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Birth information

1 December 1982 Wembley, London, England, UK

How tall is Riz Ahmed?

1.73 m

Life Story of Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known by his stage name Riz MC and birth name Rizwan Ahmed, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won one Emmy Award, out of two Emmy nominations, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and three British Independent Film Awards.

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Producers Filmography
Mughal Mowgli ,
Directors Filmography
Daytimer (2014) ,
Actors Filmography
Hamlet Hamlet, Mughal Mowgli , Sound of Metal (2019) Ruben, The OA (2019) Elias Rahim / Rahim, Venom (2018) Carlton Drake / Riot, The Sisters Brothers (2018) Hermann Kermit Warm, Charli XCX: Boys (2017) Boy, Girls (2017) Paul-Louis, Swet Shop Boys: Aaja ft. Ali Sethi (2017) Riz MC, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Bodhi Rook, T5: Swet Shop Boys (2016) Riz MC, City of Tiny Lights (2016) Tommy Akhtar, Una (2016) Scott, The Night Of (2016)...

Birth information

1 December 1982 Wembley, London, England, UK

How tall is Riz Ahmed?

1.73 m

Life Story of Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known by his stage name Riz MC and birth name Rizwan Ahmed, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won one Emmy Award, out of two Emmy nominations, and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and three British Independent Film Awards.

What movies did Riz Ahmed play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Mughal Mowgli ,
Directors Filmography
Daytimer (2014) ,
Actors Filmography
Hamlet Hamlet, Mughal Mowgli , Sound of Metal (2019) Ruben, The OA (2019) Elias Rahim / Rahim, Venom (2018) Carlton Drake / Riot, The Sisters Brothers (2018) Hermann Kermit Warm, Charli XCX: Boys (2017) Boy, Girls (2017) Paul-Louis, Swet Shop Boys: Aaja ft. Ali Sethi (2017) Riz MC, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Bodhi Rook, T5: Swet Shop Boys (2016) Riz MC, City of Tiny Lights (2016) Tommy Akhtar, Una (2016) Scott, The Night Of (2016)...

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Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal (2019)

Graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and later enrolled into London's Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed in Venom (2018)

Also known by his hip-hop alias Riz MC. He released his first hip-hop single in 2006, Post 9/11 Blues: a controversial satire that was temporarily banned from British airplay. It caught the attention of notorious satirist Christopher Morris, who cast him in his Bafta-winning movie Four Lions (2010).

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Riz Ahmed, Jenny Slate, and Sope Aluko in Venom (2018)

Inspired equally by jungle and hip-hop, Ahmed first got involved with music directly in his mid-teens, cutting his teeth on pirate radio and in battle-rap competitions, of which he won many. He was selected as a BBC Introducing artist in 2007, playing the Glastonbury Festival and the BBC Electric Proms.

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Riz Ahmed in Venom (2018)

Since graduating from Oxford in 2004, he has worked consistently in theatre, film and television, starring in award-winning dramas The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Shifty (2008) and Four Lions (2010).

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Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed in Venom (2018)

Was nominated for the 2012 Shooting Stars Award, which is held every year at the Berlin Film Festival. The award is given to Europe's leading young stars. Previous winners include Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Kelly Macdonald and Carey Mulligan.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed in The Sisters Brothers (2018)

He is of Pakistani descent.

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Riz Ahmed in Four Lions (2010)

Auditioned for Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

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Craig Parkinson and Riz Ahmed in Four Lions (2010)

Beat out Ray Corasani for the role of 'Changez' in the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012).

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Kayvan Novak and Riz Ahmed in Four Lions (2010)

Whenever he has to drop his natural English accent for a role, he speaks to everyone on and off set without it until everything is wrapped up.

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Riz Ahmed in Girls (2012)

Favorite TV series growing up in the UK was The A-Team (1983).

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Riz Ahmed and Lena Dunham in Girls (2012)

His Emmy Award-winning role in The Night Of (2016) required him to both lose and bulk up in weight.

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Riz Ahmed and Lena Dunham in Girls (2012)

In September 2017, he became the first male actor of South Asian origin to win an Emmy, for his role in The Night Of (2016).

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Riz Ahmed and Lena Dunham in Girls (2012)

Riz Ahmed is also a rapper under the name Riz MC. He won several rap battles in 2005, including at Hit & Run night in Oxford, the Jump-Off, Battlescars, and DJ Nihal's "Bombay Bronx.".

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Riz Ahmed in Rage (2009)

Ahmed has been in two movies with Jake Gyllenhaal: director Dan Gilroy's crime thriller Nightcrawler (2014) (2014) and director Jacques Audiard's adventure comedy The Sisters Brothers (2018).

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Riz Ahmed in Four Lions (2010)

One might also recognize Riz from his role as Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or Aaron Kalloor in Jason Bourne (2016).

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Riz Ahmed in Star Wars: Rogue One (2016)

His work on HBO's The Night Of (2016) led to him becoming the first actor of South Asian descent to win an Emmy.

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Brit Marling and Riz Ahmed in The OA (2016)

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Riz Ahmed in Star Wars: Rogue One (2016)

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Riz Ahmed in Star Wars: Rogue One (2016)

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed in Nightcrawler - Jede Nacht hat ihren Preis (2014)

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed in Nightcrawler - Jede Nacht hat ihren Preis (2014)

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed in Nightcrawler - Jede Nacht hat ihren Preis (2014)

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Riz Ahmed in The Night Of: Die Wahrheit einer Nacht (2016)

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John Turturro and Riz Ahmed in The Night Of: Die Wahrheit einer Nacht (2016)

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Riz Ahmed in The Night Of: Die Wahrheit einer Nacht (2016)

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Riz Ahmed in The Night Of: Die Wahrheit einer Nacht (2016)

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Michael Kenneth Williams and Riz Ahmed in The Night Of: Die Wahrheit einer Nacht (2016)

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John Turturro and Riz Ahmed in The Night Of: Die Wahrheit einer Nacht (2016)

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Michael Kenneth Williams and Riz Ahmed in The Night Of: Die Wahrheit einer Nacht (2016)

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