We are proud to announce a list of Western stars and luminaries of the entertainment and art world who have something of the Arab within! Part Arab, many generations ago or just a single remove away, we expose the closet Arabs and the all out Arab-embracing celebs. Most descend from the Levant region between Syria and Lebanon, but there is the occasional Iraqi, Jordanian or Palestinian lurking within this gallery of Arab blood.
Did you know that the following famous people had Arab origins? Here's a selection of Hollywood acting legends and singing stars, who come in degrees of Arab-ness, from partial, to fully-fledged and native speaking Arab. From the more commonly recognized names as Paula Abdul, Tiffany and Salma Hayek and Julia Sawalha to the lesser known hybrid Arabs as Vince Vaughn, Tony Shalhoub, hip-hop frat party play-lister, DJ Khaled (Kalid), comedy hero Jerry Seinfeld and rock legend Frank Zappa. Find out where all the Arab talent that headed 'West' landed, from the big-screen to the classic musical archives.
Do you know of any other Western celebrity who remains in the 'Arab closet' that might have Arabic heritage?