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Souleymane Sy Savane


Souléymane Sy Savané grew up in the Ivory Coast with a father who would tell stories and embody the characters so vividly that you would recognize them on the spot. And if you didn't recognize them, they were so believable that you knew they existed. Naturally, it was the way he started telling stories. His acting career began 10 years after he ... See full bio »

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Known For

Goodbye Solo
(2008)
Keep the Lights On
(2012)
The Healer
The Healer Jacob
(2016)

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 2017 Good Time (post-production)
Uber Driver
  Jonathan (post-production)
Sembene
 2017 Dara Ju
Akin Ogunde
 2016/II Barry
Fred
 2012 Keep the Lights On
Alassane (as Souléymane Sy Savané)
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher
Deng
 2010 Honeysuckle
Benny
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 2017 Master of None (TV Series)
Jameson
- Background (2017) ... Jameson
 2017 The Detour (TV Series)
African Man
- The Court (2017) ... African Man (uncredited)
- The City (2017) ... African Man
 2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Agent Antoine De Sevres
- The Dissent Memo (2016) ... Agent Antoine De Sevres (as Souléymane Sy Savané)
 2015 Forever (TV Series)
Obi
- Dead Men Tell Long Tales (2015) ... Obi
 2010 Damages (TV Series)
Ibrahim Nwosu
- The Dog Is Happier Without Her (2010) ... Ibrahim Nwosu
- Your Secrets Are Safe (2010) ... Ibrahim Nwosu (uncredited)
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 2016/III The Healer (Short)
Jacob
 2016/III Displaced (Short)
Professor Fadiga
 2012/II Papa (Short)
Papa
 2007 The Day of My Wedding (Short)
Tim
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 2012/II Papa (Short) (producer)
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 2010 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
Solo
- Goodbye Solo (2010) ... Solo
 2010 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special)
Himself

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Speaks five languages: English, French, Spanish, Mandingo & Wolof.

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