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Maryam Hassouni
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Born 21 September 1985 (1985-09-21) (age 36)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Maryam Hassouni (born 21 September 1985) is a Dutch television and film actress. In 2006, she won an International Emmy Award for her role in Offers (2005).


Hassouni's parents, Alia and Abdelbaki Hassouni, are Moroccan and moved to the Netherlands a few years before she was born on 21 September 1985, in Amsterdam. She has a younger brother named Zakariya and a sister called Sarra.

Hassouni received her high school diploma in 2003. She studied museology until 2005, then took law at the Free University in Amsterdam but failed the course.

In 2002, she began her acting career with the role of Dunya El-Beneni in the television series Dunya and Desi, which was nominated for an International Emmy Award for Children and Young People in 2004 and again in 2005.

In 2006, she won the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress for the role of Laila al Gatawi in the 2005 Dutch TV film Offers.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Kicks Aaliyah
2008 Anubis en het Pad der 7 Zonden Charlotte de Beaufort
Dunya and Desi Dunya El-Beneni
2012 Manslaughter (2012 film) Amira
2013 Soof Najat
2016 Soof 2 Najat
2020 The Host Vera Tribbe
Year Title Role Notes
2002–04 Dunya and Desi Dunya El-Beneni 19 episodes
2005 Offers Laila al Gatawi Television film
2016 Flikken Maastricht Rebecca Meeuws 1 episode


  • International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress (2006) in Offers
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