Omar Elba

Omar Elba

actor, writer, director

Omar Elba was born on Sep 19, 1983 in Egypt. Omar Elba's big-screen debut came with Kiss Her I'm Famous - Season 1 directed by Rolla Selbak in 2013, strarring Santa. Omar Elba is known for Mo directed by Solvan Naim, Mohammed Amer stars as Mo Najjar and Teresa Ruiz as Maria. The upcoming new tvshow Omar Elba plays is Mo - Season 1 which will be released on Aug 24, 2022.

A versatile and intensely committed actor, Omar brings Autism Spectrum Disorder and PTSD to life in his series regular role as Sameer, a character struggling to fit in due to his unaddressed mental health, on A24's critically acclaimed hit TV show on Netflix, 'Mo'. He played the lead opposite Tom Hanks in the movie 'A Hologram for the King', for which he received great reviews.Omar also starred, wrote and directed Tim, a Freudian short film about the Ego, Id and Superego. In preparation for the film's 2 main roles, he transformed his body twice by gaining 20 pounds of fat to play Tim and then losing the weight and gaining 10 pounds of muscle to play Tim's Ego. For the physical transformation between the 2 main characters to take place, both performances (Tim and Tim's Ego) were shot 1 year apart, respectively. In the film, both characters, Tim (an overweight, balding codependent) and Tim's Ego (his better looking, more assertive counterpart), are seen interacting onscreen simultaneously.

  • Birthday

    Sep 19, 1983
  • Place of Birth

    Alexandria, Egypt
  • Also known

    عمر علبة, Alexander Black

Known For

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