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Riz Ahmed

  • Birthplace: Wembley, London, England
  • Birthday: December 01

Riz Ahmed is a British Pakistani actor, rapper and activist. As an actor, he was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Shifty (2008), Four Lions (2010), Trishna (2011) and Ill Manors (2012), before his breakout role in Nightcrawler (2014), alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. In 2016, he starred in the films Una, Jason Bourne, and the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One.

Riz Ahmed is a British Pakistani actor, rapper and activist. As an actor, he was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Shifty (2008), Four Lions (2010), Trishna (2011) and Ill Manors (2012), before his breakout role in Nightcrawler (2014), alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. In 2016, he starred in the films Una, Jason Bourne, and the first Star Wars anthology film, Rogue One. That year, he also starred in the HBO miniseries The Night Of as Nasir Khan; the show and his performance were critically lauded, earning him Golden Globe and SAG nominations. In 2017, he received two Emmy nominations, for his performance in The Night Of (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie) and for his guest spot in the final season of Girls (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series).

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

0 Wins2 Nominations

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Riz Ahmed, as Paul-Louis
  • Girls
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Riz Ahmed, as Nasir "Naz" Khan
  • The Night Of
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with BBC, Bad Wolf Productions and Film Rites