Yallah Habibi is a story about an unconventional Middle Eastern family running a restaurant; they’re balancing relationships, chasing dreams, and trying NOT to burn food...it’s based on my real family and our restaurant! 🌱
Nora Hawari is a Muslim Arab American Filmmaker who produces her own original work centered around the Middle Eastern experience from a female perspective. She is a writer, actor, and director whose latest work Yallah Habibi has gone on to win Best Pilot at 7 film festivals as well as being an official selection at The Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Nora was also a selected participant in HBO’s Creators Market in New York City where she pitched among several industry professionals. She is a trained Meisner actor who will be playing the first Muslim character on NBC Universal’s Curious George this fall 2021.
Nora’s background as a fluent Arabic speaking actress has allowed her to branch out into the Middle Eastern market and will be starring as a lead in one of Egypt’s famous television series this summer called Winisni, directed by an acclaimed Sundance award winning filmmaker, Assad Fouladkar. She is developing a couple tv series and a feature; currently perfecting the scripts and pitch decks at the moment. Her ultimate goal is to continue to create her work on a bigger scale expanding the representation of Arab Americans on and off screen and to stay on board her projects creatively as a head writer, lead actor, and executive producer.
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Hijabi
    Television Script
    Yallah Habibi2018
    Web / New Media
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Yallah Habibi2018
    Web / New Media
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Yallah Habibi2018
    Web / New Media
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Yallah Habibi2018
    Web / New Media
Birth Date
December 15, 1994
Nickname
Nono
Current City
Los Angeles
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Middle Eastern
Eye Color
Hazel
Zodiac Sign
Sagittarius
Leap and the net will appear
Yallah Habibi is a story about an unconventional Middle Eastern family running a restaurant; they’re balancing relationships, chasing dreams, and trying NOT to burn food...it’s based on my real family and our restaurant! 🌱