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1974 (age 43–44)|
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Education||American Conservatory Theater|
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
Omar Metwally (born 1974) is an American actor best known for his roles in Rendition, Munich and Miral. Most recently he was seen in the role of Dr. Vik Ullah in the Showtime series The Affair, as Dr. Fahim Nasir in Non-Stop and as Agent Santiago in USA Network television series Mr. Robot.
Early life and education
Metwally was born in 1974 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 earned a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley, and while acting around the Bay Area earned a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco.
Metwally plays Vik Ullah on Showtime's The Affair. He also plays Santiago on USA's Mr Robot.
Metwally's film roles include Non-Stop, Gavin Hood's Rendition and Steven Spielberg's Munich, Complete Unknown, Breakable You,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 has also worked extensively on stage, appearing in the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's "Guards at the Taj" at the Atlantic Theater in 2015 where he also received an Obie Award for Outstanding Performance. He was seen in 2005 as "Aram" in Beast on the Moon directed by Larry Moss, and received 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.
Metwally resides in New York City.
Television and Film Combined
|2003||Nash Bridges||Mobster #3|
|2003||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|
|2015-18||The Affair||Dr. Vik Ullah|
|2016||Mr. Robot||Agent Santiago|
|2017||Breakable You||Samir Kamali|
- Herstein, Beth. "Interview with Omar Metwally, The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East". Talkin' Broadway. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- "A.C.T Alumni". American Conservatory Theater. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- "GUARDS AT THE TAJ". Atlantic Theater Company. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
- Obie Awards, 2016 Winners.
- Bio: Omar Metwally New York Arab-American Comedy Festival
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