It's no secret that Hollywood is host to a diverse set of actors and it most definitely is also home to a fair share of Muslim ones. From taking over Netflix with a bang to spicing things up in award-winning movies, these actors undoubtedly hold their own.
Breaking stereotypes - all while slaying with their personalities, these stars are a force to reckon with. Here are six Muslim actors that will leave the girls gasping for air.
1) Saïd Taghmaoui
A boxer turned actor, Saïd Taghmaoui was born in France to Moroccan immigrant parents. He dropped out of school at a young age and made his way into boxing - ranking number 2 in France at one point.
He then turned to acting with his most promising role being in American TV-series Lost. He was also recently seen in Wonder Woman as Sameer.
2) Omar Metwally
Omar Metwally was born to an Egyptian father and a Dutch mother. He is best known for his role in film Rendition alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and recently was seen in the role of Dr. Vic Ullah on American TV show The Affair.
He has a desire to challenge common stereotypes and misconceptions of Arabs and Arab-Americans in the documentary play, Sajjil.
3) Riz Ahmed
British-Pakistani actor and activist Riz Ahmed has recently made many headlines. From hosting the Emmys to lecturing at Princeton, this handsome hunk has all our attention.
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This year became the first Muslim to win an Emmy Award for Acting and eventually grabbed all the exposure he deserved.
4) Alexander Siddig
Alexander Siddig is a British-Sudanese actor known for his appearance on numerous American TV shows including Game of Thrones and Gotham.
He allegedly revealed that his uncle was the ruler of Sudan, which makes him the descendant of one of the country's most notorious tyrant.
5) Omar Sy
International star Omar Sy is known in France for his role in Samba and Omar et Fred.
He is an actor and writer, particularly known for The Intouchables, Jurassic World and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
6) Aziz Ansari
Originally from Tamil Nadu, India, Aziz Ansari graduated from NYU as a business major. Starting off with stand-up comedy performances, Ansari went in to acting in 2004. However, he rose to fame in 2009 with his role as Tom Haverford in comedy TV series Parks and Recreation.
He then went on to become a Netflix sensation, so to speak, for his work in Buried Alive, Live at Madison Square Garden and Master of None - for which he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2016.
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