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Ahmed, Riz

Riz Ahmed

Rizwan Ahmed was born on December 1, 1982, in Wembley, London, England, UK. He has one older brother (a psychiatrist) and one older sister (a lawyer).
Ahmed attended Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood through a scholarship program, then graduated from Christ Church, Oxford with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.  Ahmed went on to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Ahmed appeared in a school production of South Pacific at the age of seven and that's where his passion stayed. Ahmed has also been rapping and recording tracks since his teen years, and since then he has made two albums, one as producer and one as an artist.

The Sisters Brothers~2018 - Morris
Venom~2018 (rumor)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story~2016 - Bodhi Rook
Jason Bourne~2016 - Aaron Kalloor
City of Tiny Lights~2016 - Tommy Akhtar
Una~2016 - Scott
Nightcrawler~2014 - Rick
Closed Circuit~2013 - Nazrul Sharma
Out of Darkness~2013 (short) - Male
The Reluctant Fundamentalist~2012 - Changez
Ill Manors~2012 - Aaron
Black Gold (Day of the Falcon)~2011 - Ali
Trishna~2011 - Jay
Centurion~2010 - Tarak
Four Lions~2010 - Omar
Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam~2009 (doc)
Rage~2009 - Vijay
Baghdad Express~2008 (short) - Talal
Shifty~2008 - Shifty
Taking Liberties~2007 (short) - Himself
The Road to Guantánamo~2006 (doc) - Shafiq Rasul

Film Director
Daytimer~2014 (short)

Film (Thanks)
Taking Liberties~2007

Film Writer
Daytimer~2014 (short)

Girls~2017 - Paul-Louis in:
     The Bounce
     All I Ever Wanted
The OA~2016 - Elias Rahim in:
     Invisible Self
     Empire of LIght
The Night Of~2016 - Nasir 'Naz' Khan (9 episodes)
Criminal Justice~2014 - Naz in (unaired) Pilot and episode 1.1
Good Morning America~2013 - Himself in 24 April 2013
At the Movies~2012 - Himself in Venice Film Festival 2012
The Fades~2011 - Neil in Pilot
Breakfast~2010 - Himself in 5 May 2010
10 Minute Tales~2009 - Joseph in The Three Kings
Freefall~2009 - Gary
Dead Set~2008 - Riq in 1.1-1.5
Wired~2008 - Manesh Kunzru in 1.1-1.3
Britz~2007 - Sohail Wahid
The Play's the Thing~2006 - Himself in 1.3
Berry's Way~2006 - Amir
The Path to 9/11~2006 - Yosri
Banglatown Banquet~2006 - Razual

TV Director
Comedy Lab~2011 - for Kabadasses

Gaddafi~2013 - Salah - Minister for Oil (Asian Dub Foundation, )
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train~ - Ludius (Lighthouse Theatre, )
Prayer Room~ - Fiz (Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Julius Caesar~ - Cassius (Thelma Holt Tour, )
South Pacific~1994 -
Alice in Wonderland~1990s - Door Mouse

Theatre (Production)

Commercials (voice)
KISS 100
School Days (BBC 1)

Music (Rap)
Goes by: Riz MC
          Upcoming Album~2016?
          HalfLife~2015 (producer)
          All of You~2011
          Get on It~2010
          Hundreds and Thousands~2010
          Don't Sleep~2009
          People Like People~2007
          The Post 9/11 Blues~2006

Live Show
Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Berlin International Film Festival:
Rec'd 2012 EFP Shooting Star (United Kingdom)
British Independent Film Awards:
Nom 2012 Best Actor for Ill Manors
Nom 2010 Best Actor for Four Lions
Nom 2008 Best Actor for Shifty
Evening Standard British Film Awards:
Nom 2011 Best actor for Four Lions
Emmy Awards:
Rec'd 2017 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for The Night Of
Geneva International Film Festival - Tous Écrans:
Rec'd 2009 Best Actor for Shifty
Georgia Film Critics Association:
Nom 2015 Best Supporting Actor for Nightcrawler
Gotham Awards:
Nom 2014 Breakthrough Actor for Nightcrawler
Independent Spirit Awards:
Nom 2015 Best Supporting Male for Nightcrawler
London Critics Circle Film Awards:
Nom 2015 Supporting Actor of the Year for Nightcrawler
Nom 2011 British Actor of the Year for Four Lions
Nashville Film Festival:
Rec'd 2015 Grand Jury Prize: Best Live Action Short for Daytimer
Online Film & Television Association:
Nom 2015 Best Supporting Actor for Nightcrawler
Nom 2015 Best Breakthrough Performance - Male for Nightcrawler
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards:
Nom 2013 Best Supporting Actor for Nightcrawler
Sundance Film Festival:
Nom 2015 Short Film Grand Jury Prize for Daytimer
Village Voice Film Poll:
Nom 2014 Best Supporting Actor for Nightcrawler

Social Media
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2017 - First South Asian man to ever win an Emmy Award

2015 - part of the duo Swet Shop Boys w/Heems

2009 - STEP (Southwark Theatres' Education Partnership) patron

1990s - Co-founded the Hit & Run night in Oxford, a version of which still runs in Manchester.

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