88. Tima Shomali
Actress, writer, producer
Arts and entertainment
Tima Shomali’s journey into TV started when she co-wrote the Jordanian hit comedy show ‘Bath Bayakha’, in which she also made her debut as the lead comedy actress.
She then opened her own production company, Filmizion Productions, from which she produced and acted in her series, ‘Female Show’, alongside Jordanian comedy actor Rajae Qawas.
‘Female Show’ reached a quarter million views in the first 48 hours of Ramadan in 2013. It was named one of the top five shows in the Arab world. Shortly after, she branched out into drama by producing the TV series Zain. The 30-year-old has a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and finance and was granted an MFA scholarship from The Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts, where she majored in screenwriting and producing.
She has been invited as a keynote speaker by Tina Brown to the annual Women in the World Summit 2015 (which is annually hosted by Tina Brown and Meryl Streep) in New York City. Currently, Shomali hosts the weekly comedy talk show ‘DardaChat’, which shows on Abu Dhabi’s Emarat TV.