Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed

Highest Rated: 98% Flee (2021)

Lowest Rated: 11% Black Gold (2011)

Birthday: Dec 1, 1982

Birthplace: London, England, UK

British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed is political, passionate and undeniably talented. The native Londoner first roamed the posh halls of Oxford as a student of philosophy and politics before training at the University of London's Central School of Speech and Drama. Under the alias Riz MC, he released the satirical rap single "Post 9/11 Blues" in 2006, the same year he made his film debut as Guantanamo Bay detainee Shafiq Rasul in "The Road to Guantanamo." Keenly aware of his Pakistani heritage, Ahmed nevertheless sought out a diverse array of roles. He played the title drug dealer in "Shifty" (2008); a wanna-be suicide bomber in the terrorist satire "Four Lions" (2010); and a complex, controlling hotelier in "Trishna" (2011). But Ahmed wasn't content confining his creativity to just the screen. He parlayed "Post 9/11 Blues" into a successful career as Riz MC, which saw him honored as a BBC Introducing artist four years before the release of his 2011 album, MICroscope. His portrayal of a tough council estate drug dealer in "Ill Manors" (2012) capped off a string of roles that found the intelligent, articulate actor bring his explosive talent to new heights.

Highest rated movies

Sound of Metal
Shifty
Nightcrawler Mogul Mowgli The Sisters Brothers
The Road to Guantanamo
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Four Lions

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
56% 50% Encounter Malik Kahn (Character) - 2021
98% 91% Flee Executive Producer $338.2K 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flee - English Version Executive Producer - 2021
93% 78% Mogul Mowgli Zed (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
$52.1K 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Goodbye Riz (Character) - 2020
97% 90% Sound of Metal Ruben (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weathering With You Takai (Voice) - 2019
87% 68% The Sisters Brothers Hermann Kermit Warm (Character) $3.1M 2018
30% 80% Venom Carlton Drake/Riot (Character) $213.5M 2018
76% 50% Una Scott (Character) - 2016
59% 39% City of Tiny Lights Tommy Akhtar (Character) - 2016
84% 86% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Bodhi Rook (Character) $532.2M 2016
54% 55% Jason Bourne Aaron Kalloor (Character) $162.2M 2016
95% 86% Nightcrawler Rick (Character) $32.4M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Darkness Unknown (Character) - 2013
43% 31% Closed Circuit Nazrul Sharma (Character) $5.7M 2013
77% 71% Ill Manors Aaron (Character) - 2012
57% 61% The Reluctant Fundamentalist Changez (Character) $519.5K 2012
11% 52% Black Gold Ali (Character) - 2011
63% 52% Trishna Jay (Character) $240.4K 2011
61% 43% Centurion Tarak (Character) $122.3K 2010
No Score Yet 71% Freefall Gary (Character) - 2009
83% 80% Four Lions Omar (Character) $304.1K 2009
38% 40% Rage Vijay (Character) - 2009
96% 67% Shifty Shifty (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 92% Britz Sohail Wahid (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banglatown Banquet Razual (Character) - 2006
86% 83% The Road to Guantanamo Shafiq (Character) $316.7K 2006

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the CANVAS Guest 2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016-2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017 2021
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2021
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016-2017 2021
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2018 2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 25% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
89% 75% Girls Paul-Louis (Guest Star) 2017
94% 93% The Night Of Nasir "Naz" Khan (Character) 2016
92% 81% Dead Set Riq (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wired Manesh Kunzru (Character) 2008