Trilingual, Egpytian-Canadian actor makes a difference with her work
Christine Solomon is Egyptian born, but Montreal bred. We’ve kept an eye on her as she climbs the ranks as a Canadian actress. Now, she splits her time between Montreal and Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean we love her any less.
Her past films include The Score (2001), Basra (2008), Heliopolis (2009), and Betroit (2012), with plenty of other films and television shows filling the spaces in between. Lately, however, Christine Solomon has focused on projects that positively impact the lives of others. The past year especially has been a busy one.
“I think the biggest highlight of my career this year was working with Josh Duhamel on his campaign with GMC. It was an honour to be part of this wonderful campaign,” Solomon shared in a personal email dialogue. The campaign is called Building for America’s Bravest.
The campaign, headed by GMC and represented by Josh Duhamel, includes a documentary-style film in which Duhamel meets with American veteran, Marine Sergeant Ben Tomlinson. Sergeant Tomlinson is one of the few veterans with injuries living in a “smart home.” Smart homes make all the difference to the lives of injured veterans. These homes cater to the unique needs of soldiers after they return to their lives before war. These homes return the independence some soldiers unfortunately lose while fighting for their country.
Solomon appreciates the opportunity to work for positive causes like GMC’s Military Appreciate Month contribution: “I love being part of projects that can make a difference. My goal as an actor has always been to use my voice to help others in need. I believe that artists have an obligation to speak up for those that can’t. And I got the opportunity to do that with this amazing project.” The list of veterans waiting for smart homes is over 200 long.
Solomon’s desire to make a difference with her work continued into another project this year: a supporting role in Demetrius Navarro’s “Kids Can” film. The goal of the movie is to raise money for the Feed the Children Foundation.
In the film, two children learn that their friend at school arrives on an empty stomach. The kids want to raise money for their friend, as well as Feed the Children, so they decide to make a movie. This project is currently still in production, but interested parties can donate online at Feed the Children’s website.
Branching away from her kind-hearted projects, Christine recently worked on an Arabic TV series that brings aspects from two of our favourite television shows together. Think Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City for Solomon’s role in Yasmine. Yasmine is a comedy series that explores falling in love—sometimes in awkward or damaging ways—as well as moving on and surviving in a tangled dating world. Follow four women, including Solomon as Reem—the quirky roommate to Yasmine—as they fall in and out of modern love.
Soon, Christine Solomon will rejoin forces with the previously mentioned Demetrius Navarro for a film titled “Follow Your Heart.” Stay tuned for more information on our favourite Canadian actress’s latest project, as shooting begins next month.
Solomon’s versatility as an actor allows her to take on a variety of projects in English, French and Arabic. Her dedication to her art and charming personality shines through each role she takes on. What screen do you want to see Christine on next?