Omar Sharif

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Michel Demitri Shalhoub
  • Birth Place: Alexandria, Egypt
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/10/1932, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Omar Sharif Fast Facts:
  • Studied mathematics and physics in college, then worked for his family's lumber business after graduating.
  • Began acting in Egyptian movies in 1954; costarred with wife Faten Hamama in several films.
  • Became an international star after appearing in his first English-language film, Lawrence of Arabia (1962), for which he received an Oscar nomination; followed by such blockbusters as Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Funny Girl (1968).
  • An expert at bridge; has played bridge professionally and written/cowritten several books about the game.
  • Omar Sharif Relationships:
  • Claire (Saada) Shalhoub - Mother
  • Joseph Shalhoub - Father
  • Tarek Sharif - Son
  • Faten Hamama - Ex-wife
  • Omar Sharif Awards:
  • 1963 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - Winner
  • 1963 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1966 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1962 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

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