STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 7 this week

Riz Ahmed


Riz Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known as 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 »

"Whiskey Cavalier" Star Lauren Cohan's 007 Pick

The star of "Whiskey Cavalier" divulges top-secret information about her favorite TV couple, and who should play James Bond.

Watch now

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 267 people
updated 8 months ago
 
a list of 205 people
updated 18 Sep 2017
 
a list of 23 images
updated 11 Sep 2017
 
a list of 14 images
updated 21 Apr 2017
 
a list of 60 images
updated 16 Jan 2017
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 people
created 2 weeks ago
 
a list of 36 people
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 33 people
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 36 people
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 47 images
created 29 Nov 2017
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Riz Ahmed's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rogue One Bodhi Rook
(2016)
(2014)
Four Lions Omar
(2010)
Venom Carlton Drake / Riot
(2018)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (38 credits)
  Hamlet (pre-production)
Hamlet
 2016-2019 The OA (TV Series)
Elias Rahim
- Mirror Mirror (2019) ... Elias Rahim
- Invisible Self (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Empire of Light (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Paradise (2016) ... Elias Rahim
- Away (2016) ... Elias Rahim
 2018 Venom
Carlton Drake / Riot
 2018 The Sisters Brothers
Hermann Kermit Warm
 2017 Charli XCX: Boys (Video short)
Boy
 2017 Girls (TV Series)
Paul-Louis
- The Bounce (2017) ... Paul-Louis
- All I Ever Wanted (2017) ... Paul-Louis
 2017 Swet Shop Boys: Aaja ft. Ali Sethi (Video short)
Riz MC
 2016 Rogue One
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 Jason Bourne
Aaron Kalloor
 2014 Nightcrawler
Rick
 2013/I Out of Darkness (Short)
Male
 2013 Closed Circuit
Nazrul Sharma
 2012 Ill Manors
Aaron
 2011 The Fades (TV Mini-Series)
Neil
- Pilot (2011) ... Neil
 2011/II Day of the Falcon
Ali
 2011 Trishna
Jay
 2010 Centurion
Tarak
 2010 Four Lions
Omar
 2009 10 Minute Tales (TV Series)
Joseph
- The Three Kings (2009) ... Joseph
 2009 Freefall (TV Movie)
Gary
 2009/I Rage
Vijay
 2008 Dead Set (TV Mini-Series)
Riq
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Riq
- Episode #1.1 (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
 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 Banglatown Banquet (TV Movie)
Razual
 2006 The Road to Guantanamo (Documentary)
Shafiq
 2005 Got Soul (Short)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (46 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

Instagram | MySpace | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Oxford University] is socially unrepresentative of the real world. The first person I met, I asked to borrow a phone charger. She looked at me, laughed in my face, and told me with no irony or malice that I looked just like Ali G. See more »

Trivia:

Merited a position in TIME magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People" (2017) with an homage contributed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed