Riz Ahmed


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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. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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(2014)
Four Lions Omar
(2010)
Venom Carlton Drake / Riot
(2018)

Filmography

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  Hamlet (pre-production)
Hamlet
 2016-2019 The OA (TV Series)
Elias Rahim / Rahim
- Mirror Mirror (2019) ... Rahim
- Invisible Self (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Empire of Light (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Paradise (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Away (2016) ... Elias Rahim
 2018 Venom
Carlton Drake / Riot
 2018 The Sisters Brothers
Hermann Kermit Warm
 2017 Charli XCX: Boys (Video short)
Boy
 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 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bodhi Rook
 2016 T5: Swet Shop Boys (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 The Fades (TV Mini-Series)
Neil
- Pilot (2011) ... Neil
 2011/II Day of the Falcon
Ali
 2011 Trishna
Jay
 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 (uncredited)
 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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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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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). See more »

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