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Adam Bakri
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Bakri in 2013
Born (1988-05-15) May 15, 1988 (age 36)
Jaffa, Israel
  • Israeli, Palestinian
Alma mater
  • Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present
Cynthia Samuel
(m. 2022)
  • Mohammad Bakri (father)
  • Saleh Bakri (brother)
  • Ziad Bakri (brother)

Adam Bakri (Arabic: آدم بكري; born May 15, 1988) is an Israeli-born Palestinian actor. He made his feature film debut by starring in Oscar-nominated film Omar, directed by Hany Abu-Assad. He currently lives in New York.

Early life

Adam Bakri comes from a cinematic family; he is the son of Mohammad Bakri, brother of Saleh Bakri and Ziad Bakri. After completing a bachelor's degree in English literature and Theater arts at Tel Aviv University, he trained at New York's Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.


Bakri began his acting career in theater at the age of 13, when he first took the stage performing in Ululation of the Land at the Al-Midan Theater in Haifa and Nazareth. Shortly after his graduation, he landed the lead role in Hany Abu-Assad's drama thriller Omar.

In 2014, he was cast as the male lead in Asif Kapadia's adaptation of Ali and Nino, the Azerbaijan's national novel placed during the first Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

In 2018, Bakri played the male lead in an Australian feature film titled Slam, written and directed by Partho Sen-Gupta, shot in Sydney, Australia. In England, he joined the main cast of Gavin Hood's political thriller Official Secrets in the role of Katharine Gun's husband.


Year Title Role Director(s) Notes
2012 Unfold Elias Sohnoun Ingrid Chikhaoui Short film
2013 Omar Omar Hany Abu-Assad
2014 A little bit of bad Kenneth Patrick von Barkenberg Short film
2016 Ali and Nino Ali Khan Shirvanshir Asif Kapadia
2018 Slam Ricky Nasser Partho Sen-Gupta
2019 Official Secrets Yasar Gun Gavin Hood
Amsterdam to Anatolia Marwan Susan Youssef Short film

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards Best Performance by an Actor Omar Nominated
2014 Malmö Arab Film Festival Best actor Won
2015 Chlotrudis Awards Best actor Nominated
2018 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Best actor Slam Nominated
2019 Women Film Critics Circle Best screen couple (shared with Keira Knightley) Official Secrets Nominated

See also

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