Saudi Arabia, with its population of more than 32 million people, is no doubt filled with great talent, creativity and passion. This can be seen in Jeddah’s art galleries, locals in the music industry and apparently, even Hollywood.
Here’s a few notable celebrities you might not have known who were either born and raised or have lived in the Kingdom before:
Actress Lisa Eilbacher was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Yep, the actress best known for playing Jerry Van Dyke in My Mother the Car was the daughter of an American oil company executive. She lived in Saudi Arabia at some point,
Melora Walters in Butterfly Effect was also born in Dhahran
She also starred in the Robin Williams classic ‘Dead Poets Society’, Magnolia and Cold Mountain.
A capella singer Alaa Wardi was born and raised in Saudi too
The amazing a capella singer, whose Youtube videos have landed him gigs all over the Middle East, was born and raised in Saud to Iranian parents.
Influencer Lujain Omran was born and raised in Saudi Arabia
She’s a host and influencer with more than 5.6 MILLION followers on Instagram
Rihanna’s #SaudiBae Hassan Jameel is a Saudi-Arabian businessman who owns the rights to sell Toyota cars in the region
This one’s a little out the loop from the rest but let’s face it, he is a little famous now after being seen with Rihanna.