File - Nelly Karim and Asser Yassin appointed as goodwill ambassadors for IOM.
CAIRO - 12 July 2019: The International Organisation for Migration in Egypt (IOM) has held a press conference to announce the appointment of Egyptian star actors Nelly Karim and Asser Yassin as goodwill ambassadors for the organisation.
From engineering classes at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and onto the university’s stage, Asser Yassin was spotted by director Khairy Beshara.
But he has come a long way from AUC productions, and has since become one of the leading Egyptian actors on both the small and the big screens.
Through a diverse portfolio, Yassin has proved he is an artist of many talents, from one of his first challenging roles in "Zay El Naharda" (Like Today) in 2008, where he played the role of a drug addict who made us both love and hate him, and all the way to his latest series "30 Youm" (30 Days), where he so meticulously showed us the drastic changes of his character throughout the month.
In between, he perfected a stutter in "Rasayel El Bahr" (Messages from the Sea) in 2010 and then showed us his comic abilities in "Bebo w Beshir" in 2011.
Always a hard worker seeking new challenges, Yassin has also been assuming the director’s chair, working first in 2016 on the video clip of Abu’s "Ahwak" (I Love You) song, featuring a retro vibe evoking old Agamy days on the beaches of North Coast’s Marassi, and now the video clip for the latest Wust El Balad song "El Ekhtelaf El Motalef" (Our Familiar Differences).
His latest work as a director has created quite the social media buzz, featuring an unconventional storyline and a rather quirky vibe. Yassin's latest movie "Turab el Mass" (Diamond Dust) achieved a huge success.
Nelly Karim is a strong independent and intellectual woman, a one of a kind genuine actress, an exquisite ballerina, and an outstanding mother and pure hearted person.
Born on December 18, 1974 in Alexandria to a Russian father and Egyptian mother, Karim starred in 17 Egyptian films and nine TV series.
She has a number of respectable awards under her belt; Best Actress award at Cairo International Film Festival for her role in Enta omry (You are My Life) movie, Special Award from Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema for her role in Wahed-Sefr (One-Zero) movie, Best Actress award at the Arab Film Festival for her role in 678 movie, among others.