Renowned Tunisian actress Hend Sabry, who began her career at 14, wears many hats. She is a lawyer, UN Ambassador for the World Food Programme, and executive producer of Netflix’s Arabic-language original Finding Ola. Topping Netflix’s charts as the most-watched in Egypt and appearing in the top 10 lists, Finding Ola sees Sabry reprise her role as Ola Abdel-Sabour, a character that first appeared in the 2010 comedy series Ayza Atgawez.
Despite bringing back an old, familiar character, the series tackles deeply rooted societal and cultural issues. Sabry was named Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government and, in 2019, became the first Arab woman to serve as a jury member at the Venice Film Festival.