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Omar Sy

Birth Name:
Birth Place:
Trappes, Yvelines, France

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in a housing project outside of Paris, France
  • Started his career doing skits on a local radio station with comedic partner Fred Testot
  • Nominated for Best Kiss and Best Supporting Actor at the NRJ Cine Awards and Raimu de la Comedie awards respectively in 2006
  • Released the song Bleu, Blanc, Rouge with Fred Testot in 2010
  • Became the first black actor to win the Cesar Award for Best Actor, 2012


  • 2017César Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2017Prix Lumières-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2012European Film Awards-European Actor: nominated


  • Hélène--Wife