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Amr Waked Bio & Filmography | Age, Height, More

Amr Waked is an Egyptian film, television and stage actor. He is best known for his roles in the film “Syriana” (2005), “Contagion” (2011) and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” (2011).


Name               : Amr Waked

Nick Name      : Philistini

Born                 : 12 April, 1973

Birth Place        : Cairo, Egypt

Height              : 5’ 8” (1.73 m)

Horoscope       : Aries

Occupation       : Actor, Producer, Director

Years Active    : 1999 – Present

Nationality        : Egyptian

Religion            : Muslim

Education and Career:

Amr Waked completed his graduation from the American University in Cairo in political science. Then he joined the Temple Theatre Troop in 1994 and Yaaru Theatre Troop in 1999, where he trained and developed himself as a stage performer.
He worked as a stock trader and moonlit and as an actor before fully committing to his acting career. He started his acting career with “Ashab Wala Business” (Friends Or Business) in 2001, where his performance was so convincing. He got his first lead role in the film “Deil El Samaka (The Fish’s Tail)” in 2003. For which he won the Best Actor award at the Alexandria International Film Festival. He worked with famous Lahazat Harega guest star Yousra in “Kalam Fel Hob”, before being asked by Hollywood superstar George Clooney for working in the international hit film titled “Syriana” in 2003. His performance was acclaimed and gave him other opportunities in international productions like “House Of Saddam” and “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”.
Waked was one of the high profile celebrities to openly join in the anti-Mubarak protests in 2011. He honored with the revolution in his critically acclaimed film “Winter of Discontent” in 2012, which was directed by documentary maker Ibrahim El Batout. Amr Waked made headlines in 2011 when he boycotted the Cannes screening of the film “18 Days” because of the festival’s inclusion of anti-revolutionary figures.

An actor in great demand, Amr acted in the starring role of the film “Genenet Al Asmak” and worked with his old friend Ahmed El Sakka in “Ibrahim Labyad”, before returning to star in “Lahazat Harega Season Two”. 



  • The paradise of the Fallen Angels (1999)
  • Li li (2001)
  • Friends or Business (2001)
  • At First Sight (2003)
  • The Fish Tail (2003)
  • Best Times (2004)
  • My Aunt France (2004)
  • Tito (2004)
  • Loose and I’ll loose (2004)
  • Talking About Love (2005)
  • Syriana (2005)
  • The Aquriam (2008)
  • Ibrahim Labyad (2009)
  • The traveler (2009)
  • The Father and the stranger (2010)
  • Contagion (2011)
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)
  • Winter of discontent (2012)
  • The Cat (2014)
  • Lucy (2014)
  • The Blue Maruitius (2014)

Theatre Plays:

  • Afareet Hamza We Fatmaas Hamza (1992)
  • Vinegar Tomas The Devil (1992)
  • Crimes Of The Heartas Doc (1993)
  • Al Ghaba Al Saeedaas The Fox (1993)
  • Tales From Agabadas Hero (1994)
  • Compass Berserkas Montigu (1994)
  • The Busas Ahmed (1994)
  • Oedipus The Presidentas Prometheus (1995)
  • Al Ze’ab Yohaddid Al Madinahas The Journalist (2000)
  • Shabab Rewish Tahnas Ahmed (2002)

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