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Souleymane Sy Savane


Born in Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, Souléymane Sy Savané worked as a flight attendant for Air Afrique before moving to New York in 2000. In 2006 he begins studying acting, and in 2007 he is cast as 'Solo' in Ramin Bahrani's critically acclaimed 'Goodbye Solo,' for which he is nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and a ... See full bio »

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Known For

Goodbye Solo
(2008)
Keep the Lights On
(2012)
Good Time
Good Time African Cab Driver
(2017)

Filmography

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  Jonathan (post-production)
Sembene
 2017 Good Time
African Cab Driver (as Souleyman Sy Savane)
 2017 Master of None (TV Series)
Jameson
- New York, I Love You (2017) ... Jameson
 2017 The Price
Akin Ogunde
 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)
 2016/II Barry
Fred
 2016/III The Healer (Short)
Jacob
 2016/III Displaced (Short)
Professor Fadiga
 2015 Forever (TV Series)
Obi
- Dead Men Tell Long Tales (2015) ... Obi
 2012 Keep the Lights On
Alassane (as Souléymane Sy Savané)
 2012/II Papa (Short)
Papa
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher
Deng
 2010 Damages (TV Series)
Ibrahim Nwosu
- The Dog Is Happier Without Her (2010) ... Ibrahim Nwosu
- Your Secrets Are Safe (2010) ... Ibrahim Nwosu (uncredited)
 2010 Honeysuckle
Benny
 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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