- Birth nameRizwan Ahmed
- Birth CityWembley, London
- Birth CountryEngland
- Fact TitleRiz Ahmed
- Awards["Emmy Award"]
- Filmography["Nightcrawler","Venom","Rogue One"]
- EducationMerchant Taylors' School, Christ Church, Oxford University
Professional since 2006, Riz Ahmed, a British actor and rapper earned his breakthrough to fame with the 2014 thriller Nightcrawler. His appearance in Venom (2018) as Carlton Drake/Riot gained him further fame.
As for a fact, he is the first Muslim and first Asian actor to win an Emmy Award in a lead role; thanks to HBO’s miniseries The Night Of.
Ahmed started acting with consistent works in theaters & then appeared in independent films: The Road to Guantanamo (2006), Shifty (2008), Four Lions (2010), Trishna (2011), and Ill Manors (2012).
What Is Riz Ahmed’s Net Worth In 2020?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, 37-year-old Ahmed has a net worth of $3 million as of July 2020. With the acting career spanning over a decade, the Wembley, London-born figure mainly earned through acting career. He records 41 acting credits so far.
Well, he is the co-founder of Hit & Run, an underground music event. His rap career began through rap battles & later released 2 solo albums:
- Microscope (January 31, 2011)– Debut album
- The Long Goodbye (March 6, 2020)
With American rapper Heems, Riz formed a hip-hop duo Swet Shop Boys (2014- Present). They record an album Cashmere (2016) & 2 EPs: Swet Shop (2014) and Sufi La (2017).
Acting Breakthrough: Films and Box-Office Collection
Ahmed made his on-screen debut in 2006 through docudrama film The Road to Guantánamo. Later, he appeared in the films: Four Lions (2010), Trishna (2011), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012).
In 2014, Riz worked in Dan Gilroy-directed thriller film Nightcrawler alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton. Furthermore, he shared the screen with Gyllenhaal in the 2018 film The Sisters Brothers; also starred Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix.
Moreover, in 2018, the British actor portrayed Carlton Drake/Riot in the anti-hero film Venom, starring Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams.
Here are the box-office hits of Riz Ahmed:
|Nightcrawler (2014)||$8.5 million||$50.3 million|
|Jason Bourne (2016) starring
|$120 million||$415.5 million|
|Rogue One (2016)||$200-265 million||$1.056 billion|
|Venom (2018)||$100-$116 million||$856.1 million|
Any Upcoming Project of Ahmed?
As per IMDB, the 5 ft. 8 inches tall British actor is currently working on his upcoming projects: Hamlet and Exit West. Both are under pre-production.
Riz Ahmed’s Family & Relationship: Is He Married?
Rizwan Ahmed was born on December 1, 1982, in Wembley, London, in a British Pakistani family. His father worked as a shipping broker & later moved from Karachi, Pakistan to England in the 70s.
Regarding his family details, the actor remains low-key as possible. Reportedly in late April 2020, the Nightcrawler actor stated that he lost 2 family members due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). However, he didn’t specify those family members.
The Christ Church, Oxford University graduate is also mum about his relationship status. No official reports of him being married & having a wife ever came up. Moreover, Riz has kept curtains over his dating life.
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Where Does Actor & Activist Riz Ahmed Live?
As reported, the Brit actor Ahmed lives in London, & highly engages in activism aside from acting. He has raised funds for Syrian refugee children, Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
Did you know? In May 2013, Riz Ahmed apologized to freelance journalist Hardeep Singh and paid him libel & libel cost. Back in June 2012, in the response to Singh’s article suggesting to stop the word ‘Asians’, Ahmed made a Tweet accusing him of a ‘bigot’ & alleged that Singh tried to punch him.