|Who is it?||Director, Producer, Editor|
|Birth Day||November 15, 1974|
|Age||46 YEARS OLD|
|Education||Sarah Lawrence College|
|Alma mater||American School of Tangier|
|Occupation||Film director, music video director, television director, television producer|
|Known for||Music videos|
|Notable work||Something New|
|Home town||Tangier, Morocco|
|Children||Laila Hamri Fletcher|
|Parent(s)||Mohammed Hamri Blanca Hamri|
Hamri attended the American School of Tangier, where her mother worked. The school was not gender balanced, and at one point, Hamri was the sole female student at her high school and was the only girl on the soccer team. Hamri won a scholarship in 1992 to attend Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. In college she studied theatre arts. Hamri spent her junior year of college in Paris, and in 1996 graduated from Sarah Lawrence College.
In March 2005, production began on Hamri's first feature, the Focus Features film, Something New, a romantic comedy starring Sanaa Lathan (Brown Sugar, Alien vs. Predator) and Simon Baker (The Ring Two, L.A. Confidential). The film was released on January 29, 2006. Stephanie Allain produced the film through her company, Homegrown Pictures. The film grossed $11,483,669 million and received generally positive reviews.
In 2010, Hamri directed Just Wright with Queen Latifah and Common, which was released on May 14, 2010. The film grossed $21,570,263 million and received mixed reviews.
Sayeed, a well-renowned video Producer, was impressed by Hamri's work, and showed it to Mariah Carey, who subsequently hired Hamri to direct her video. Sayeed also gave Hamri her first editing job for a reggae – hip hop fusion group called Born Jamericans. Her career then began to skyrocket, and Hamri was on her way towards leaving her mark in Hollywood.