Emmy Award Winning Actor, Rapper & Activist
Riz Ahmed also known as Riz MC, is a British actor, rapper and activist. As an actor, he has won an Emmy Award and has received nominations for a Golden Globe and three British Independent Film Awards.
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Best known as the star of the explosively successful "The Night Of" on HBO, for which Riz became the first man of Asian descent to win an acting award at the Emmys. He has graced the cover of TIME's "100 Most Influential People". As Riz MC, he came up in the London music scene as a rap battle champion, going on to write and perform both as a solo artist and with his band, Swet Shop Boy. A vocal activist and advocate, he has raised awareness and funds for Rohinya and Syrian refugees, and his award-winning piece in the Nikesh Shukla, edited collection of essays, The Good Immigrant, has been dubbed "essential reading." In February 2021, Riz was nominated and won in the best debut screenwriter category for the film Mogul Mowgli at the delayed British Independent Film Awards 2020.
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Riz Ahmed provides powerful remarks on diversity and inclusion, combating negative stereotypes, and harnessing creativity for good. The breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience is unique and hard to replicate.
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