Riz Ahmed | Family Pics, Age, Biography, Education, Height, Weight, Wedding, Wife, Wiki, Scandal & More
Born: December 1, 1982 (age 34), Wembley, United Kingdom
Height: 1.72 m
Education: Christ Church, Oxford (2004), MORE
Music groups: Swet Shop Boys, Sona Family
Riz MC, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper and activist. As an actor, he won an 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. He was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Shifty (2008), Four Lions (2010), Trishna (2011), Ill Manors (2012), and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013), before his break-out role in Nightcrawler (2014). In 2016, he starred in Una, Jason Bourne, and as Bodhi Rook in 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. At the 2017 Emmy Awards, he received two nominations, for his performance in The Night Of and his guest spot in Girls; he won the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for The Night Of, becoming the first Asian and first Muslim to win in the category, the first South Asian male to win an acting Emmy, and the first Muslim and first South Asian to win a lead acting Emmy.
As a rapper, he is a member of the Swet Shop Boys, earned critical acclaim with the hip-hop albums Microscope and Cashmere, and earned commercial success featuring in the Billboard 200 chart topping Hamilton Mixtape, with his song “Immigrants (We Get The Job Done)” winning an MTV Video Music Award. As an activist, he is known for his political rap music, has been involved in raising awareness and funds for Rohingya and Syrian refugee children, and has advocated representation at the House of Commons. In 2017, he was included on the front cover of the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world
Best known as Bodhi Rook in the 2016 Star Wars anthology film Rogue One. His other film credits include Four Lions, Nightcrawler and Jason Bourne. He also starred as Nasir Khan on the hit HBO miniseries The Night Of.
After earning a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics from Christ Church College, University of Oxford, he trained at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama.
Also a rapper, he released his first hip-hop album, MICroscope, in 2011. He also formed the hip-hop group Swet Shop Boys with Heems of Das Racist.
He grew up in London, England, in a Pakistani Muslim family. He has an older brother named Kamran who’s a psychiatrist.
He made his screen debut in director Michael Winterbottom’s 2006 film The Road to Guantanamo.
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