||July 1988 (age 26)
Shazad Latif (born July 1988) is a British actor, who starred in the BBC TV series Spooks as the highly skilled technician and data analyst Tariq Masood in series 8-10.
Born in London of mixed Pakistani, English and Scottish descent, Latif grew up in Tufnell Park, North London. He studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and performed in many stage productions including King Lear, playing Cornwall, and Richard Sheridan's comedy, School for Scandal, as Joseph Surface. He left the school a year early to take up his role in Spooks.
Latif's professional theatre credits include playing Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Mumbai Tales at the Blue Elephant Theatre in London.
Spooks was his first major role on TV.
While his character on the show Spooks is a technological expert, in real life Latif is a self-proclaimed technophobe. He currently lives in Camden, London.