Wajiha Jendoubi

Wajiha Jendoubi (born 1972) is a Tunisian actress and comedian.

Wajiha Jendoubi
Wajiha Jendoubi, Radio Nationale - Jun 5, 2017.jpg
Wajiha Jendoubi interviewed by Tunnisian Radio Nationale, June 2017
Born1972 (age 49–50)
NationalityTunisian
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active1998-present

BiographyEdit

Jendoubi was born in 1972.[1] Originally from Kairouan, she finished her theatrical studies in 1995. For her graduation project, Jendoubi wrote a play alongside another student and played the role of a future bride, which she described as unforgettable. She was quickly noticed by Tunisian directors and appeared in several television soap operas such as Mnamet Aroussia, Ikhwa wa Zaman and Aoudat Al Minyar, the last of which is her best-known work.[2] In 2010, she appeared in The Season of Men.[1]

Jendoubi performed the one-woman-show Madame Kenza in 2010. She discovered the pleasure of being the only person on the stage, and her goal was to hold her audience in suspense, having fun and bringing out whatever she felt.[2]

In 2015, she was appointed alongside Myriam Belkadhi and Emna Louzyr Ayari as a representative of Tunisia for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.[3]

In 2017, Jendoubi starred as Bahja in Salma Baccar's film El Jaida.[4] She was named an officer of the Order of the Republic in 2019.[5] In December 2019, Jendoubi claimed that she was not paid by Attessia TV for her performances in the shows Le Président, Flashback and Ali Chouerreb.[6]

She is married and the mother of two children. Her husband Mehdi is in charge of sound and light during her shows. When the Arab Spring began in Tunisia, Jendoubi was initially supportive but noticed darkness appearing. In response to the violent religious extremism that developed, she created a comedy show as a way of combatting it in post-revolution Tunisia.[7]

FilmographyEdit

Films
  • 2000 : The Season of Men : Salwa
  • 2001 : Fatma
  • 2010 : Linge sale (short film) : Jamila
  • 2016 : Parfum de printemps
  • 2017 : El Jaida : Bahja
Television
  • 1998 : Îchqa wa Hkayet : Chrifa
  • 2000 : Mnamet Aroussia : Lilia Thabti/Lilia Chared Azzouz
  • 2002 : Gamret Sidi Mahrous : Sabiha Souilah
  • 2003 : Ikhwa wa Zaman : Souad
  • 2004 : Loutil (L'Hôtel)
  • 2005 : Aoudat Al Minyar : Rakia
  • 2009 : Aqfas Bila Touyour
  • 2010 : Garage Lekrik
  • 2012 : Dipanini
  • 2013 : Yawmiyat Imraa : Daliya
  • 2015 : Naouret El Hawa (season 2) : Safia
  • 2016 : Nsibti Laaziza (season 6) : Rafika
  • 2016 : Le Président : Salsabil Barmakli
  • 2016 : Bolice 2.0
  • 2017 : Dawama
  • 2017 : La Coiffeuse
  • 2017 : Flashback (season 2)
  • 2019 : El Maestro
  • 2019 : Ali Chouerreb of Rabii Tekali & Madih Belaïd (season 2) : Mrs Abid
  • 2020 : The Tailor: Home Confinement

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wajiha Jendoubi". Elcinema.org (in Arabic). Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Wajiha Jendoubi. Le triomphe de l'authenticité". Tunivisions.net (in French). Archived from the original on 7 December 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Myriam Belkadi, Emna Louzyr Ayari, Wajiha Jendoubi : ambassadrices pour la CEDAW". Femmesdetunisie.com (in French). 14 August 2015. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  4. ^ Marzouk, Hamza (14 November 2017). "El Jaïda : zoom sur la réclusion au féminin". Leconomistemaghrebin.com (in French). Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Célébration de la fête de la femme : Ennaceur propose un nouveau contrat social pour "protéger la dignité, les droits et la liberté de la femme"". Leaders.com.tn (in French). 13 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Wajiha Jendoubi accuse : "Attessia TV ne m'a pas payée mes droits!"". Kapitalis.com. 17 December 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Wajiha Jendoubi: 'Theatre is my weapon'". Al Jazeera. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 14 November 2020.

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