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Emmanuelle Sophie Anne Chriqui (/ɨˈmænjuːl ˈʃrki/;[1] born December 10, 1977) is a Canadian film and television actress. She is best known for her performance on HBO's Entourage asSloan McQuewick, as well as Dalia, the love interest of Adam Sandler's character in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. She is also known for her role as Red John's accomplice, Lorelei Martins, on The Mentalist. In May 2010, she topped the AskMen.com Most Desirable Women of 2010 list.[2]

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Early life[edit]Edit

Chriqui was born in MontrealQuebec, the daughter of Moroccan Jewish immigrants.[3][4] Her mother, Liliane, was born in Casablanca, her father in Rabat;[5][6] and Chriqui has relatives inIsrael.[3] Her family practised Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition.[7]

Chriqui has an older brother, Serge and an older sister, Laurence. When she was almost two, her family moved to TorontoOntario. She grew up in Markham—Unionville, a suburb northeast of the city.[8] Her mother, an esthetician who once told Emmanuelle she would become an actress, died when Chriqui was very young.[9][10]

As a child, she took acting classes, for which her brother paid. Chriqui attended the drama program at Unionville High School.[11] After high school, Chriqui decided to pursue a career in acting.

Career[edit]Edit

Chriqui began acting as a 10-year-old in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver in the mid-1990s, guest-starring in series such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?Forever Knight,Once a Thief and Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal. Her first Hollywood role was as a supporting character in Detroit Rock City (1999). Chriqui later appeared in several movies, such as 100 GirlsWrong TurnOn the Line and In the Mix. She starred opposite Cameron Douglas in the movie National Lampoon's Adam & Eve, playing the character of Eve and played Adam Sandler's love interest in You Don't Mess with the Zohan.

Chriqui was nominated for a Best Actress DVD Exclusive Award for her performance in 100 Girls and was nominated, with Lance Bass, for a Choice Liplock Teen Choice Award in On the Line.[12] Recently, she won the Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards.[13]

Chriqui also starred in Hinder's "Lips of an Angelmusic video as well as in the Zac Brown Band's "Whatever It Is" music video. She threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game on June 8, 2008. Chriqui was on the cover of the Autumn 2008 issue of Naked Eye.

She acted in the film Cadillac Records (2008) as Revetta Chess, where she performed with Beyoncé Knowles. Chriqui was seen in 2009 as one of several women whose lives interconnect in the comedy Women in Trouble and appeared in its sequel Elektra Luxx, which was released in 2010.

In 2010 Chriqui joined Showtime's 2011 series, The Borgias.[14] She is also the voice of Cheetara in the ThunderCats 2011 animated series.[15]

Filmography[edit]Edit

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Harrison Bergeron Jeannie TV film
1995 The Donor Patty
1997 Unwed Father Kayla TV film
1998 Principal Takes a Holiday Roxane TV film
1998 A Champion's Fight Cindy TV film
1998 Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County Renee Laurent TV film
1998 Cuori in Campo Megan TV film
1998 Futuresport Gonzales TV film
1999 Detroit Rock City Barbara
2000 Snow Day Claire Bonner
2000 Ricky 6 Lee
2000 100 Girls Patty
2001 On the Line Abbey
2003 Wrong Turn Carly
2003 Rick Duke's Long-Suffering Wife
2005 Candy Paint Angela Martinez Short film
2005 Waiting... Tyla
2005 The Crow: Wicked Prayer Lilly
2005 National Lampoon's Adam & Eve Eve
2005 In the Mix Dolly
2006 Waltzing Anna Nurse Jill
2006 Deceit Emily TV film
2007 After Sex Jordy
2008 August Morela Sterling
2008 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Dalia
2008 Tortured Becky
2008 Cadillac Records Revetta Chess
2009 Tom Cool Unknown
2009 Women in Trouble Bambi
2009 Saint John of Las Vegas Tasty D Lite
2009 Taking Chances Lucy
2010 13 Aileen
2010 Elektra Luxx Bambi
2011 Girl Walks into a Bar Teresa
2011 5 Days of War Tatia
2013 A Short History of Decay Erika Bryce
2013 Fort Bliss Post-production
2014 Situation amoureuse : c'est compliqué Vanessa Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Bumper "The Return of Sing Ling" (season 3: episode 4)
1995 Forever Knight Jude Deshnell "Black Buddha: Part 2" (season 3: episode 2)
1996 Traders Samira "The Natari Affair" (season 2: episode 2)
1996 Are You Afraid of the Dark? Amanda "The Tale of the Night Shift" (season 5: episode 12)
1997 Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal Melissa "The Undead / The Stalker" (season 1: episode 13)
1997 Exhibit A: Secrets of Forensic Science Rachel "Sex Fiend" (season 1: episode 7)
1997–1998 Vampire Princess Miyu Hisae Aoki Voice role; 14 episodes
1997 The Adventures of Sinbad Serendib "Little Miss Magic" (season 1: episode 6)
1998 Once a Thief Unknown "The Last Temptation of Vic" (season 1: episode 12)
2001 MADtv Herself (season 7: episode 4)
2002 The Proud Family Additional Voices Uncredited

"A Hero for Halloween" (season 2: episode 2)

2003 Jake 2.0 Theresa Carano "Arms and the Girl" (season 1: episode 4)
2005 The O.C. Jodie "The Ex-Factor" (season 2: episode 9)

"The Accomplice" (season 2: episode 10)

2005–2011 Entourage Sloan McQuewick Recurring character; 31 episodes
2008

2009

Robot Chicken Various "Monstourage" (season 3: episode 18)

"PS: Yes, in That Way" (season 4: episode 6)

2010 American Dad! Unknown "A Jones for a Smith" (season 5: episode 11)

"The Return of the Bling" (season 5: episode 13)

2010 Phineas and Ferb Additional Voices "Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!" (season 2: episode 31-32)
2011 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Kelly "Mow Money/Love Stinks!" (season 2: episode 1)
2011 The Borgias Sancha "The French King" (season 1: episode 6)

"Death, on a Pale Horse" (season 1: episode 7) "Nessuno (Nobody)" (season 1: episode 9)

2011–2012 Thundercats Cheetara Voice role; 20 episodes
2012–2013 The Mentalist Lorelei Martins "The Crimson Hat" (season 4: episode 24)

"The Crimson Ticket" (season 5: episode 1) "Red Sails in the Sunset" (season 5: episode 8) "There Will Be Blood" (season 5: episode 16) "Red John Rules" (Season 5: episode 22)

2013 Cleaners Veronica Main role
2012–present Tron: Uprising Paige Voice role; main character


Video games
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops Numbers Voice-over and a short live action appearance
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