Hiam Abbass - Updated Dec 2023

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Nazareth,, Israel
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Nazareth,, Israel

Hiam Abbass

Hiam Abbass is a popular Arab Israeli actress and director. Hiam Abbass rose to fame after playing the role of Marcia Roy in the HBO drama series “Succession” (2018–2023).

Early Life

On the 30th of November 1960, Hiam Abbass was born in Nazareth, Israel. According to an astrological chart, she has a zodiac sign of Sagittarius and she is currently 62 years old. In addition, she belongs to mixed ethnicity of Palestinian-Arab and has three nationalities French, Israeli, plus Palestinian. She was born to a Muslim family. Further, she has lived in Paris since the late 1980s.

Meanwhile, she has not yet shared anything related to her parents, siblings, and her childhood life. Abbass seems to be a private person and has kept her family members away from the limelight.

According to an online website, she is a high school graduate. However, there are no exact details available regarding her school, college, and qualifications.

Professional Career


Hiam Abbass made her film debut in the 1996 French film “When the Cat’s Away” directed by  Cédric Klapisch. Since then, her film career has been boosted and till now, she has appeared in several national and international movies.

Abbass’s notable movies works include “Red Satin” (2002), “Haifa” (1996), “Paradise Now” (2005), “The Syrian Bride” (2004), “Free Zone” (2005), “Dawn of the World” (2008), “The Visitor” (2008), “Lemon Tree” (2008), “Everyday Is a Holiday” (2009), “Amreeka” (2009), “Miral” (2010), “Do Not Forget Me Istanbul” (2011), “Rock the Casbah” (2013), and “The Sense of Wonder” (2015).

Her recent movie works include “Blade Runner 2049” (2017), “Gaza mon amour” (2020), “Hellraiser” (2022), and “Insidious: The Red Door” (2023).


In the year 1993, she made her television debut in the television show “Antoine Rives, juge du terrorisme.” From 1994 to 2010, she appeared in television movies such as “Venise est une femme” (1998), ” Mix-cité” (2000), “Pierre et Farid” (2003), “Béthune sur Nil” (2008), and “I Am Slave” (2010). In 2014, she appeared as Queen Re-Nefer in the American miniseries “The Red Tent.”

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Caption: The poster of the HBO drama series, Succession (Source: BT)

However, she came to fame after playing the role of Marcia Roy in the American satirical comedy television series “Succession.” The series was aired on HBO from June 2018 to May 2023 and Abbass appeared in a total of 23 episodes in the series.

In 2022, she appeared in two television series “Oussekine” and “The Old Man.” At present, she is playing the role of Maysa Hassan in the American comedy-drama streaming television series “Ramy” and up until now, she has appeared in a total of 22 episodes.


Besides acting, she has directed short films. Some of the directed works include “Le pain” (2001),” and “Jerusalem, I Love You.” She has also directed and worked as a writer in the 2004 short film “La danse éternelle.”


Abbass has worked in several movies and television series over the years. However, she has not earned any kind of awards or recognition in her career. But, she has been nominated for the Ophir Awards two times, the European Film Awards two times, the Boston Society of Film Critics, the Gotham Award, and the Lumières Award. In the coming days, she might get several chances to win some of them.

Net Worth 2023

Abbass has an estimated net worth of around $4 million as of 2023 while her earning and salary are still missing. The majority of her earning comes from her acting works in television and movies as well as her directional works.

Relationship Status

Hiam Abbass has not revealed any information about her personal life at the moment. She is possibly single, and no information about her spouse or boyfriend has been found. Her social media posts are filled with pictures of her at various events as well as work-related content.

She did, however, previously marry an actor/director named Zinedine Soualem. This ex-couple has two daughters from their relationship. Lina and Mouna Soualem are the names of their daughters.

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Caption: Hiam Abbass with her two daughters (Source: Celebrity Pictures)

Abbass has maintained a safe distance from scandals and controversies. Meanwhile, she avoids such things which might affect her personal and professional career.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Hiam Abbass posing for a photo (Source: Fandango)

This actress stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (165 cm) and weighs around 55 kg (121 lbs). In addition, she has a pair of brown eyes with black colour. Further, she wears a shoe size of 5.5 US and a dress size of 8 US.

Hiam Abbass – Social Media

On her Facebook page, there are over 3.6k followers. Besides this, Hiam Abbass is not active on Instagram and Twitter.