Rosaline Elbay is an Egyptian actress and writer. She is famous for her roles as ‘Amani’ on Hulu/A24 Films series Ramy and as Sara on the MBC Masr series Qabeel. She played the main character in the Netflix series Kaleidoscope.
Rosaline Elbay Biography
Elbay was born on 21st November 1990 in Cairo, Egypt.
She studied Classics at Oxford University and obtained a master’s degree in Colonial History. She also studied at the Actors Studio New York City alongside Elizabeth Kemp and received her MFA in Acting from LAMDA.
Elbay started her acting career in UK theater with a focus on Shakespeare. In 2018, Elbay was cast in Diamond Dust, the feature-film adaptation of Ahmed Mourad’s bestselling novel, and Fork & Knife, which was first shown at the 2018 El Gouna Film Festival. She was the subject of the music video for “Fakra” by Massar Egbari, an Egyptian band.
In 2019, Elbay had a recurring role as Amani in Hulu/A24 Films series Ramy, Ramy Youssef’s eponymous Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning show which follows a first-generation American Muslim on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. That same year, Elbay received credits for her MENA region television debut as Sara, the partner of protagonist Tarek (Mohamed Mamdouh), on MBC Masr’s Qabeel.
She hosted the opening ceremony of the 2019 El Gouna Film Festival. The Cairo International Film Festival chose Elbay as its face for young filmmakers during its 40th and 41st Editions.
In 2020, she starred in MBC Masr’s 2020 series Luebat Al-Nesyan but left the show in the middle of the filming due to health issues, she was replaced by Asmaa Galal. In 2021, Elbay was made the lead cast member of the Netflix series Kaleidoscope alongside Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, and Jai Courtney.
In October 2021, Elbay was also cast in an animated role in a yet-to-be-named project.
Rosaline Elbay Movies
Movies and TV shows Elbay featured in are listed below;
2018: Fork & Knife
2018: Diamond Dust
2020: Luebet Al Nesyan
Elbay received the 2019 Al-Wafd Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best New Face for her performance in Qabeel.
Rosaline Elbay Net Worth
As of 2022, Rosaline Elbay’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.