Girl on the Line
"'N Sync fans know who I am because of the film. They ask for autographs -- but from Lance [Bass]." Emmanuelle Chriqui
Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui is best known for her role as Abbey in 'N Sync-heavy movie On the Line (2001, alongside 'N Sync singer Lance Bass) and Carly in Twentieth Century Fox's Wrong Turn (2003). Her other credited films include Detroit Rock City (1999), Snow Day (2000), 100 Girls (2000), Ricky 6 (2000), Rick (2003) and 2005’s Waiting, The Crow: Wicked Prayer, and Adam and Eve.
Raven-haired Emmanuelle Chriqui was on Stuff magazine's “102 Sexiest Women in The World” list in 2001 and 2002. The actress, who appeared in such TV movies as Harrison Bergeron (1995), A Champion's Fight (1998) and Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998), will soon complete her upcoming films In the Mix, Waltzing Anna and After Sex.
“I think love is something you really grow into. But I believe that you can see somebody and really have the desire to get to know them.” Emmanuelle Chriqui
Childhood and Family:
Daughter of Moroccan Jewish immigrants, Emmanuelle Chriqui (last name pronounced Shreeky) was born on December 10, 1977, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Along with her older sister and brother, Emmanuelle spent many years growing up in Unionville, Ontario. Fluent in English and French, Emmanuelle is a fan of authors Mary Higgins Clark and Paulo Coelho. She likes to play basketball and go dancing in her free time.
"I'd really like to sink my teeth into a project and really move people with something juicy and excellent and challenging. That's what I want." Emmanuelle Chriqui
Beginning her career at age 9 by appearing in McDonald’s commercials, Emmanuelle Chriqui moved to Vancouver and began auditioning for TV shows. While working as a waitress, Chriqui scored several guest appearances in such Canadian mid 1990 series as “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “Forever Knight,” “Kung Fu,” “Once a Thief” and “Psi Factor.” She subsequently landed roles in a string of TV movies including Harrison Bergeron (1995, with Christopher Plummer and Sean Astin), Unwed Father (1997), Principal Takes a Holiday (1998, with Kevin Nealon) and Futuresport (1998, with Wesley Snipes and Vanessa Williams).
Hollywood knocked when filmmaker Adam Rifkin cast Chriqui to play Barbara in his musical comedy about four 1970s teenagers trying to scam their way into a KISS concert, in Detroit Rock City (1999, with Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Edward Furlong and Sam Huntington). After appearing in writer-director Peter Filardi's true-story based horror thriller Ricky 6 (2000, starring Vincent Kartheiser), Chriqui impressed audiences with her role as Claire Bonner, the most popular girl in school, in Nickelodeon's family comedy directed by Chris Koch, Snow Day (2000, with Carly Pope, Chevy Chase and Chris Elliott). She also starred in the Hoku music video "Another Dumb Blonde" (from the Snow Day soundtrack).
Also in 2000, Chriqui played Patty, a promiscuous artsy girl who turns out to have a more significant part than expected, in writer-director Michael Davis' youthful sex comedy 100 Girls (alongside Jonathan Tucker). In the next year, she nabbed the enviable female lead role as Abbey, N'Sync star Lance Bass' mysterious dream girl, in Eric Bross' romantic comedy On the Line (also featuring Joey Fatone).
Two years later, Chriqui costarred as Carly, a girl who is stalked by cannibals, in Rob Schmidt's horror Wrong Turn (with Eliza Dushku, Desmond Harrington and Jeremy Sisto) and became Aaron Stanford's long-suffering wife in Curtiss Clayton's drama Rick (starring Bill Pullman). In 2005, Chriqui costarred with Aaron Paul and Marne Patterson in writer-director Andrew Waller's 27-minute comedy Candy Paint and had a bit part in writer-director Rob McKittrick's comedy Waiting... (starring Ryan Reynolds and Justin Long). She also portrayed Edward Furlong's girlfriend in Lance Mungia's fourth installment of the popular action-horror series, The Crow - Wicked Prayer and starred with Cameron Douglas in Jeff Kanew's romantic comedy Adam and Eve.
Chriqui will star as Mafia princess Dolly Pacelli, opposite Usher Raymond, in Ron Underwood's musical comedy In the Mix and costar as a nurse, with Robert Capelli Jr., in Doug Bollinger's comedy Waltzing Anna. She was also cast in writer-director Eric Amadio's upcoming edgy relationship comedy After Sex, alongside Marc Blucas and Mariah Bruna. On the small screen, Chriqui had reoccurring roles in the series "The O.C." in early 2005 and recently played the reoccurring role of Sloan in several episodes of "Entourage."