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Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui
GenderFemale
Date of birthDecember 10, 1977
Place of birthMontreal, Quebec, Canada
AwardsStandout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards
Character(s)Paige
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Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui is a Canadian film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her role on HBO's Entourage as Sloan McQuewick, as well as the love interest of Adam Sandler in the movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan. In May 2010, she topped the AskMen.com Most Desirable Women of 2010 list. She provides the voice for the character of Paige in TRON: Uprising.

BiographyEdit

Chriqui was born in Montreal, Quebec, the daughter of Moroccan Jewish immigrants. Her mother, Liliane, was born in Casablanca, and her father in Rabat, and Chriqui has relatives in Israel. Her family practiced Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition.

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. Her mother, who once told her she would become an actress, died when Chriqui was very young.

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

CareerEdit

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); she later appeared in movies such as 100 Girls, Wrong Turn, On the Line, and In the Mix, as well as playing star 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. Recently, she won the Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards.

Chriqui has also starred in music videos and contributed voiceovers and a short video appearance to Call of Duty: Black Ops, and currently voices Cheetara in Thundercats.

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