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Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links

Well-known stars who were born in the region or have Arabic ancestry

Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Keanu Reeves - Lebanon
\nCanadian actor and star of the Matrix trilogy, Speed and Bill and Ted films was born in Beirut, Lebanon. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Steve Jobs – Syria
\nThe deceased Apple boss had a Syrian biological father. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Yasmine Bleeth - Algeria
\nThe Baywatch actress has a mother of Algerian decent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Eddie Izzard - Yemen
\nBritish actor, comedian and writer was actually born in Aden, Yemen. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Isla Fisher, Oman
\nThe Australian actress was actually born in Muscat, Oman. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Tiffany Renee Darwish – Lebanon
\nThe singer, famous for her 80s hit ‘I think we're alone now’ is of Levanese-Syrian decent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Vince Vaughn – Lebanon
\nThe Wedding Crashers actor and comedian is of Lebanese decent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Julia Sawalha – Jordan
\nThe English ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ actress is of Jordanian descent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Shannon Elizabeth – Lebanon/Syria
\nThe American Pie actress has a father is of Lebanese and Syrian ancestry. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Kelly Slater – Syria
\nThe professional surfer is of Syrian descent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Salma Hayek – Lebanon
\nThe Mexican actress has a Lebanese grandfather. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Teri Hatcher – Syria
\nThe Desperate Housewives star has a maternal grandfather of Syrian decent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Jerry Seinfeld – Syria
\nThe comedian and actor is of Syrian decent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Paula Abdul - Syria
\nThe actress, dancer and reality TV judge is of Syria descent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Yasmin Le Bon - Iran
\nThe 90s supermodel has an Iranian father. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Andre Agassi - Iran
\nThe tennis star is of Assyrian descent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Shakira - Lebanon
\nThe Colombian singer has a father of Lebanese decent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Sam Roy "Sammy" Hagar - Lebanon
\nThe lead singer for rock band Van Halen is of Lebanese descent. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
F Murray Abraham – Syria
\nThe Scarface actor has a Syrian father. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Paul Anka – Lebanon
\nThe 50s pop idol has Lebanese parents. (Getty Images)
Revealed: The famous faces with Middle East links
Wentworth Miller – Lebanon/Syria
\nThe Prison Break star has a Lebanese-Syrian maternal great-grandmother. (Getty Images)