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List of Lebanese Americans

Lebanese Americans
Ralph NaderChrista McAuliffeJamie Farr
Helen ThomasDarrell IssaTiffany
Tony ShalhoubJohn E. SununuJames Abourezk
Rima FakihRay LaHoodMarlo Thomas
Ralph Nader • Christa McAuliffe • Jamie Farr
Helen Thomas • Darrell Issa • Tiffany
Tony Shalhoub • John E. Sununu • James Abourezk
Rima Fakih • Ray LaHood • Marlo Thomas
Total population

489,364 (est. 3 million descendents)

0.16% of total population (2007)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Michigan, California, New York, Florida, Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas,[2] Illinois, Pennsylvania, Arizona, New Jersey, Washington
American English, Arabic, French, and Armenian
Predominantly Christianity (mostly Catholic), with minorities of Islam and Judaism.
Related ethnic groups
Other Lebanese people and Arab diaspora, Syrian Americans, Turkish Americans, Cypriot Americans, Egyptian Americans, Armenian Americans and Greek Americans.

This is a list of notable individuals born in the United States of Lebanese ancestry and/or people of Lebanese and American dual nationality who live or resided in the United States.

Arts and Entertainment


Beauty pageant contestants

Entertainment personalities

Fashion designers



Education / Academic

  • Joseph Aoun – president of Northeastern University
  • Charbel Farhat – Chair, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, and Member of National Academy of Engineering
  • Robert Khayat – chancellor of the University of Mississippi








Other personalities




Playing card tournament titleholders


See also


  1. ^ "B04003. Total Ancestry Reported". 2007 American Community Survey. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ Every Culture – Lebanese American
  3. ^ Adamson, Jeremy; Sam Maloof (2001). The Furniture of Sam Maloof. W. W. Norton & Company. p. 2.   |owned an orchard in Douma, Lebanon
  4. ^ Charles, David (May 27, 2010). "An Amazing Melting Pot of Religions and Faiths".  
  5. ^ Drawn From Life
  6. ^ TY: Casey Kasem born as Kamal Amin Kasem
  7. ^ Being Catherine Keener from Entertainment Weekly, date 14 April 2006
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Lebanese Americans". Lebanese Global Information Center. 2003–2005. 
  9. ^ The Persistence of Whiteness: Race and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema from Google Books
  10. ^ Zoë Saldana: A Woman We Love from Esquire Magazine
  11. ^ ^ Tony Shalhoub at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ "Vince Vaughn: Company". Retrieved May 24, 2006. 
  13. ^ Lee, Linda (March 9, 2003). "A NIGHT OUT WITH: John Ritter and Amy Yasbeck; Clowning and Autographing". The New York Times. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Emilio Estefan". Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. May 2009. 
  15. ^ Soraya Survivor from Cuerpo Magazine 2005
  16. ^ Prominent Lebanese Americans
  17. ^ "Making a Difference". Washington D.C.: the Embassy of Lebanon. Retrieved February 13, 2007. 
  18. ^ a b "20 Years Later...Remembering Lebanese American Astronaut Christa McAuliffe" (PDF). Lebanese Monthly Magazine. February 2006. p. 18, Volume 1, Issue 2. Retrieved January 12, 2009. 
  19. ^ Anne Barnard and Neil Swidey (March 27, 2003). "Commander's background a strength". Boston Globe. Retrieved December 3, 2008. 
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  23. ^ Shain, Yossi (1999). Marketing the American Creed Abroad: Diasporas in the U.S. and Their Homelands. Cambridge University Pre. p. 122.  
  24. ^ Politics and Propaganda: Weapons of Mass Seduction
  25. ^ Embassy of Lebanon in Washington: Making a Difference from
  26. ^ Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man
  27. ^ Women in Congress: Mary Roase Oakar
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  30. ^ Elias James Corey – Autobiography
  31. ^ Lebanese Americans, Sports Celebrities, Photos and Information
  32. ^ "Kahlil Gibran (1883–1931)", biography at Cornell University library on-line site, retrieved December 3, 2008
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