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Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Birthday: 10 December 1975, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Birth Name: Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui
Height: 160 cm

Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Liliane (Benisty) and Albert Chriqui. Her family moved to Toronto when she was two years old. At the age of 10, Chriqui ...Show more

Emmanuelle Chriqui
I'm this little Canadian Jewish girl, and I'm living my dream. I'm this little Canadian Jewish girl, and I'm living my dream.
Generally for red carpet, I love to relax first. I love to work out. I love to eat well, drink tons Show more Generally for red carpet, I love to relax first. I love to work out. I love to eat well, drink tons of water beforehand, so on the night of the red carpet I feel good and ready to go. I also love to get a good body scrub. Hide
Reese Witherspoon is my everywoman. She's managed to have a family and this amazing career. That's t Show more Reese Witherspoon is my everywoman. She's managed to have a family and this amazing career. That's the goal. Hide
As a child I was given the freedom to explore my passion for acting, but I also grew up in a home wh Show more As a child I was given the freedom to explore my passion for acting, but I also grew up in a home where there were a lot of rules. I didn't have 'yes' parents. Hide
I have to be honest, I am a true jeans and t-shirt girl. I have to be honest, I am a true jeans and t-shirt girl.
I can celebrate food anytime. I love cheese. When I crave a certain food, I just eat it. I can celebrate food anytime. I love cheese. When I crave a certain food, I just eat it.
A great day in New York would be to wake up, get a cup of coffee and head up to Central Park for a n Show more A great day in New York would be to wake up, get a cup of coffee and head up to Central Park for a nice walk. Then I'd go down to the East Village and stroll around. After that, maybe I'd go check out a museum or catch an indie film at the Angelika. Hide
I love European films in general. If I were to go to the movie store or something, that's what I lik Show more I love European films in general. If I were to go to the movie store or something, that's what I like to see. Hide
I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. He is such an incredible, classy man. He was such a gre Show more I look at my father. He is one of my heroes. He is such an incredible, classy man. He was such a great father and such a great husband in so many ways, and we lived through some pretty tough times losing my mom. When I see all that he did, I think, 'Wow, that's a really wonderful man.' Hide
Never reveal your insecurities to a man, because nine times out of 10 they have no idea they even ex Show more Never reveal your insecurities to a man, because nine times out of 10 they have no idea they even exist. Hide
My career has been successful, but it's been a grind of hard work. My career has been successful, but it's been a grind of hard work.
I tell the most horrible jokes. I tell the most horrible jokes.
Most actors want to sink their teeth into amazing material. Most actors want to sink their teeth into amazing material.
I don't know why, but in my career and in my life, I often find myself in situations where I am the Show more I don't know why, but in my career and in my life, I often find myself in situations where I am the only girl among boys. Hide
I love doing voice-over. It's so fun. I love doing voice-over. It's so fun.
One tip I like is don't forget your reusable bags when you go to the drug store or to the mall. I th Show more One tip I like is don't forget your reusable bags when you go to the drug store or to the mall. I think most people think of the bags for the grocery store, but I try to take mine wherever I go. Hide
The girl next door isn't necessarily blonde and blue-eyed anymore. So I don't feel like I need to mo Show more The girl next door isn't necessarily blonde and blue-eyed anymore. So I don't feel like I need to morph into that all-American thing. Hide
Is it easy to avoid paparazzi? It is, it really is. Is it easy to avoid paparazzi? It is, it really is.
We have this idea of perfection that is so unrealistic. We are our own worst enemy. No one is notici Show more We have this idea of perfection that is so unrealistic. We are our own worst enemy. No one is noticing that little scar. Hide
My mom was an aesthetician and she went to beauty school back in the '60s. I just remember watching Show more My mom was an aesthetician and she went to beauty school back in the '60s. I just remember watching her do her makeup all the time. She always had her nails done, makeup on - her face was ready to go when she went out. I loved it. Hide
(On Judaism) You know I grew up with the same holidays and such, in an Orthodox manner, in a Kosher Show more (On Judaism) You know I grew up with the same holidays and such, in an Orthodox manner, in a Kosher home, and all of that. And those are strict rules to live by that I think really shape your personality and discipline. I think they definitely, whether I knew it at the time or not, subconsciously it definitely seeped in to just create a good balance. Hide
The beauty of voice-over work is that maybe you come in and record once every two weeks for a couple Show more The beauty of voice-over work is that maybe you come in and record once every two weeks for a couple of hours and do a couple episodes a session. It's awesome! You spend an afternoon playing in the booth, and there you have it. It doesn't interfere with much. Hide
I had to deal with death at a really young age. I had to deal with death at a really young age.
My elbows are double-jointed, so I can flip them inside out. My elbows are double-jointed, so I can flip them inside out.
I appreciate humor so much, but I'm actually not a funny girl. I appreciate humor so much, but I'm actually not a funny girl.
I feel like I want to be known first and foremost for my work. I feel like I want to be known first and foremost for my work.
I love what I do, but I never want to OD on celebrity. I love what I do, but I never want to OD on celebrity.
Acting is not glamorous. It's not. Anybody who wants to get into acting for the glamour is in for a Show more Acting is not glamorous. It's not. Anybody who wants to get into acting for the glamour is in for a hard time. Hide
I'm actually very sensitive to energies, and when people are not aligned, I can feel that. I'm actually very sensitive to energies, and when people are not aligned, I can feel that.
I generally circuit train and do Pilates. I generally circuit train and do Pilates.
I have a theory that most people in Hollywood are from Texas. I have a theory that most people in Hollywood are from Texas.
I always describe my career as something where nothing ever popped overnight. I always describe my career as something where nothing ever popped overnight.
For the record: I wear makeup. All. The. Time. But I do it in a way that looks natural. For the record: I wear makeup. All. The. Time. But I do it in a way that looks natural.
When you're starting out, every line in a show or a commercial is like a huge success. When you're starting out, every line in a show or a commercial is like a huge success.
When you have confidence, that's what becomes attractive to other people and makes them want to work Show more When you have confidence, that's what becomes attractive to other people and makes them want to work with you and spend time with you. Hide
When I look up and see a star, I know my mom is there. She's with me all the time. It's a powerful c Show more When I look up and see a star, I know my mom is there. She's with me all the time. It's a powerful connection. Hide
Someone once told me that the most dynamic actors are people who have stories. People who have lived Show more Someone once told me that the most dynamic actors are people who have stories. People who have lived life. People with experiences. Hide
Emmanuelle Chriqui's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (48)
Emmanuelle Chriqui Emmanuelle Chriqui'S roles
Amanda
Amanda

Sapphire Stagg
Sapphire Stagg

Paige
Paige

Veronica
Veronica

Dalia
Dalia

Sloan
Sloan

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