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Heba Toulan


Heba is an award-winning actress, model, and writer. She is a first-generation Arab American born in Giza to Egyptian parents. She grew up in Washington, D.C., and lives in Houston.

Some of the roles she’s proudest of: playing Olivia in Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Shade); Deepa, a Deaf woman fighting off an intruder in SENSES; and Fifi in The Window Washer which earned her the Best Actress Award at the 2023 Retro Avant Garde Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt.

Heba wrote the Camellia for Camille, a play about a man trying to make amends with his estranged sister, which premiered at the DeafSpotlight Short Play Festival in Seattle, then at the Gallaudet University’s Flower Shop series to rave reviews. She is also on the board for the Deaf Austin Theatre as well as a member of Women in Film and TV (WIFT). An acclaimed model, she has been featured in the Moevir magazine as well as modeled for many brands including Kameereo and Tilted Lotus.

Her mission is to bring awareness and exposure to underrepresented groups without stereotypes to the screen and stage, and to tell important stories that enhance, empower, and energize while leaving the audience with a sense of connection and hope. She aims to portray and write multi-layered stories which inspire and revitalize the audience.

Heba Toulan
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