List of Arab Americans

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This is a list of Arab Americans. It includes prominent Arab American individuals from various fields, such as business, science, entertainment, sports and fine arts.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Arab American or must have references showing they are Arab American and are notable. Please do not add yourself, non-notable people or fictional characters. Please add citations where appropriate.





  • Paul Ajlouny, founder of the Palestinian newspaper Al-Fajr
  • Jim Avila, correspondent for ABC News "20/20", half Lebanese
  • Jamal Dajani, television producer and Middle East analyst, Palestinian
  • Paula Faris, television correspondent and personality, half Lebanese [16]
  • Hala Gorani, CNN International anchor, Syrian[17]
  • Gigi Hadid, television personality and model, half Palestinian descent
  • Bella Hadid, television personality and model, half Palestinian descent
  • Anwar Hadid, television personality and model, half Palestinian descent
  • Ray Hanania, former Chicago City Hall political reporter, columnist. Palestinian-American.
  • Hoda Kotb, TV host and journalist, Egyptian descent
  • Diane Rehm, American public radio talk show host.
  • Anthony Shadid, journalist, Lebanese descent
  • Helen Thomas, journalist, Lebanese







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  9. ^ Michel T. Halbouty Archived 2006-10-17 at the Wayback Machine.
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  17. ^ "One to watch". Archived from the original on 2004-09-10. 
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  20. ^ Dewan"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-10. Retrieved 2006-07-13.  "I had a small role as Devi, the daughter of a Sikh-American – I’m half-Lebanese as it is."
  21. ^ [3] "The half-Syrian, half-Lebanese actress..."
  22. ^ [4] "The Lebanese son of a Toledo grocer received a "Star" on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985."
  23. ^ The Institute for Middle East Understanding (18 October 2010). "Palestinian Americans – Remi Kanazi: Poet and teacher". Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
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  34. ^ Danny Thomas Biography – Yahoo! Movies
  35. ^ Zappa[5] "My ancestry is Sicilian, Greek, Arab and French. My mother's mother was French and Sicilian, and her Dad was Italian (from Naples). She was first generation. The Greek-Arab side is from my Dad..."
  36. ^ American Chronicle | An Interview with James Abourezk, the First Arab American to Serve in the U.S. Senate Archived 2006-08-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  37. ^ Hammeke, Joe (2004). "Omar Hassan – The Thrasher Interview". Thrasher Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-09-20. Retrieved February 2008.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  38. ^ How the Arab Civilization Has Changed Your Life (by Sherri Muzher) – Media Monitors Network
  39. ^ Saudi Aramco World : Calling Helen Thomas
  40. ^ Abboud[6] "Lebanese Abboud was the first designer to win the CFDA award as Best Menswear Designer two years in a row"
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  42. ^ Police: Tampa pilot voiced support for bin Laden January 7, 2002 Archived April 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  43. ^ said Bishara, his last name is Syrian, and his father came to the United States in the first half of the 20th century from that country
  44. ^ Lightner[7] "The press would never print that I was an Arab-American. So, when I started doing live media, I'd bring it up."
  45. ^ "US activist found guilty of not disclosing conviction in fatal Jerusalem bombing". The Guardian. 
  46. ^ "Palestinian activist convicted of immigration fraud in Detroit". Reuters. 

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