Haaz Sleiman

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  • Birth Name: Hussein Ali Al Hajj Sleiman
  • Birth Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Emigrated from the United Arab Emirates to Lebanon at the age of 10.
  • Moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting after graduating from college in Michigan. 
  • Made his professional acting debut in an off-Broadway production of The Joys of Lipstick in 2003.
  • Performed in the one-man show A Portrait of a Young Arab As an American at Highways Performance Space and Gallery in Santa Monica, California.
  • In 2012, performed the role of Youssif in the critically-acclaimed stage production Food and Fadwa at New York Theatre Workshop.
  • Starred in the titular role of the Public Theater's production of Venice in 2013.
  • Is a cultural ambassador for the Levantine Cultural Center.

Awards

  • 2009, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee

College

  • Attended Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon; Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States (BS in Computer Science)

Details

  • Birth Name: Hussein Ali Al Hajj Sleiman
  • Birth Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Profession: Actor

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