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.