Sleiman in 2008
|Native name||هاز سليمان|
July 1, 1976 |
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Alma mater||Wayne State University|
Haaz Sleiman (in Arabic هاز سليمان) is a Lebanese-American television and film actor. He most notably played the role of Tarek in the 2007 film The Visitor 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 Thomas 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
|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)|
|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|
|2012-2014||Covert Affairs||Khalid Ansari||4 episodes|
|2014||Person of Interest||Omar Risha||Episode: "Allegiance"|
|2015||Killing Jesus||Jesus||TV mini series|
- 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.
- IMDb.com: Haaz Sleiman - Biography
- "Nurse Jackie Actor Bios: Haaz Sleiman". Sho.com. Retrieved June 16, 2009.
- "American East (2007) Cast Biographies: Haaz Sleiman". AmericanEastMovie.com (Internet Archive). Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2007.
- "Nurse Jackie: Official Site". Sho.com. Retrieved March 3, 2009.
- 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.
- Juergens, Brian (December 23, 2008). "Meet the gays of The United States of Tara and Nurse Jackie". AfterElton.com. Retrieved March 8, 2009.
- Ausiello, Michael (December 22, 2009). "Exclusive: 'Nurse Jackie' Drops Mo-Mo!".