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IN PICS: Gulf girl makes it big in Hollywood

IN PICS: Gulf girl makes it big in Hollywood
Gulf girl Summer Bishil is set to leap from children’s TV actress to Hollywood A-lister with the release of Towelhead, a controversial film about a mixed American and Arabic family living in Texas during the 1991 Gulf war. Arabian Business takes a closer look at the actress. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gulf girl makes it big in Hollywood
Bishil is already being spoken about as a potential Oscar nominee for her performance in Towelhead, in which she plays a 13-year old girl confusingly thrown into a world of sexual abuse, racial tension and family breakdown. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gulf girl makes it big in Hollywood
Eugene Jones, Bishil, director Alan Ball, Peter Macdissi and Aaron Eckhart arrive at the 'Towelhead' premiere held at Eccles Theatre during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival on January 24 in Utah. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gulf girl makes it big in Hollywood
Bishil poses for a portrait at the Miners Club during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gulf girl makes it big in Hollywood
Bishil at the premiere for 'Nothing Is Private' at the 32nd Annual Toronto International Film Festival at the Elgin Theatre in September 2007. (Getty Images)
IN PICS: Gulf girl makes it big in Hollywood
Bishil attends a Women in Film luncheon honoring Ginnifer Goodwin at the Sunset Tower Hotel on May 7 in West Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)