May suffers from alopecia areata(an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles) and her real-life struggle
May completed her high school in Bahrain and after her father’s wish she went on to pursue an industrial design course in Boston, Massachusetts.
May had developed a love for acting when she was a kid and watched the 1992 film Death Becomes Her
She has also earned a B.A. in theatre studies degree from Emerson College where she completed the course and later went on to attend the William Esper Studi
May Calamawy made her acting debut in 2013 with Tobe Hooper’s film Djinn, and it was the first horror film that was produced in the United Arab Emirates.
Her next role was as a guest role in the American military action drama The Brave and the American political drama television series Madam Secretary.
In March 2022, she played the role of an Egyptian archeologist in the Disney+ miniseries Moon Knight, where she became the first Arab character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.