Amr Waked is a popular Egyptian film, stage and television actor, producer and director based in Cairo. He is known for his marvellous performances in the Hollywood film, Syriana in 2015, and in Salmon Fishing, Ramy and Luc Besson’s Lucy. Born on the 12th of April, 1973, the Egyptian actor was involved in some legal issues and was finally sentenced to 8 years imprisonment in 2019.
Early Days of Amr Waked
Amr Waked was born on the 12th of April, 1973. He was born in Cairo, Egypt. He was born to a middle-class family and the details of his parents are not disclosed. His brother Mohammad Waked is a renowned social activist. He was raised in Cairo.
Academic Details of Amr Waked
Amr Waked studied at El Nasr Boys’ School in Alexandria, Egypt before he moved to college. He graduated in Economics from the American University in Cairo. He even studied acting at the University.
Personal details of Amr Waked
Real Name: Amr Waked
Celebrity Name: Amr Waked
Nick Name: Ashry, Philistini
Place of Birth: Cairo, Egypt
Current City: Barcelona
Birthday: 12th April 1973
Profession: Film star, stage and television actor, producer and director
Ethnicity: Egyptian Arabic
Eye Colour: Green
Hair Colour: Black
Net Worth: $12 Million
Family details of Amr Waked
Mother’s Name: Unknown
Father’s Name: Unknown
Number of Siblings: Mohammad Waked
Spouse Name: Sarah Shaheen (m 2015)
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Body measurements of Amr Waked
Body Physique: Slim
Height in Feet: 5 feet 8 inches
Height in Meters: 1.73 m
Weight in Kg: 70 kg
Weight in Pounds: 154.32 lbs
Chest Size: 46 inches / 116.84 cm
Bicep Size: Unknown
Shoe Size (US): 11
Dress Size (US): Unknown
Personal Details of Amr Waked
Amr Waked married Sarah Shaheen, a leading Egyptian model and former beauty pageant titleholder. He was dating Sarah for a long and finally tied the knot in 2015.
Net Worth of Amr Waked
According to the latest data, procured from reliable internet sources like Forbes, IMDb, and Wikipedia, the net worth of Amr Waked is $2-12 Million. His salary ranges between $ 50000 and $ 200000. Acting in films, stage shows and television is the primary source of income.
Early Career Days of Amr Waked
Amr Waked started his career in 1999 and debuted in the movie Gannat al shayateen. In 2001, e also played the role of Sheikh Abdel Al in Li li. In the following year, he got his career-best breakthrough. Waked acted as Gehad in the movie Ashab wala business. Amr Waked got his lead role in 2003, in the movie, Deil el Samaka. In 2005, he co-acted with George Clooney in Syriana and demonstrated an award-winning performance.
Other popular movies, where he displayed phenomenal performances are Men Nazaret ain as Akram, Sahar el Layaly, Ahla al awkat as Hisham and Khalty Faransa as Yousif. Waked also played Faris in Tito, Kariem in Sib wana Aseeb, Hassan in Kalam fel hob, and Atef in Dam el ghazal. His performance in Ibrahim labyad as Ashry, Al-Gondorji as Saber, The Traveller, II Padre e lo straniero as Walid.
Popular Movies by Amr Waked
Movies like Alf Leila We Leila, Contagion, Winter of Discontent, Colt 45, Lucy, El Ott the Cat, The Blue Mauritius, Geostorm, and Salmon Fishing in Yemen have also been appreciated and critically acclaimed. In 2020, his marvellous performance as Emir Said Bin Abydosin Wonder Woman 1984 is still talked about.
Television Shows by Amr Waked
Amr Waked debuted in television space in 2007 with the series called Lahazat Harega Season 1. In 2008, he was in three episodes of House of Saddam and his performance of par excellent. In the same year, he was also seen in The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall. In 2010, his performance in season 2 of Lahazat Harega was admired all over the world.
Other popular TV shows where Waked acted are Abwab el khoof in 2011, Awlaad Al-Shaware’a, Spiral Season 4, Flight of the Storks in 2013, Marco Polo in 2014 and Riviera in 2017. He is in Ramy, which started in 2019 and continues to date.
Theatre Performances by Amr Waked
Amr Waked is a renowned stage performer and theatre personality. He debuted in the theatre space in 1992 with Afareet Hamza We Fatma, followed by Vinegar Tom, Al Ghaba Al Saeeda as The Fox, Compass Berserk as Montigu and Tales From Agabad as Hero. His stage performances in The Bus Ahmed, Oedipus The President as Prometheus and The Journalist named Al Ze’ab Yohaddid Al Madinah have been critically acclaimed and highly appreciated.
Awards and Recognitions of Amr Waked
The versatile Egyptian actor has received a plethora of prestigious nominations and has won many dignified awards. In 1999, he won the Film Writers and Critics Special Award and Best Supporting Actor award for Gannat al shayateen at the Alexandria International Film Festival. In 2003, he won the best actor for Dail el samakah at the Alexandria International Film Festival.
In 2006, he won the Special Award for Arabs for Syriana in The International Cinema at Cairo International Film Festival. He had also been bestowed with the Horus Award at Cairo National Festival for Best Supporting Actor and with the Best Supporting Actor award at the Dear Guest Festival. In 2010, he won the Best Actor award for Second Role in Ibrahim Labyad at Cairo National Festival for Egyptian cinema. In 2013, he had been awarded the Egyptian movie, Winter of Discontent in the Best Actor category at the Dubai Film Festival.