Biography

Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known as Riz MC, is a British actor and rapper. As an actor, he was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Four Lions, Trishna, and Ill Manors, before his breakout role in Nightcrawler. Since then, he has appeared in the films Una, Jason Bourne, and the first Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One. He also starred in the HBO miniseries The Night Of as Nasir Khan; the show and his performance were critically lauded, earning him Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed (born 1 December 1982), also known as Riz MC, is a British actor and rapper. As an actor, he was initially known for his work in independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Four Lions, Trishna, and Ill Manors, before his breakout role in Nightcrawler. Since then, he has appeared in the films Una, Jason Bourne, and the first Star Wars Anthology film, Rogue One. He also starred in the HBO miniseries The Night Of as Nasir Khan; the show and his performance were critically lauded, earning him Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1982-12-01

Place of Birth Wembley, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Riz MC
  • 리즈 아메드
  • Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed
  • Ριζ Άχμεντ

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Sound of Metal as Ruben
2018 Venom as Carlton Drake / Riot
2018 The Sisters Brothers as Hermann Kermit Warm
2017 The Stories: The Making of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' as Himself
2017 Una as Scott
2016 The OA (5 episodes) as Elias Rahim
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as Bodhi Rook
2016 City of Tiny Lights as Tommy Akhtar
2016 Jason Bourne as Aaron Kalloor
2016 The Night Of (8 episodes) as Nasir Khan
2014 Nightcrawler as Rick
2013 Out of Darkness as Male
2013 Closed Circuit as Nazrul Sharma
2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist as Changez
2012 Ill Manors as Aaron
2011 Black Gold as Ali
2011 Trishna as Jay
2010 Four Lions as Omar
2010 Centurion as Tarak
2009 Rage as Vijay
2009 Freefall as Gary
2009 Shifty as Shifty
2008 Dead Set (5 episodes) as Riq
2008 Baghdad Express as Talal
2008 Wired (3 episodes) as Manesh Kunzru
2007 Britz as Sohail Wahid
2006 The Path to 9/11 (2 episodes) as Yosri
2006 Banglatown Banquet as Razual
2006 The Road to Guantanamo as Shafiq

Production

2019 Sound of Metal Executive Producer

Writing

2014 Daytimer Writer

Directing

2014 Daytimer Director

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