Emmanuelle Chriqui is the Montreal-born, Toronto-raised star of Entourage and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.
She is currently working on several films between recurring episodes of The Mentalist, and the former AskMen.com’s “most desirable woman” is now the face of natural cosmetics brand, Mineral Fusion. Chriqui lends her time to Raise Hope for Congo, is an activist with the Environmental Media Association and is the spokesperson for Colon Cancer Canada, but she took a few moments to meet with her (third) favourite writer.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Waking with an absolute sense of peace. Grounded, and ready to embrace the day without fear.
What is your greatest extravagance?
A 90 minute massage every day. I don’t actually get it, but I would if I could.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Saving yourself for marriage.
What do you dislike most about your appearance?
More than one thing, but I would have to say my legs. It’s like my upper and lower body belong to two different people, and no matter what I do, they don’t seem balanced.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could sing like an R&B diva and play the guitar like Jimmy Hendrix.
What is your most treasured possession?
My father’s ring. I can still see his hands.
Now I wear it on a chain around my neck.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
A few things: Confidence without cockiness, a good sense of humour and thoughtfulness.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
I love a woman that is empowered and in tune with her goddess energy. I find that inspiring.
What do you most value in your friends?
Unconditional love and loyalty. My friends accept that we have different lives, but they don’t judge and defend me when someone does.
I try to do the same for them.
Who are your favourite writers?
After Mike Benhaim? Hah! The author who’s had the most profound effect on me is probably Paulo Coelho, but I also really enjoy Khaled Hosseini.
He wrote The Kite Runner and 1000 Splendid Suns. Such a powerful storyteller.
Who are your heroes in real life?
That’s easy. My dad has always been my hero. He taught me all of life’s lessons with his words and actions.
He never complained, greeted the world with a smile and told me to live life fully and unapologetically. The most important qualities I possess, I owe to him.
What is it that you most dislike?
People whose fears keep them from venturing forward and living the life that they are meant to. It’s a waste of a precious existence.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Wow. There was a time after my mom died, when as a teenager, I could have gone down a darker path.
Instead, I managed to immerse myself in creative energy and stick to somewhat higher ground.
I am proud of how far I’ve come and how I am perceived by those who know me.
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Leading natural cosmetics brand and one of the fastest growing natural personal care brands in its category, Mineral Fusion™ announces, today, that actress Emmanuelle Chriqui will act as the brand’s spokesperson for North America. Ms. Chriqui will collaborate with Mineral Fusion™ for various marketing and public relations activities including retailer promotions and personal appearances, digital and social media campaigns, as well as philanthropic initiatives to support the brand’s commitment to raising awareness about domestic violence on both a national and global level.
“We see this partnership with Emmanuelle as a way to reach a broader audience, and deliver credibility of our efficacy and brand promise,” says Thomas Brown , President of Mineral Fusion™. “She perfectly embodies Mineral Fusion and what we, as a brand, stand for. In addition to being socially responsible and environmentally active, she is pure proof that natural cosmetics can be synonymous with beauty.”
Ms. Chriqui is best known for her leading role as Sloan in the hit HBO comedy series “Entourage”, and most recently appeared in “The Mentalist” where she will be continuing her role this fall. Additionally, she has appeared in numerous film projects including “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.”
Ms. Chriqui is devoted to living a green and healthy lifestyle, and continues to be a strong supporter in the fight for women’s rights through her work with raisehopeforcongo.org, an organization that raises awareness for women and girls of the Congo by having their voice heard and empowering them.
“I am a huge fan of Mineral Fusion products,” Ms. Chriqui states. “The brand’s dedication to natural, mineral based products, and its commitment to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence are truly inspiring, and it’s something I want to be a part of.”
The partnership will kick off with a campaign, coinciding with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), to support the brand’s mission to help women in the fight against domestic violence. Mineral Fusion is currently a partner with The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and is seeking to broaden its reach to international partners. In addition to growing its philanthropic mission, the brand also plans to significantly expand its distribution to nearly 2,000 additional stores in the U.S. and Canada by 2013.