|Born||July 1, 1976|
|Alma mater||Wayne State University|
Haaz Sleiman (/ /; Arabic: هاز سليمان; born July 1, 1976) is a Lebanese-American actor. He most notably played the role of Tarek in the 2007 film The Visitor for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male and the role of Jesus in the American TV mini-series Killing Jesus, in addition to a number of American TV series.
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. He portrayed the terrorist suspect Heydar in three 2007 episodes of the FOX series 24 and appeared on both NCIS and Veronica Mars in 2007.
He co-starred as Tarek, an undocumented Syrian immigrant in the critically acclaimed 2007 independent film The Visitor, a drama directed by Tom McCarthy. The film was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award. Sleiman also had small roles in the 2006 film American Dreamz and the 2007 film AmericanEast.
Awards and nominations
- Won 2nd place during the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for "Best Ensemble Cast" for The Visitor
- Nominated for Best Supporting Actor during Independent Spirit Awards for role in The Visitor
- Nominated for Best Ensemble Cast for The Visitor during the Gotham Awards
|The Ski Trip||2004||Tyson|
|American Dreamz||2006||Mujeheddin Captain|
|The Fourth Estate||Short film|
|The Visitor||2007||Tarek||Nominated — Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast|
Nominated — Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated — Online Film & Television Association for Best Breakthrough Performance – Male
|Futbaal: The Price of Dreams||Ace|
|Dorfman in Love||2011||Cookie|
|Highland Park||2012||Ali Rasheed||Video on demand|
|Offer and Compromise||2016||Scott|
|Love & Debt||2019||Scott|
|Company Town||2006||Abby Faisal||Unsold television pilot|
|ER||Hodgkins||Episode: "The Gallant Hero and the Tragic Victor"|
|24||2007||Heydar||3 episodes (season 6)|
|NCIS||Abdul Wahid||Episode: "Grace Period"|
|Veronica Mars||Nasir Ben-Hafald||Episode: "Un-American Graffiti"|
|Nurse Jackie||2009||Mohammed "Mo-Mo" de la Cruz||Main role (season 1; 12 episodes)|
|Nikita||2010, 2011||Kasim Tariq||2 episodes|
|The Promise||2011||Omar Habash||Miniseries|
|CSI: Miami||Marcel Largos||Episode: "Mayday"|
|Ricochet||Robert Savich||Television film|
|Meet Jane||Agent Joseph Omari||Television film|
|Beauty & the Beast||2012||Detective Wolansky||Episode: "All In"|
|Covert Affairs||2012, 2015||Khalid Ansari||3 episodes (season 3), 1 episode (season 5)|
|Blue Bloods||2013||Teri Damiri||Episode: "Drawing Dead"|
|The Good Wife||Zayeed Shaheed||Episode: "Whack-a-Mole"|
|Person of Interest||2014||Omar Risha||Episode: "Allegiance"|
|Reckless||Tariq Al Zahrani||Episode: "Fifty-One Percent"|
|Allegiance||2015||Scott Tolliver||2 episodes|
|Killing Jesus||Jesus||Television film|
|The Player||2015||Farid||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Of Kings and Prophets||2016||Jonathan||Main cast|
|The State||2017||Dr. Rabia||Minisiries (3 episodes)|
|Tommy in La La Land||2018||Himself||Documentary (3 episodes)|
|Little America||2020||Rafiq||Episode "The Son"|
|Assassin's Creed||2007||Malik al-Sayf||voice|
|Assassin's Creed: Revelations||2011||Suleiman I||voice|
|Diablo III||2012||Additional voices|
|Diablo III: Reaper of Souls||2014||Additional voices|
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- "Killing Jesus' Haaz Sleiman: "Jesus Belongs to All of Us"". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
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