Born Feb 18, 1974. From Baabda, Lebanon.
Born in 1974 in Lebanon, Nadine Labaki received a degree in film studies at Beirut’s Saint Joseph University in 1997. After graduation, she directed commercials and music videos for a number of well-known Middle Eastern singers, for which she was awarded several prizes in 2002 and 2003. In 2004, she participated in the Residence at the Cannes Film Festival; there she finished writing Caramel, her first feature film, which she directed in 2006. Where Do We Go Now?, her second feature film, won the People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and screened at New Directors/New Films in 2012.