Who Is She
What I have done for Lebanon
Julia is a Lebanese Actress. She is a holder of a Higher Education Diploma in Dramatic Arts from The Institute Of Fine Arts, at The Lebanese University(1987), and a Master of Arts in In Visual and Performing Arts )Theatre option) at The University Of Holy Spirit Kaslik-USEK (2007). She worked with many well-known directors in theater, film and television.
She was a presenter and anchor in several television cultural programs...She was a Treasurer and a Vice-president of the Syndicate of Lebanese Actors in Radio, Television, Cinema and Theater.
She is a winner of numerous and prestigious acting awards, and a directing play award.
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Contact information / Work
- Master’s degree, Visual and Performing Arts, 2007, Holy Spirit University, Lebanon.
- Bachelor degree, Dramatic Arts, 1987, Lebanese University (Fine Arts Institute), Lebanon.
Areas of expertise
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Co-host of the talk show Hunna (Women’s Views), 2007 – present, Al-Hurra Television (Middle East Broadcasting Networks).
- Acting Teacher, 2002 - present, Fine Arts Institute, Lebanese University.
- Acting Teacher, 1998 - 2002, Faculty of pedagogy, Lebanese University.
- Actress in different theatre plays, television series and movies, 1985 – present.
Honorary office and memberships
- Treasurer of the Syndicate of Lebanese Actors in Radio, Television, Cinema and Theater, 2004 – 2006.
- Vice-president of the Syndicate of Lebanese Actors in Radio, Television, Cinema and Theater, 2002 – 2004.
- Leading role in the following productions:
- Abiad, L. (Director). (2001). Woman Alone [Theater Play].
- Al - Achkar, N. (Director). (1996). Touqous al-isharat wa al-tahawoulat [Rituals for Signs and Metamorphosis]. [Theater Play].
- Al-Assadi, J. (Director). (1994). Al-khadimatan [The two maids]. [Theater Play].
- Hadjithomas, J. & Joreige, K. (Directors). (2005). A Perfect Day [Motion Picture].
- Tamba, H. (Writer/Director). (2008). Melodrama Habibi [My lover's melodrama]. [Film].
- Tamba, H. (Writer/Director). (2005). Beirut Ba'd al-helqa [After Shave]. [Short Film].
- Theatre Plays:
- Close to Here - Written and directed by Roy Dib, 2017.
- The Dictator, directed by Lina Abyad, 2012.
- Murder of Inna and her sisters, written and directed by Raymond Gebara, 2012.
- Vitrine, collective writing, directed by Nehme Nehme, 2009.
- Gibran and the Prophet , directed by Marwan Rahbani , 2005.
- L’émigré de Brisbane, directed by Nabil al Azan, 2004.
- No? No Exit, directed by Siham Nasser, 2003.
The Insult of Ziad Doueiri, 2017.
Skin – Inaam Al Attar (short), 2017.
Nour - Khalil Zaarour, 2017.
Vole mon amour by Elie Salamé (short), 2016.
Yalla Aakbelkoun Chabeb by Shadi Hanna, 2016.
Mahbas - Solitaire of Sophie Boutros, 2016.
Awards and Distinctions
- 2018 Jury Mention For Best Actress in Solitaire – Beirut Interational Women Film Festival- 1st edition•
- 2018 Golden Olive Award for life achievement at the NDUIFF- 12th Edition Notre Dame University Louaize.
- 2018 Honorary Award from The Lebanese University – Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture.
- 2017 Special Mention Of The Jury for her roles in 3 films :“Tramontane ”, “Solitaire” and ”Go Home” at the 6th edition of “La Nuit Des Mabrouk
- 2017 Best Leading Actress for “Congratulations” a short film by Cynthia Sawma at the 4th OIFF Turin Cinefest.
- 2016 Feature Muhr for Best Actress for a Leading role in “Tramontane” – Rabih a Film by Vatche Boulghourjian.at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival
- 2016 : Best Actress Special Mention for “Mabrouk”, directed by Cynthia Sawma- FestivalCinemator- Carros /France
- 2013:Best direction of a play “The Servants”, for the Lebanese University – Fine Arts II - translated and directed by Julia Kassar “-International Festival of University Theatre Fez- 8th edition
- 2013 The Best Play Award for "The Dictator", directed by Lina Abyad, 5th Arab Theatre Festival,Qatar,January .
- 2012 Award for Best Actress the film `Here Comes the Rain´, directed by Bahij Hojeij, Malmo Arab Film Festival .
- 2011 Award for Best Actress for “Here Comes the Rain”, directed by Bahij Hojeij- 17th Rabat International Film Festival.
- Cesar Award for the Best Short Film “After shave”, 2006.
- Best Supporting Actress in the film Zinnar nar directed by Bahij Hojeij, Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage (JCC), 2004.
- Silver Lion, Grand Prize of the Jury for Tiyyaret waraq directed by Randa Chahhal, Venice Film Festival, 2003.