Osamah Sami

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Osamah Sami
Born (1983-03-10) 10 March 1983 (age 31)
Qom, Iran

Osamah Sami (born on 10 March 1983 in Qom, Iran) is an Australian actor of Persian origin. He has appeared in numerous episodes of the Australian television programme Kick.


He was born in Iran to Iranian parents,[1] before moving to Australia, he was cast in several roles on stage in his childhood hometown of Qom.

After immigrating to Australia, he began working with a local theatre group and starred in many productions from then on. His performance in Trial of Saddam, where he played Saddam Hussein, was very successful amongst the Shiite community in Australia. The play was written by his father. In 2005 he was part of a theatre group that was prevented from entering the United States of America to perform the play.[2][3]

He has since gone on to work regularly in Film, Theatre and Television. He has been cast in several leading roles; one opposite Claudia Karvan, one of Australia's most reputable actresses, in the Tele-Movie "Saved", directed by Award-winning director Tony Ayres.[4] Another lead role in an upcoming Dee McLachlan feature, "Eliminated" is currently in post. His guest roles include TV shows including East West 101, Rush, Sea Patrol, City Homicide and a regular role in the TV series Kick. He's currently developing an 8 part Sitcom for SBS (Australian TV Network) titled "Baghdad to the Burbs" and a feature film for Matchbox Pictures titled "Ali's Wedding".

Filmography (Actor)[edit]


  • Pure (2013)
  • 10 Terrorists! (2012)
  • The Orchard (2011)
  • Housemates (2010)
  • Saved (2009)
  • 296 Smith Street (2008)
  • Where Are You From? (2008)
  • Shotgun! (2007)
  • Lucky Miles (2007)

TV Work[edit]


  • The Two Executioners (La Mamma Theatre)
  • Black Box 149 (La Mamma Theatre)
  • Baghdad Wedding (Belvoir St. Theatre Company)
  • Hombody/ Kabul (Theatre @ Risk)
  • Sinners (La Mamma Theatre)
  • Trial of Saddam (A.A.G)
  • No Truth (A.A.G)

Filmography (Writer)[edit]

  • Be Less Beautiful (Feature Film)
  • Soldiers by Mistake (Feature Film)
  • Ali's Wedding (Feature Film)
  • From Baghdad to the Burbs (Series Creator/ 8 episode Sitcom)
  • Trial of Saddam (co-writer/ Musical Comedy)
  • No Truth (playwright)
  • Where Are You From? (Short Feature)
  • The Innocent (Short Feature)


  1. ^ Osamah Sami's Biography
  2. ^ Molitorisz, Sacha (8 February 2009). "You're called what?". Sun Herald. 
  3. ^ Webb, Carolyn (4 April 2009). "Actor Sami aims to turn heads for all the right reasons from now on". The Age. 
  4. ^ Neill, Rosemary (28 March 2009). "First Impressions: Claudia Karvan". The Australian. 

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