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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
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
I generally circuit train and do Pilates. I generally circuit train and do Pilates.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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 had to deal with death at a really young age. I had to deal with death at a really young age.
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
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
(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
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
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
I love doing voice-over. It's so fun. I love doing voice-over. It's so fun.
I always describe my career as something where nothing ever popped overnight. I always describe my career as something where nothing ever popped overnight.
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.
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
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 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 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Is it easy to avoid paparazzi? It is, it really is. Is it easy to avoid paparazzi? It is, it really is.
I have a theory that most people in Hollywood are from Texas. I have a theory that most people in Hollywood are from Texas.
Emmanuelle Chriqui's FILMOGRAPHY
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