Jay Ali

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Jay Ali
Born29 March
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Years active2009-present
Home townSt Albans, England

Jay Ali is an English actor of Pakistani descent based in Los Angeles. He is known for the roles as Timothy on Freeform's The Fosters and Ray Nadeem in Daredevil.


Born to parents from Pakistan,[1] Jay Ali grew up playing cricket. He had expressed an interest in acting. Despite his parents' disapproval, he traveled to the United States to pursue acting despite having no prior experience.[2] He found getting work surprisingly difficult saying, "I met plenty of people who told me I was wasting my time and should go back to England... They assured me that no manager or agent would touch me and I would never get an audition. I met my managers a month after arriving."[3] He had signed with Sweeney Entertainment despite telling its founders that he did not have a work visa or the ability to do an American accent. He auditioned for The Fosters in 2012 and won the role of Timothy. He auditioned with an American accent, but when the casting directors heard his natural British accent, he was cast immediately.[2] In March 2018, Ali was cast as Rahul "Ray" Nadeem in the third season of Daredevil.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Melrose Place Hassan Episode: "Shoreline"
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Brock Episode: "I Kissed a Girl"
2011-2018 Bloomers Vaughan Daldry Main cast
2012 Darling Companion Sam
2013 What Would Dylan Do? Ravi TV Movie
2013–2018 The Fosters Timothy Recurring, 18 episodes
2015 NCIS Omar Malik Episode: "Status Update"
2015 Significant Mother:Jimmy Loves Your Mamma Atticus Adams TV Movie
2015 Significant Mother Recurring
2016 Grey's Anatomy Doug Hall Episode: "Odd Man Out"
2016 WTF Baxter? TV short
2016 Beauty & the Beast Crown Prince Sheikh Abu Episode: "Au Revoir"
2016 Scorpion Bryce MacMillan Episode: "Bat Poop Crazy"
2016 Pitch David Episode: "Wear It"
2017 Me, Myself & I Nigel Episode: "New Job"
2018 Marvel's Daredevil Rahul "Ray" Nadeem Main cast
2018 The Illegal Zayen Khan
2018 The Rookie Det. Singh 1 episode
2019 Dhaka TBA Filming


  1. ^ EJ Podcast Scratch the Surface #175 with Daredevil 's Jay Ali
  2. ^ a b Katz, Jessie; Kirby, Brandon (March 31, 2014). "'Off the Cuff' Podcast With 'The Fosters' Actor Jay Ali". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  3. ^ Dudek, Dani (March 23, 2015). "Meet LA actor Jay Ali of "The Fosters" on ABC Family". ATX Gossip. Retrieved May 15, 2018.
  4. ^ Maglio, Tony; Boucher, Ashley (March 21, 2018). "Marvel's 'Daredevil' Casts Jay Ali for Season 3 (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved May 15, 2018.

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