Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed

Date of Birth

Birthday: December 1
Birthplace: Wembley, London, England

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

2 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Riz Ahmed, as Paul-Louis
  • Girls
  • "All I Ever Wanted"
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - 2017
  • Winner
  • Riz Ahmed, as Nasir "Naz" Khan
  • The Night Of
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with BBC, Bad Wolf Productions and Film Rites
Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed present an award on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmys.
Riz Ahmed accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmys
Riz Ahmed accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed present an award on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmys.
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Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed present an award on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmys. 

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Riz Ahmed accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmys
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Riz Ahmed accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmys. 

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Riz Ahmed accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Riz Ahmed accepts his award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Issa Rae and Riz Ahmed on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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