Riz Ahmed


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Riz Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known by his stage name Riz MC and birth name Rizwan Ahmed, is a British Pakistani actor, rapper, and activist. As an actor, he has won one 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. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 39 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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Sound of Metal Ruben Stone
(2019)
(2014)
Four Lions Omar
(2010)

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  Hamlet (pre-production)
Hamlet
 2021/III Encounter
Malik Khan
 2020/I The Long Goodbye (Short)
Riz
 2020 Assassin's Creed: Gold (Video)
Omar Khaled (voice)
 2020 Mogul Mowgli
Zed
 2019 Sound of Metal
Ruben Stone
 2016-2019 The OA (TV Series)
Elias Rahim / Rahim
- Mirror Mirror (2019) ... Rahim
- Invisible Self (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Empire of Light (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Paradise (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Away (2016) ... Elias Rahim
 2019 Weathering with You
Detective Takai (English version, voice)
 2018 Venom
Carlton Drake / Riot
 2018 The Sisters Brothers
Hermann Kermit Warm
 2017 Charli XCX: Boys (Video short)
Boy
 2017 The Hamilton Mixtape: Immigrants, We Get the Job Done (Video short)
Riz MC (as Riz MC)
 2017 Girls (TV Series)
Paul-Louis
- The Bounce (2017) ... Paul-Louis
- All I Ever Wanted (2017) ... Paul-Louis
 2017 Swet Shop Boys ft. Ali Sethi: Aaja (Video short)
Riz MC
 2016 Swet Shop Boys: Zayn Malik (Video short)
Riz MC
 2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Bodhi Rook
 2016 T5: Swet Shop Boys (Video short)
Riz MC
 2016 City of Tiny Lights
Tommy Akhtar
 2016 Una
Scott
 2016 The Night Of (TV Mini Series)
Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Call of the Wild (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- Ordinary Death (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- Samson and Delilah (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Season of the Witch (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
- The Art of War (2016) ... Nasir 'Naz' Khan
 2016 Riz MC Feat. Ed Thomas: Englistan (Video short)
Riz MC (uncredited)
 2016/I Jason Bourne
Aaron Kalloor
 2015 Riz MC: I ain't being racist but... (Video short)
'Merry England' spoken-word artist (as Riz MC)
 2014 Nightcrawler
Rick
 2014 Swet Shop Boys: Benny Lava (Video short)
Riz MC
 2013/I Out of Darkness (Short)
Male
 2013 Closed Circuit
Nazrul Sharma
 2012 Riz MC: Dark Hearts (Video short)
Agent R12MC (uncredited)
 2012 Ill Manors
Aaron
 2012 Riz MC: All in the Ghetto (Video short)
Riz MC (voice, as Riz MC)
 2012 Riz MC ft. Aruba Red & Plan B: All of You (Video short)
Broken-Up Boyfriend (uncredited)
 2011 The Fades (TV Mini Series)
Neil
- Pilot (2011) ... Neil
 2011/II Day of the Falcon
Ali
 2011 Trishna
Jay
 2010 Riz MC: Get on It (Video short)
Riz MC (uncredited)
 2010 Riz MC: Hundreds + Thousands (Video short)
Riz MC (as Riz MC)
 2010 Losers Feat. Riz MC & Envy: Flush (Video short)
Riz MC (voice, as Riz MC)
 2010 Centurion
Tarak
 2010 Four Lions
Omar
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
Joseph
- The Three Kings (2009) ... Joseph
 2009 Riz MC: Radar 'MICroscope' live show version (Video short)
Riz MC (voice, as Riz MC)
 2009 Riz MC: Sour Times (Video short)
Riz MC (uncredited)
 2009 Freefall (TV Movie)
Gary
 2009/I Rage
Vijay
 2008 Riz MC: Radar (Video short)
Riz MC (as Riz MC)
 2008 Dead Set (TV Mini Series)
Riq Rahman / Riq
- A Way Out (2008) ... Riq Rahman
- Running (2008) ... Riq Rahman (uncredited)
- Live Feed (2008) ... Riq Rahman (uncredited)
- Outbreak (2008) ... Riq (uncredited)
 2008 Baghdad Express (Short)
Talal
 2008 Wired (TV Mini Series)
Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Manesh Kunzru
 2008 Shifty
Shifty
 2008 Riz MC: People Like People (Video short)
Riz MC (as Riz MC)
 2007 Britz (TV Movie)
Sohail Wahid
 2006 Berry's Way (TV Movie)
Amir
 2006 The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini Series)
Yosri
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Yosri
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Yosri
 2006 Riz MC: Post 9/11 Blues (Video short)
Riz MC (as Riz MC)
 2006 Banglatown Banquet (TV Movie)
Razual
 2006 The Road to Guantanamo
Shafiq
 2005 Got Soul (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Riz MC

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)


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What's interesting about the UK is that it celebrates an alternative voice. It's up for telling new stories. Within that fresh range of stories, there are quite a lot of interesting roles out there for young actors... if you seize every opportunity to do the best you can then, just like any freelance profession, word can spread and you might get wider opportunities. See more »

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In September 2017, he became the first male actor of South Asian origin to win an Emmy, for his role in The Night Of (2016). See more »

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Riz MC

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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