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Riz Ahmed


Riz Ahmed was born on December 1, 1982 in Wembley, London, England. He is an actor and writer, known for Nightcrawler (2014), Rogue One (2016) and Four Lions (2010). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Nightcrawler
(2014)
Rogue One
Rogue One Bodhi Rook
(2016)
Four Lions
Four Lions Omar
(2010)
Shifty
Shifty Shifty
(2008)

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 2018 Venom (filming)
 2017 Charli XCX: Boys (Video short)
 2017 Girls (TV Series)
Paul-Louis
- The Bounce (2017) ... Paul-Louis
- All I Ever Wanted (2017) ... Paul-Louis
 2017 Swet Shop Boys: Aaja ft. Ali Sethi (Video short)
Riz MC
 2016 The OA (TV Series)
Elias Rahim
- Invisible Self (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Empire of Light (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Paradise (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Away (2016) ... Elias Rahim
 2016 Rogue One
Bodhi Rook
 2016 T5 aka Terminal 5 (Video short)
Riz MC
 2016 City of Tiny Lights
Tommy Akhtar
 2016 Una
Scott
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini-Series)
Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Season of the Witch (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Art of War (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
 2016 Jason Bourne
Aaron Kalloor
 2014 Nightcrawler
Rick
 2013/I Out of Darkness (Short)
Male
 2013 Closed Circuit
Nazrul Sharma
 2012 Ill Manors
Aaron
 2011/II Day of the Falcon
Ali
 2011 Trishna
Jay
 2011 The Fades (TV Mini-Series)
Neil
- Pilot (2011) ... Neil
 2010 Centurion
Tarak
 2010 Four Lions
Omar
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
Joseph
- The Three Kings (2009) ... Joseph
 2009 Freefall (TV Movie)
Gary
 2009/I Rage
Vijay
 2008 Dead Set (TV Mini-Series)
Riq
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Riq
 2008 Baghdad Express (Short)
Talal
 2008 Wired (TV Mini-Series)
Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
 2008 Shifty
Shifty
 2007 Britz (TV Movie)
Sohail Wahid
 2006 Berry's Way (TV Movie)
Amir
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini-Series)
Yosri
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Yosri
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Yosri
 2006 Banglatown Banquet (TV Movie)
Razual
 2006 The Road to Guantanamo (Documentary)
Shafiq
 2005 Got Soul (Short)
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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on representing the Asian community] I try and say that in terms of my intentions, that is to represent myself. But in terms of an awareness of it, like, you know, you're aware of the fact that you do represent more than yourself if there aren't a variety of representatives. It's the same as, like, the dad in East is East is just a character that someone has written, but if there's only one ... See more »

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Auditioned for Slumdog Millionaire (2008). See more »

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