Photos with Eddy Challita
Eddy Challita always enjoyed movies, but it wasn't until he accompanied an actor friend to an audition in 2003 - and inadvertently landed a small role in the DreamWorks film Head of State with Chris Rock and Bernie Mac - that the possibility of a film career became a reality. Hailing from France, where he modeled and acted, Eddy also lived in Lebanon and France before moving to the U.S. over fourteen years ago. Other roles followed, including appearances in xXx: State of the Union with Ice Cube and Samuel L. Read more... Sheen and Rob Lowe. Most recently, he appeared in Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, and before that worked with one of his favorite actors, Leonardo DiCaprio, in Body of Lies. Eddy's ability to speak both French and Arabic, as well as English, has provided him with another cinematic opportunity: that of language coach. While he'd like to continue to pursue his acting career, he doesn't consider himself a "struggling" actor by any means. He teaches cyber security at the Defense Cyber Crime Institute, one of the top cyber defense academies, where top-notch government agents learn how to defend our country from spies and hackers. Eddy's expertise in the field comes from his many years as a government contractor, working as an analyst/linguist and dealing with cyber counter-intelligence. Despite his busy schedule, Eddy, who earlier this year, in addition to being featured on the Baltimore ABC News affiliate and in that city's Examiner, could be seen as part of the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau print campaign, has his sights set on Hollywood, New York City, and Europe, where he's confident that success awaits him.