An ignition of acting interest from high school days followed a professional journey for Egyptian-born American actor Zeeko Zaki. Turned professional in 2012, Zaki came to TV fame after portraying Omar Adom “OA” Zidan in FBI (2018-now).
Before the breakthrough, Zeeko, a theater actor, auditioned for TV roles and made guest appearances in 24: Legacy, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Valor.
With growing fame, curiosity about the actor’s net worth, dating story, and other personal details are in the hype too. Underneath is the answer to queries on Zeeko Zaki.
Zeeko Zaki Family Background and Nationality
Zaki was born on January 18, 1990, in Alexandria, Egypt, but his family moved to the US when he was one month old. As a result, Zeeko has American nationality. Though, he has Egyptian, Syrian, and Turkish ancestry. He follows Islam.
He is the eldest of three children to Emon Zaki (mother) who manages a salon and Sherif Zaki, a stylist. The Valor actor has a younger brother Zeyad and a younger sister Zeina. His parents run Sherif Zaki Salon & The Oasis Spa.
Raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Zeeko often went to Egypt during his childhood to meet his extended family.
After graduation from Unionville High School, he briefly enrolled at Temple University, before dropping out for acting.
What’s His Age and Height?
As of December 2022, Zeeko Zaki is 32 years old. The black-haired handsome hunk with brown eyes has a towering height of 6 feet 5 inches.
Is Zeeko Zaki Married or Dating Now? Any Link With Rennee Monaco?
Well, the FBI actor is currently off the market and is dating again after his split with (now) ex-girlfriend Sam Schneiter. At the moment, Zeeko Zaki is in a relationship with Renée Monaco, who identifies herself as a social media content creator and entrepreneur.
Zaki first shared the picture of Monaco back in September 2021, with a caption referring to himself as a “Certified lover boy.” On Valentine’s Day of 2022, the Egypt-born American actor wished Renne to which she replied “Love you thank you” with heart emojis.
Reportedly, the two are dating since July 2021– Renee Monaco made an Instagram post on July 5, 2022, celebrating their one-year anniversary. She wrote, “Renewed for Season 2. Happy 1-year Zeeko”.
She goes by the Instagram handle @peachmangojuice with more than 79.5K followers in late 2022. Moreover, her fanfollowing in Tiktok is over 1.3 million as @peachmangojuice777.
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Miss Monaco is the owner of the coffee shop Lucky Beans Coffee. Since October 2021, she works in her own company Monaco Media as a social media marketing specialist. Earlier, the gorgeous persona was a creative strategist at IMGN Media (Nov 2019- Oct 2021).
As per her LinkedIn profile, she completed her Bachelor of Applied Science in apparel merchandising and product development from Bowling Green State University (2012-15) in Ohio.
Afterward, upon moving to New York, she attended Fashion Institute of Technology from 2016 to 2017 and collected associate degree’s in accessories design. Her designing experiences were in:
- Shoshanna Lee Jewelry (2015-16) as Design & Merchandising Assistant
- Ezarsons (2017) as Freelance Designer
- Fortune Footwear (2017-19) as Designer
In March 2022, Renee Monaco enrolled at her alma mater Bowling Green State University and is currently pursuing her MBA degree (completion in 2024).
Who Is Zeeko’s Ex-Girlfriend Sam Schneiter?
Previously, the Valor star was in a relationship with a girl named Sam Schneiter. Though he kept details on his love-life quite low and had once mentioned her on a Tweet in December 2020.
As per online tabloids, the former duo began dating in October 2020 but broke up by March 2021. The reason for the split remains under wraps for now.
Well, Sam is a photographer and calls herself a freelance content creator. Moreover, she runs her own website samanthaschneiter.com, and manages a photography portfolio Instagram page (@samschneiterphoto).
As per her LinkedIn profile, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from the University of Oregon (2015-18). She studied Italian Food and Society in Università degli Studi di Siena (2010-18).
Surfing through her Instagram profile (@samschneiter) with more than 11.2K followers, she appears to be dating new boyfriend. He is none other than Instagram influencer Cameron Smoller, who made headlines with his relationship with Hailee Steinfeld in 2016.
Is Zaki Active On Social Media?
Yes, the American actor has both Instagram and Twitter accounts. His official Instagram (@zeekozaki) has more than 205K followers as of late 2022. He joined Twitter (@zeekozaki) in December 2010 and has a fan-following of 20.3K.
Weights Loss- 100 lbs In 8 Years
In a July 2022 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Zaki discussed on his weight loss journey shedding 100 lbs. The actor commented on emphasis on healthy life with the hectic 12-14-hour filming schedules.
With a gradual weight loss over the past 8 years, Zeeko stated that it was ‘like being a different person every year.’ Further opening up on his body transformation, he told that he followed the ’30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up’ from The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss.
After an initiation with the P90X video programs, a wide variety of diets, yogas and regular work outs shaped his healthy weight loss.
Net Worth of Zeeko Zaki
As of 2022, the American actor with Egyptian heritage has 23 acting credits. Online sources cite that Zaki owns an estimated net worth of $500,000. Mainly, he collected a decent sum through his acting venture in the TV series FBI. As one of the main casts in the series FBI, Zeeko Zaki made an alleged salary of tens of thousands of dollars for each episode.
And roughly calculated, with 56 episodes so far, he pocketed a nice sum of the 6-digit figures.
Since fame is money, the actor could earn a considerable among of money from endorsements as well. Sources report his Instagram engagement has the potential of earning $477 – $795 for each sponsored post.
Career Breakthrough- Acting In TV Series and Movies
The Egyptian-born actor got his career breakthrough in 2018 as the main cast Omar Adom “OA” Zidan in the crime-drama TV series FBI. Ever since, he works there and shares the screen with Missy Peregrym, Jeremy Sisto, Ebonée Noel, Connie Nielsen, Alana de la Garza, and John Boyd.
The series FBI premiered on September 25, 2018, and already has a successful 4 seasons. Its fifth season premiered on September 20, 2022.
Journey and Inspiration
While studying at Unionville High School, Zeeko Zaki worked in a musical comedy Seussical; it sowed the seed of acting interest in him.
Later, he joined the community theater group Unionville Players and appeared in theater productions. Even more, Zaki left his studies to focus on acting. He moved to North Carolina in 2010 and auditioned for TV while also working in theaters.
Then in 2012, he made his TV debut as a guest cast in Homeland and Revolution. Moreover, the actor worked in the film Stuck in Love (2012) starring Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear, and Lily Collins.
Notably, Zeeko Zaki appeared in a recurring role in Six, 24: Legacy, The Night Shift, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Valor. Moreover, he worked in a bunch of films which include Heart of the Country (2013), Max (2015), Allegiant (2016), and Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018).