Omar Sy

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Omar Sy
Omar Sy SDCC 2013 X-Men.jpg
Born 20 January 1978 (1978-01-20) (age 39)
Trappes, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Hélène (m. 2007; 5 children)

Omar Sy (born 20 January 1978) is a French actor and comedian. He is best known in France for his duo with Fred Testot, Omar et Fred, and for his role in The Intouchables. Internationally, he is known for his roles in X-Men: Days of Future Past and Jurassic World.[1]

Sy received a César Award for Best Actor on 24 February 2012 for his role in The Intouchables and in doing so also became the first actor of African descent to win the French award.

Sy is a Muslim.[2] His parents are both immigrants from West Africa.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Biography on Première.fr
  2. 2.0 2.1 Beardsley, Eleanor (28 June 2012). "In France, A Star Rises From An Oft-Neglected Place". National Public Radio. http://www.npr.org/2012/06/28/155858272/in-france-a-star-rises-from-an-oft-neglected-place. Retrieved 2 April 2015.

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