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Amr Waked
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Waked in doha film festival, 2009
Born April 13, 1973 (1973-04-13) (age 48)
Alma mater American University in Cairo
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999 - present
Notable work
House of Saddam

Amr Waked (Egyptian Arabic: عمرو واكد; born April 12, 1973) is an Egyptian film and television actor. He is also a stage actor. Many people know him internationally because of his role in the 2005 film Syriana. He had some other notable roles. Another one of his roles is a Yemeni Sheikh called Muhammad in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Gannat al shayateen
(The Paradise of the Fallen Angels)
2001 Li li Shiekh Abdel Al
2001 Ashab wala business
(Are we friends or just a business )
2003 Men nazret ain
(At First Sight)
2003 Dail el samakah
(The Fish Tail)
2003 Sahar el layaly
(staying up nights)
2004 Ahla al awkat
(Best Times)
2004 Khalty Faransa
( My aunt France)
2004 Tito Faris
2004 Sib wana Aseeb
(Loose and I'll loose)
2005 Kalam fel hob
(Talking about love)
2005 Dam el ghazal
(The Gazelle's Blood)
2005 Syriana
2008 Genenet al asmak
(The Aquarium)
Yousif El nady
2009 Ibrahim labyad
(Ibrahim the white)
2009 The Traveller
2010 Il padre e lo straniero
(the father and the stranger)
2010 Alf Leila We Leila
(One Thousand and One Nights)
Meg Windermere
2011 Contagion Rafik
2012 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
2012 Winter of Discontent Amr
2014 El Ott
The cat
2014 Lucy Pierre Del Rio
2014 The Blue Mauritius
2017 Geostorm Dussette


  • House of Saddam (3 episodes, 2008)
  • The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall (2008)
  • Abwab el khoof (2011)
  • Awlaad Al-Shaware'a
  • Spiral (season 4) (2012)
  • Flight of the Storks (2013)
  • Marco Polo (TV series) (2014)
  • Riviera (TV series) (2017)


  • 1992, Afareet Hamza We Fatma
  • 1992, Vinegar Tom
  • 1993, Crimes Of The Heart
  • 1993, Al Ghaba Al Saeeda
  • 1994, Tales From Agabad
  • 1994, Compass Berserk
  • 1994, The Bus
  • 1995, Oedipus The President
  • 2000, Al Ze'ab Yohaddid Al Madinah
  • 2002, Shabab Rewish Tahn

Awards and nominations

  • 1999, won 'Film Writers and Critics Special Award' at Alexandria International Film Festival
  • 1999, won 'Best Supporting Actor' award at Alexandria International Film Festival for Gannat al shayateen
  • 2003, won 'Best Actor' award at Alexandria International Film Festival for Dail el samakah
  • 2006, won 'Special Award for Arabs in The International Cinema' at Cairo International Film Festival for Syriana
  • 2006, won 'Horus Award' for 'Best Supporting Actor' at Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema for Dam el ghazal
  • 2010, won 'Best Supporting Actor' at Dear Guest Festival for Ibrahim Labyad
  • 2010, won "Best Actor for Second Role" at Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema for Ibrahim Labyad
  • 2013, won "best actor" at Dubai Film Festival for the Egyptian movie Winter of Discontent
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