crank up the music, have fun, and get all shaken up. I love hiking, too."
Emmanuelle is also an environmentalist and drives a Prius. "I've always been attracted to the alternate lifestyle, meaning organic and natural and alternative healing."
She also keeps a low profile: "I want to be known first and foremost for my work. The rest is not my priority.I don't think everybody needs to know my business."
Emmanuelle Chriqui lives in Los Angeles.
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