Riz Ahmed

Rizwan Ahmed is a British actor and rapper. He has received several awards, including an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy Award with nominations for two Golden Globe Awards and two British Academy Film Awards. In 2017, he was named in the Time 100 listing of the most influential people in the world. After studying acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Ahmed began his acting career with independent films such as The Road to Guantanamo, Shifty, Four Lions, Trishna, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. He had his breakout role in Nightcrawler, which led to roles in the 2016 big-budget films Jason Bourne and Rogue One. For starring as a young man accused of murder in the HBO miniseries The Night Of, Ahmed won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series, becoming the first Muslim and South Asian male to win an acting Emmy. He received another Emmy nomination in the same year for his guest role in Girls.

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