Haaz Sleiman

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Haaz Sleiman
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Native name هاز سليمان
Born Haaz Sleiman
Beirut, Lebanon
Residence Los Angeles, California
Citizenship Lebanon
United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2004–Present
Awards

Haaz Sleiman is an Lebanese-American actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Haaz Sleiman was born and raised in Lebanon. He moved to the United States when he was twenty-one years old, and he developed a love for acting in film, television and theater.[2]

Career[edit]

Co-starred as undocumented Syrian immigrant Tarek in the critically acclaimed 2008 independent film The Visitor, a drama nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Oscar, directed by Thomas McCarthy.[1][3] Sleiman also had small roles in the 2006 film American Dreamz and the 2007 film AmericanEast.[3][4]

In 2006 Sleiman portrayed an American soldier in Iraq on the NBC series ER, and that same year had a recurring role as an Arab billionaire in the CBS series "Company Town".[3][4] He portrayed the terrorist suspect Heydar in three 2007 episodes of the FOX series 24,[4] and appeared on both NCIS and Veronica Mars in 2007.[3]

Sleiman played gay nurse Mohammed "Mo-Mo" De La Cruz in the first season of the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie, which premiered in June 2009.[3][5][6][7][8]

In 2011, Sleiman played the role of Omar, a Palestinian activist, in the Channel 4 mini-series The Promise.

Haaz also played the role of Kasim Tariq in the CW Network TV show Nikita, appearing in two episodes.

Awards[edit]

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards - 2nd Place - Best Ensemble Cast (The Visitor)

Nominations[edit]

Independent Spirit Awards - Best Supporting Actor (The Visitor)
Gotham Awards - Best Ensemble Cast (The Visitor)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Ski Trip Tyson
2006 Company Town Abby Faisal TV movie
Fourth Estate Short video
American Dreamz Mujeheddin Captain
ER Hodgkins Episode "The Gallant Hero and The Tragic Victor"
2007 24 Heydar 3 episodes (season 6)
NCIS Abdul Wahid Episode "Grace Period"
Veronica Mars Nasir Ben-Hafald Episode "Un-American Graffiti"
Futbaal: The Price of Dreams Ace
Assassin's Creed Malik al-Sayf (voice)
AmericanEast Slick Ali, the angry customer
The Visitor Tarek Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association for Best Breakthrough Performance - Male
Nominated - Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
Nominated - Gotham Awards for Best Ensemble Cast
2009 Nurse Jackie Mohammed 'Mo-Mo' De La Cruz 12 episodes (main cast season 1)
2010-2011 The Promise Omar Habash Part 1, 2, 3, 4
Nikita Kasim Tariq Episodes "One Way" and "Covenant"
2011 Meet Jane Agent Joseph Omari TV movie
CSI: Miami Marcel Largos Episode "Mayday"
Dorfman In Love Cookie
Assassin's Creed: Revelations Suleiman I (voice)
Ricochet RobertSavich TV movie
2012 Highland Park Ali Rasheed
Covert Affairs Khalid Ansari 5 episodes (Season 3)
2013 Blue Bloods Teri Damiri Episode: "Drawing Dead"
The Good Wife Zayeed Shaheed Episode: "Whack-a-Mole"
Highland Park Ali Rasheed
2012-present Covert Affairs Khalid Ansari 4 episodes
2014 Person of Interest Omar Risha Episode: "Allegiance"
2015 Those People Tim Post-Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Durling, Roger (May 1, 2008). "A Chat with Haaz Sleiman, Star of Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor". Santa Barbara Independent. Independent.com. Retrieved February 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b c d e "Nurse Jackie Actor Bios: Haaz Sleiman". Sho.com. Retrieved June 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c "American East (2007) Cast Biographies: Haaz Sleiman". AmericanEastMovie.com (Internet Archive). Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Nurse Jackie: Official Site". Sho.com. Retrieved March 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ Starr, Michael (June 30, 2008). "Nurse Edie: First Look at Sopranos Star's Dark, New Hospital Comedy". New York Post. NYPost.com. Retrieved March 8, 2009. 
  7. ^ Juergens, Brian (December 23, 2008). "Meet the gays of The United States of Tara and Nurse Jackie". AfterElton.com. Retrieved March 8, 2009. 
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael (December 22, 2009). "Exclusive: 'Nurse Jackie' Drops Mo-Mo!". 

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