Updated 07 January 2020
Arab News

The Arab actors to watch in 2020

These rising stars have been working their way up the ladder in Hollywood and are worth keeping an eye on in 2020. 

  • Ramy Youssef

    The American-Egyptian stand-up comedian shot to fame with his Hulu series, “Ramy.” His refreshing depiction of a Muslim 20-something in America won fans around the world. 

  • Marwan Kenzari

    A Dutch-Tunisian actor, fans swooned when he was cast to play the evil Jafar in Disney’s 2019 remake of “Aladdin.” He stole the show with his sinister presence and looks destined big things. 

  • Aiysha Hart

    The Saudi-British actress is best known for playing DS Sam Railston in “Line of Duty.” In 2018, she starred in “Colette,” alongside Keira Knightley and Dominic West.

  • Dali Benssalah

    With his smoldering good looks, this French-Algerian actor stars in 2020’s James Bond epic, “No Time to Die,” and previously starred in French language film “A Faithful Man.”

  • Sofia Boutella

    The Algerian-French dancer, model and actress is best known for her supporting roles “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Star Trek Beyond.” 

  • Amir El-Masry

    Born and raised in London, the British-Egyptian actor actually made his debut in Egyptian cinema after taking advice from screen legend Omar Sharif. He went on to star in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” in 2018 and “The State” in 2017.