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Kumail Nanjiani


Kumail Nanjiani was born on February 21, 1978 in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an actor and producer, known for The Big Sick (2017), Silicon Valley (2014) and Central Intelligence (2016). He has been married to Emily V. Gordon since July 14, 2007. See full bio »

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Known For

The Big Sick
The Big Sick Kumail
(2017)
Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Dinesh Chugtai
(2014-2017)
Central Intelligence
Central Intelligence Jared the Airport Security Guard
(2016)
Life as We Know It
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Video Game)
The Agonizer / Nemesis Orcs (voice)
 2017 The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Jay (voice)
 2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda (Video Game)
Jarun Tann (voice)
 2017 Fist Fight
Mehar
 2011-2017 Portlandia (TV Series)
SoCal Waiter / The President / Max Pcx Employee / ...
- Portland Secedes (2017) ... The President
- Going Gray (2016) ... Max Pcx Employee
- Fashion (2015)
- Spyke Drives (2014)
- Celery (2014) ... Human Bandwidth Manager
 2016 The Late Bloomer
Rich
 2016 Brother Nature
Riggleman
 2016 Flock of Dudes
Ro
 2016 Central Intelligence
Jared the Airport Security Guard
 2014-2016 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Skip Marooch / Skip
- Glued, Where's My Bob? (2016) ... Skip Marooch (voice)
- Best Burger (2014) ... Skip (voice)
 2015-2016 The Grinder (TV Series)
Leonard / Prosecutor Leonard
- Full Circle (2016) ... Leonard
- Pilot (2015) ... Prosecutor Leonard
 2016 Animals. (TV Series)
Rusty
- Dogs (2016) ... Rusty (voice)
 2012-2016 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Prismo / The Maid
- Crossover (2016) ... Prismo / The Maid (voice)
- You Forgot Your Floaties (2015) ... Prismo (voice)
- Hoots (2015) ... Prismo (voice)
- Is That You? (2014) ... Prismo (voice)
- Wake Up (2014) ... Prismo (voice)
 2015 Goosebumps
Foreman (uncredited)
 2015 Hell and Back
Dave the Demon (voice)
 2015 Aqua Teen Hunger Force (TV Series)
Frylock's bees
- Sweet C (2015) ... Frylock's bees (voice)
 2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Cuteling Mayor
- The Ripple Effect (2015) ... Cuteling Mayor (voice)
 2015 Major Lazer (TV Series)
Thor
- I, Killscreen (2015) ... Thor (voice)
 2015 Scheer-RL (TV Mini-Series)
Mariah Carey
- Mariah Carey (2015) ... Mariah Carey
 2015 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Juror #11
- 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer (2015) ... Juror #11
 2015/I Loaded
Reza
 2015 Kroll Show (TV Series)
 2015 Addicted to Fresno
Damon
 2015 Archer (TV Series)
Farooq Ashkani
- Sitting (2015) ... Farooq Ashkani (voice)
 2015 Broad City (TV Series)
Benny Calitri
- In Heat (2015) ... Benny Calitri
 2014 Key and Peele (TV Series)
College Kid #1
- Scariest Movie Ever (2014) ... College Kid #1
 2014 Garfunkel and Oates (TV Series)
Jordan
- Hair Swap (2014) ... Jordan
 2014 Sex Tape
Punit
 2014 Gabe & Max Need Help (TV Series)
Relationship counselor
 2014 TripTank (TV Series)
Dick Genie
- Roy & Ben's Day Off (2014) ... Dick Genie (voice)
- Candy Van Finger Bang (2014) ... Dick Genie (voice)
- Game Over (2014) ... Dick Genie (voice)
- Crossing the Line (2014) ... Dick Genie (voice)
 2014 The Pete Holmes Show (TV Series)
Dhalsim
- Erin Hamlin and Kate Hansen (2014) ... Dhalsim
 2014 The Last of the Great Romantics
George the Counter Guy
 2014 Math Bites (TV Series)
Showoff Guy
- Math Heads: Do Math in Your Head (2014) ... Showoff Guy
 2013 Timms Valley (TV Series)
Arjit Pondicherry
 2013 The Walking Dead: The Game - Season 2 (Video Game)
Reggie (voice)
 2013 The Arrangement (TV Movie)
Alfred Dalton
 2013 Ghost Ghirls (TV Series)
Mr. Mattoo
- I Believe in Mira-ghouls (2013) ... Mr. Mattoo
 2013 Drunk History (TV Series)
Lakota Chief
- Nashville (2013) ... Lakota Chief
 2013 Veep (TV Series)
Statistician
- Midterms (2013) ... Statistician
 2013 Actress (TV Series short)
Kumail
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Kumail
 2013 Bad Milo
Bobbi
 2013 Hell Baby
Cable Guy
 2013 The Kings of Summer
Delivery Guy
 2013 Burning Love (TV Series)
Zakir
- Burn Baby Burn (2013) ... Zakir
- Dancing! (2013) ... Zakir
- Poetry Contest (2013) ... Zakir
 2012 The Five-Year Engagement
Pakistani Chef
 2011 CollegeHumor Originals (TV Series)
Vendor
- Batman Chooses His Voice (2011) ... Vendor
 2011 Googy (TV Series)
Dwane / Dwayne
- Episode #1.6 (2011) ... Dwayne
- Root Beer Race (2011) ... Dwane
- Halloween (2011) ... Dwane
- Pilot (2011) ... Dwane
 2011 Traffic Light (TV Series)
Paul
- Where the Heart Is (2011) ... Paul
 2010 Ugly Americans (TV Series)
Neilando Patel
- Treegasm (2010) ... Neilando Patel (voice)
 2009 Michael & Michael Have Issues (TV Series)
Kumail
- Frogbox (2009) ... Kumail
- Sh... Bag House (2009) ... Kumail
- College (2009) ... Kumail
- Matchmakers (2009) ... Kumail
 2009 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Omar / Homer / Secret Prisoner
- Philippe Petit (2009) ... Omar / Homer
- Ed Young (2009) ... Secret Prisoner
 2008 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Indian Reporter
- James Franco/Kings of Leon (2008) ... Indian Reporter (uncredited)
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Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

When generally people make race-based jokes to me - even if they're not technically racist, they're sort of based on me being Pakistani or whatever - on Twitter, you know, I block a lot of people who say something weird about my name or something. It does bug me generally, but it is all about context. See more »

Trivia:

He moved to the U.S. when he was 18, attending and graduating from Grinnell College in Iowa. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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