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Aml Ameen

Aml Ameen stars opposite Kathy Bates in Harry's Law as Malcolm, a young man who is trying to figure out his life. Ameen began his career at the age of seven when he attended the Barbara Speake Stage School in West London, where he showed a passion and talent for dancing, singing and acting. He landed his first TV role in the British children's series 123 Hullabuloo. At age 11, Ameen starred in his first stage role, playing young Sammy Davis Jr. in the West End production of Jolson. He went on to a leading role in the West End musical Oliver, and continued with many stage performances, including touring with his own choreographed tap dance and performing with Michael Jackson at the 1996 Brit Awards with Jarvis Cocker.

Upon graduation, Ameen landed the coveted role of Trife in the cult classic British indie film, Kidulthood. His highly acclaimed performance and the film's rave reviews earned Ameen a nomination for Best Newcomer at the 2006 Screen Nation Awards, as well as a spot in The London Times' list of best new actors of the year.ćAmeen also won the 2007 Screen Nation Award for Best Actor on the BAFTA Award-winning hit series The Bill.

Before venturing to Hollywood earlier this year, Ameen returned to the London stage starring in three plays simultaneously off the West End. His portrayals of three very different characters once again earned him unparalleled critical reviews. In Detaining Justice, Ameen plays the title character Justice, a Zimbabwean asylum seeker fleeing persecution for his political views.ćIn Category B, he portrayed a convicted rapist who finds his faith in prison, and in Seize the Day, he played an intellectual street kid, likened to Tupac Shakur.

Along with his acting career, Ameen has set up his own production company with his first feature screenplay already optioned by Revolver. He plans to continue down both the acting and directing paths, while spending as much time in Los Angeles as possible.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.

Aml Ameen Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJuly 30, 1985 (32)
SignLeo
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

The Maze Runner
Kidulthood
Lila & Eve
The Maze Runner Steelbook & Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials DVD
Lee Daniels' The Butler
Silent Witness
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