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|Native name||عمر متولى|
April 10, 1974
New York, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Education||American Conservatory Theater|
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
Omar Metwally (Arabic: عمر متولى) is an American actor best known for his roles in Rendition, Munich and Miral. Most recently he was seen in the role of Dr. Fahim Nasir in Non-Stop and in USA Network television series Dig as Yussef Khalid.
Early Life and Education
Metwally was born in Queens, New York to an Egyptian father and a Dutch mother, and moved with the family to Orange County, California at age three, where he was raised. Metwally gained a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and while acting around the Bay area gained an Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco.
Metwally's film roles include Gavin Hood's Rendition and Steven Spielberg's Munich, The City of Your Final Destination, released in 2010 (filmed 2006–07), and Amsterdam. He received the 2008 Chopard Trophy for his work in Rendition, presented at the Cannes Film Festival. Metwally was also seen in the film Miral from director Julian Schnabel.
Metwally moved to New York in January 2000 and began working there, appearing in 2005 as "Aram" in Beast on the Moon directed by Larry Moss, and receiving a 2004 Tony Award nomination for his work in Sixteen Wounded. He has worked with the New York Arab-American Comedy Festival, first as an actor and then as a director. He has also appeared at theaters around the country, including Steppenwolf, The Public, the Long Wharf, Berkeley Rep, and many others.
He appeared in the 2014 film Non-Stop as a Muslim doctor on board the flight. In 2015, Metwally appeared in Dig, an American mystery/action-thriller television series that premiered on USA Network. In it he plays Yussef Khalid, a Palestinian-American who disappeared after alleged murder and is simultaneously wanted in Israel for a robbery.
Metwally resides in California.
|1999||Nash Bridges||Mobster #3|
|2002||New Americans||Anwar Beshrabi|
|2005||Life on the Ledge||Druggist|
|2006||Twenty Questions||Mr. Assad|
|2006||Grey's Anatomy||Jesse Fannon|
|2007||The City of Your Final Destination||Omar Razaghi|
|2009||Virtuality||Dr. Adin Meyer|
|2011||Unforgettable||ADA Adam Gilroy|
|2011||The Good Wife||Wasim Al-Said|
|2012||The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2||Amun|
|2014||Non-Stop||Dr. Fahim Nasir|
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