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Nimr Mashrawi – Nicholas Jacob

nicholasBorn in 1989 in Haifa, Israel, to an Italian mother and an Arab-Israeli father, Nicholas spent half his childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, where the family relocated for the fatherʼs work. While in Nashville, Nicholas discovered his love for music, and soon after moving back to Israel, in 1997, he joined the Israeli National Youth Band. He later started his own band, playing local venues, where he got to write and sing, play the sax and the piano.

Fluent in four languages (Italian, Arabic, English and Hebrew), Nicholasʼs other passion is travel. During his high school years he took part in “Breaking the Ice” a program designed to bridge the gap between Arab and Israeli youth through wilderness adventures. Through the program he got to climb the Appalachians and lead a group through the Italian Alps.

In 2011, with no acting experience whatsoever, Nicholas was cast for the lead role of Nimer in the feature film Out in the Dark. Later that year he played a young Israeli soldier who falls for an older woman in the feature film Once There was a Girl, starring Liat Glick. The film was written and directed by Natalie Kaplan, and is due for release in 2013. Recently, Nicholas also landed the lead role in Suha Arrafʼs (writer of The Syrian Bride and Lemon Tree) directorial debut, Three Sister, due to start filming in December of 2012.