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Riz Ahmed

Actor / Musician / Film Director / Screenwriter | * 12/01/1982 (38) | Wembley, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
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Rizwan Ahmed (born 1 December 1982) is a British actor and rapper. As an actor, he has won a Primetime Emmy Award, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actor of the Year, and received nominations for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three British Independent Film Awards. He was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Shifty (2008), Four Lions (2010), Trishna (2011), Ill Manors (2012), and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013), as well as television series such as Britz (2007) and Dead Set (2008), before his breakout role in... ()
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Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known as Riz MC, is a British actor and rapper. As an actor, he was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Four Lions, Trishna, and Ill Manors, before his breakout role in Nightcrawler. Since then, he has appeared in the films Una, Jason Bourne, and the first Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One. He also starred in the HBO miniseries The Night Of as Nasir Khan; the show and his performance were critically lauded, earning him Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Riz Ahmed

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

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Movies with Riz Ahmed as Actor(31)

2021 Nimona
as Saeed2021 Exit West
as Hamlet2021 Hamlet
as Zed2020 Mogul Mowgli
as Riz2020 The Long Goodbye
as Ruben Stone2020 Sound of Metal
as Hermann Kermit Warm2018 The Sisters Brothers
as Carlton Drake / Riot2018 Venom
as Scott2017 Una
as Tommy Akhtar2016 City of Tiny Lights
as Aaron Kalloor2016 Jason Bourne
as Rick2014 Nightcrawler
as Nazrul Sharma2013 Closed Circuit
as Male2013 Out of Darkness
as Aaron2012 Ill Manors
as Ali2011 Black Gold
as Jay2011 Trishna
as Tarak2010 Centurion
as Omar2010 Four Lions
as Gary2009 Freefall
as Vijay2009 Rage
as Shifty2009 Shifty
as Talal2008 Baghdad Express
as Sohail Wahid2007 Britz
as Razual2006 Banglatown Banquet

TV Shows/Series with Riz Ahmed as Actor(11)

as himself2018 The Big Narstie Show
as Elias Rahim2016 The OA
as Nasir Khan2016 The Night Of
as Manesh Kunzru2008 Wired
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Yosri2006 The Path to 9/11

Movies with Riz Ahmed as Crew(10)

Production/Executive Producer2021 Flee
Production/Producer2020 Mogul Mowgli
Writing/Writer2020 Mogul Mowgli
Writing/Story2020 Mogul Mowgli
Crew/Creator2020 The Long Goodbye
Writing/Writer2020 The Long Goodbye
Production/Executive Producer2020 Sound of Metal
Directing/Director2014 Daytimer
Writing/Writer2014 Daytimer
Sound/Original Music Composer2008 Baghdad Express

Additional Information

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Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Wednesday, 12/01 1982 (December) in Wembley, London, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 38 years + 300 days)
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Christ Church, Central School of Speech and Drama
Record Label: Tru Thoughts
Spouses (current/former): Fatima Farheen Mirza
Other names for Riz Ahmed (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Riz MC"
"리즈 아메드"
"Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed"
"Ριζ Άχμεντ"
"Rizwan Ahmed"
Riz Ahmed frequently works together with these people:
Thandiwe Newton (5x, Actress)
John Krasinski (5x, Actor)
Carey Mulligan (4x, Actress)
Steven Zaillian (4x, Crew)
Brit Marling (4x, Actress)
Tony Gilroy (4x, Crew)
Manjinder Virk (4x, Cast)
Nicolas Becker (4x, Crew)
Sally Potter (4x, Crew)
John Bishop (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:3157, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/07/2021