You may not recognize her name, but if you’ve seen the new Marvel series Moon Knight, then you will recognize May Calamawy. A relative newcomer to the American entertainment industry, Calamawy plays the wife of Marc Spector (played by former Mr. Universe Jason Isaacs), and happens to be in one of the most powerful super hero shows around right now. With her character Layla El-Faouly/Spector, she proves that she’s no one trick pony and deserves your attention as one of the most versatile actors around today. Here’s why that is… The Incredible May Calamawy Who Plays Moon Knight’s Wife
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10 Things to Know About The Actress Behind Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’
After starring in Marvel’s Iron Man 2, Egypt-born actress May Calamawy has made quite a name for herself in Hollywood. Here are 10 things you need to know about her. (1) At age 19 she left Egypt and went to Japan to study martial arts. While there she met director Mamoru Oshii, who cast her in his 1995 film Ghost in Shell. She started using her middle name professionally because her real last name was difficult for Americans to pronounce.
Meet the beautiful Arabic actress bringing new life into an iconic character
Layla El-Faouly. This 31-year-old Egyptian actress is portraying Layla El Faouly in Moon Knight who is a talented archeologist. Coming off of a successful career as an actress in Egypt and studying Media Arts, Randa stars in big budget films like Badr Hari, I Will Return and Hiding Behind A Wall. In preparation for her new role she will be featured on Forbes Middle East under their 2018 YouTube Trends – Arab Stars: The actresses and models making it big online.
How an Arabic actress became fluent in English in under a year
An interview with actress May Calamawy about her life and career so far. This is an English translation of a telephone interview for an Arabic magazine (Elaph). My name is May Calamawy, I am originally from Egypt and I’ve recently played Layla El-Faouly in FOX’s new show Marvel’s: Moon Knight. I graduated from college last year with a degree in archeology. I had always wanted to be an archeologist since I was very young, but after graduating my passion shifted towards acting. So now that you are living your dream as an actress what do you miss most about being an archeologist? In fact, it was not easy to leave behind my dreams as an archeologist and start anew as an actor; however, what made me change my mind was that there were many similarities between both fields.
10 things you didn’t know about her
She is an archeologist who has lived in Cairo and Giza. After her parents died when she was young she had to take care of her brother and sister while growing up. She won a talent contest in high school with a cover of In Your Eyes. Her favorite comic character is Catwoman. She got her name from her maternal grandmother.
5 reasons why she’s perfect for this role
1. Her nationality and profession (Egyptian archeologist)
2. She looks like someone who has been through a lot
3. The emotional potential her character has
4. She’s familiar with superhero films and genre
5. Diverse casting always brings an extra level of quality to a project.
With El-Faouly as Layla El-Faouly, we’re guaranteed a great performance! I’m very excited for season two!
Calamawy is set to reprise her role in Marvel’s Luke Cage and she’ll also appear in Marvel’s Iron Fist.
It was announced that she will be playing Wasp in Ant-Man sequel Ant-Man and The Wasp
4 things we can expect from Season 2
It won’t be a re-telling of Season 1: Calamawy promises that season 2 will be its own beast. You can expect it to be grander in scale, she says. Production began filming in April 2017. The show was renewed for a second season on November 17, 2016. On March 27, 2017, Marvel and Netflix announced that filming had begun on April 7 and would continue until June 30 with a premiere date scheduled for sometime in 2018.
Who is may Calamawy?
a British actress who has appeared in several TV series and a few films. In recent years she has been much more prolific with appearances in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s House of Cards as well as Derek & Cops on Fire. She also appears alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler (2014). In 2016, she can be seen in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals along with Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Where is may Calamawy from?
Layla El-Faouly is a fictional Egyptian archaeologist and adventurer who appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character first appeared in Spider-Man: Lifeline #1 (Jan. 1993), and was created by writers David Michelinie and Peter David, and artist Rick Leonardi. She became one of many supporting characters in Marc Spector / Moon Knight comic book series.
Is may Calamawy Egyptian?
Yes. may Calamawy was born in Cairo, Egypt and spent her early years in Egypt before moving to London at age 10. She has studied acting at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and dance at The Place. After being accepted into a three-year acting diploma course by RADA, she attended RADA for two years then left to join contemporary dance company Kos, which toured internationally and performed on stage in festivals such as Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Who is the actress in Moon Knight?
May Calamawy as Layla El-Faouly: She is playing as Layla El-Faouly. I am a huge fan of Daredevil and The Punisher . This is just a great show that I need to watch. I am so excited to watch it with my husband because he would love it too. This makes me want to go on vacation like they did in those scenes where they went on vacations. That was awesome! I can’t wait for season 2. If you haven’t watched it yet then you should definitely watch it! It will be worth your time. It has action, adventure, comedy and more. You will not regret watching it for sure!