Riz Ahmed

  • Birth Name: Rizwan Ahmed
  • Birth Place: Wembley, London, England
  • Profession: Actor, Rapper
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  • Set up his own club called Hit & Run while studying at Oxford.
  • Has a hip hop career under the name Riz MC.
  • Was chosen as a BBC Introducing artist and got to perform at various festivals.
  • Signed to the independent label Tru Thoughts in 2011.


  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Winner


  • University of Oxford, Christ Church, Oxford, England; attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England

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