Today، Friday، 19-1-2018 marks the 38th birthday of one of the most popular female Arab actresses the Middle East، Egyptian actress، Mai Ezz Eldein.
Since an early age، Mai Ezzidine was chosen to address the audiences at the nursery graduation party، even at the EGC school in Alexandria she was the leader of the school theatrical group. She had interests in arts too، she liked making portraits، this is not far from her family، as her Uncle Raouf Nassry، is the well known caricature artist in the famous Sabah El Kheir and Rosal Youssef Egyptian magazine. She graduated from the Faculty of Arts، Social Department، imdb reported.
Unlike many of her colleagues، the young Mai was determined to start an acting career. Back in 2001، she learnt that 'Mouhamed Fouad'، the popular Egyptian singer was looking for a fresh new face to star opposite in his project film “Rehlet Hob” (A love journey). She took the initiative and asked director Mounir Radi - a friend of the family - to introduce her to Mouhamed El Nagar the director of the subject film.
El Nagar found in her a fresh pretty face and talent، in turn، he introduced her to Mouahmed Fouad who was also taken by her beauty، and he gave her first leading role.
Mai's second appearance was in TV series “Ayna Qalbi” (Where is my heart)، and career began to develop after she was discovered in this most popular series.
The Sobki's brothers، the famous producers known for not missing a single chance، heard of her success، soon they made a phone call to Mai، and made her an offer she could not refuse. They offered her a challenging role، the role of a poor، uneducated girl. Desperate to jump-start her acting career، she accepted، especially when she knew that Abla Kamel and Mena Shalaby (whom she previously worked with in TV series (Ayna Qalbi) were going to be cast in the film.
By then، her name was known، and her talent was obviously clear، strings of roles followed، some came extremely good and some not. Director Magdy Abu Emeira، her discoverer، gave her another leading role in TV series Al Haqiqa Wa Al Sarab - aka The truth and the mirage; starring Fifi Abdu. Mai brilliantly played the role of Manal، Fifi's daughter.
Still believing in the importance of the big screen، she made another two films، which were not a success. She starred opposite Amer Mounib in film Kimo Wa Antimo، and then she starred solely in film Farah. Although these films failed، yet، Mai considers her role in film Farah as one of her best.
Lastly، Mai had three TV series aired during the month of Ramadan، Ya Ward Meen Yeshrereek، Leqaa Ala Al Hawa، and Mahmoud El Masry. Although working in three sets is so exhausting، she had to do it. She could not ignore the offer of the great star Samira Ahmed who called her to offer her a role in TV series Ya Ward Meen Yeshtereek.
Mai now pays more care in selecting her roles; she likes the challenge in playing new characters، regardless of the material profit.
Mai is known for her roles in 2014 TV series “Dalaa Banat”، in 2013 TV series “El Shak”، in 2007 film trilogy “Omar and Salma”، and in 200l film “Rehlet Hob”.