Famous Arab Americans

Presently, there are approximately three million Arab Americans in the USA. You can find people of Arab origin in different parts of the country, and some of them are well-known figures who have contributed much to the nations’ culture and economy. If you do some background checks of famous personalities in sports, entertainment, politics, and other fields, you may find be surprised to find that some of them are Arab Americans.

§ Famous Arab Americans : Provides information on many famous Arab Americans in sports, entertainment, politics, business, education, and other fields. Includes many other similar links

One of the most famous Arab American in sports is Douglas Richard "Doug" Flutie. He is a retired football quarterback. He played as a professional in the National Football League and the Canadian Football League. Before he turned professional, he played for Boston College, and he received the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and the Heisman Trophy in 1984. His touchdown in a game against Miami is known as one of the greatest moments in the history of college football.

§ Official Website of Doug Flutie : Complete information about Doug Flutie, including biography and career stats

Two famous singers are also part of the Arab American community in the USA, and their names are Paula Julie Abdul and Shakira (Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll). Paula Abdul is a pop singer, dancer, choreographer, and actress. She made a name for herself in 1980 as a cheerleader for the Los Angeles Lakers. Later on, she became a sought-after choreographer of music videos and a pop R&B singer with many hits in the late 80s and 90s.

§ The Official Paula Abdul Fan Site : Biography, news, discography, video collections, and others

Shakira is a well-known singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, and record producer. Background checks revealed that she showed a lot of talent when she was a child. She demonstrated her ability to perform live and sang in school. She learned belly dancing from her grandmother who was from Lebanon . She became a famous singer in 1990 with her incredible vocal and dance abilities.

§ ShakiraIsabel.com : Recent news, biography, discography, pictures, videos, and other information about Shakira

The gorgeous star of “American Pie” Shannon Elizabeth is another famous member of the Arab American community in the US. Her full name is Shannon Elizabeth Fadal. Her father came from Syria and her mother is of Cherokee, German, English, and Irish descent. As a child, Shannon was interested in tennis, and she even thought about becoming a professional tennis player. Instead, she became a model, and then, later on, an actress.

§ Biography of Shannon Elizabeth : Information about Shannon Elizabeth, including the movies she starred in

There was also a famous Arab American in politics, and his name is Spencer Abraham. He was the Michigan Secretary of Energy and a member of the cabinet of President George W. Bush. Before he became a Secretary of Energy, he was a senator from the state of Michigan (1994 to 2000). He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 at the Michigan State University, and he received a law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1979. He was the only Arab American who was a member of the United States Senate.

§ Wikipedia - Spencer Abraham : Information about Spencer Abraham

Arab Americans have contributed significantly to the American society. Through their performances in sports, music, acting, politics, education, and many other fields, they have shown that they are a community in the US that deserves the utmost respect.