Award-winning actor Walid Amini resides in Hollywood California. He won is his first acting award on May of 2012 at the Monaco Film Festival in the category of the Lead Male Best Breakthrough Performance for a leading role in "The Black Tulip." He followed that by taking on the challenging role of an untouchable Dalit from the slums of India where he received critical acclaim for his convincing portrayal of a father who loses his daughter in the underground human trafficking in the film "Not Today." His desire to portray his role authentically led him to losing about 30 pounds and learning a new language for this role. Both films are based on true events. He has since continued to work on many other films receiving equally great reviews. Though he is a leading man on film, Walid Amini has managed to mold himself into any role skillfully and convincingly as can be seen by his very diverse body of work. Walid Amini's TV credits as a recurring guest star include working with some of the top names in Television today including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh (Veep); Claire Danes, Damien Lewis, F. Murray Abraham, & Mandy Patinkin (Homeland); Mark Harmon (NCIS); Tim Roth (Lie to Me) just to name a few. There's much more to Walid Amini then meets the eye. Though his ethnically ambiguous exotic good looks put him in a Leading Man category with the talent to back it up, he has also managed to obtain an engineering degree from one of the top 25 engineering schools in the country where he was offered to work for the government in the military intelligence unit upon graduation; Walid accepted this life style for a short period of time. Following his heart and pursuing arts instead has also allowed him to take time in between projects to be involved with another passion of his, giving back to the community and helping people, especially kids from around the world through a non-profit humanitarian organization called Children of War Foundation where he serves as the Goodwill Ambassador. Walid is also very athletic, he's a proficient boxer at the world famous boxing gym in Hollywood (The Wildcard); a surfer and a martial artists with many years of training in Tae Known Do. Considering himself a children of the world as he puts it, Walid has managed to become fluent in three different languages and working on the fourth. Last but not definitely not least, Walid is very passionate about playing classical music on his piano, his favorite composer is Chopin. Walid Amini gives much of his credit in succeeding in Hollywood to his dear friend, coach and mentor Howard Fine. He has been a member of The Howard Fine studio since 2007 where his style is mostly influenced by studying Stanislavski's work, along with Uta Hagens and mainly by his mentor's teachings, Howard Fine.