Chriqui was born in Montreat, Quebec, the daughter of Moroccan Jewish immigrants. Her mother was born in Casablanca and her father in Rabat, and Chriqui has relatives in Israel. Her family practiced Orthodox Judaism in the Sephardic tradition.
Chriqui has an older brother, Serge, and an older sister, Laurence. When she was almost two, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario. She grew up in Markham-Unionville, a suburb north east of the city. Her mother, who once told her she would become an actress, died when Chriqui was very young.
As a child, she took acting classes, for which her older brother paid. Chriqui attended the drama program at Unionville High School. After high school, Chriqui decided to pursue a career in acting.
Chriqui began acting as a 10 year old in a McDonald's commercial. She moved to Vancouver in the mid-1990s, guest-starring in series such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Forever Knight, Once a Thief, and Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal. Her first Hollywood role was as a supporting character in Detroit Rock City (1999). Chriqui later appeared in several movies such as 100 Girls, Wrong Turn, On the Line, and In the Mix. She starred opposite Cameron Douglas in the movie National Lampoon's Adam & Eve and played the character of Eve, and played star Adam Sandler's love interest in You Don't Mess with the Zohan.
Chriqui was nominated for a Best Actress DVD Exclusive Award for her performance in 100 Girls and was nominated, with Lance Bass, for a Choice Liplock Teen Choice Award in On the Line. Recently, she won the Standout Performance Trophy at the Young Hollywood Awards.
Chriqui also starred in Hinder's "Lips of an Angel" music video as well as in the Zac Brown Band's "Whatever It Is" music video. She threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Los Angeles Dodgers game on June 8, 2008. Chriqui was on the cover of the Autumn 2008 issue of Naked Eye.
She acted in the film Cadillac Records (2008) as Revetta Chess, where she performed with Beyonce Knowles. Chriqui was seen in 2009 as one of several women whose lives interconnect in the comedy Women in Trouble and will appear in its sequel, Elektra Luxx, its release in 2010.
In 2010 Chriqui joined Showtime's 2011 series, The Borgias. She has also been confirmed as the voice of Cheetara in the ThunderCats 2011 animated series.
|Forever Knight||Jude Deshnell|
|1996||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Amanda|
|A Champion's Fight||Cindy|
|1998||Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County||Renee Laurent|
|1998||Principal Takes A Holiday||Roxane|
|1999||Detroit Rock City||Barbara|
|2000||Snow Day||Claire Bonner|
|2001||On the Line||Abbey|
|Rick||Duke's Long-Suffering Wife|
|Candy Paint||Angela Martinez|
|The Crow: Wicked Prayer||Lilly|
|National Lampoon's Adam & Eve||Eve|
|In the Mix||Dolly|
|2006||Waltzing Anna||Nurse Jill|
|You Don't Mess with the Zohan||Dahlia|
|Cadillac Records||Revetta Chess|
|2009||Women in Trouble||Bambi|
|Saint John of Las Vegas||
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|Call of Duty: Black Ops||Numbers|
|2011||Science Ninja Team Gatchaman|
|2011||Girl Walks Into a Ball||Teresa|
|5 Days of War||Tatia|
|Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil||Kelly|
|The Metalist||Lorelei Martins|