Hussein Fahmy
Actor, Director & Activist

Hussein Fahmy was born on March 22, 1940 in Cairo, Egypt. He is an actor and composer, known for Garden City Ladies (1997), Viva Zalata (1976) and Al Mothneboon (1975). He worked in the film and television industry for more than 50 years, specializing in film directing and appearing in over 100 film, television, and theatre productions. He graduated from UCLA with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. Academically he continued to teach at the Academy of Arts (film institute) for twelve years. A leading movie star and the first UNDP Regional Goodwill Ambassador for the Arab States in 1998, Hussein Fahmy is noted for his humanitarian effort. He has worked hard to convey to his audience in the Middle East important human development issues