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.†Ameen 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.†In 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.
Aml Ameen Facts
|Birthday||July 30, 1985 (35)|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|The Maze Runner|
|Lila & Eve|
|The Maze Runner Steelbook & Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials DVD|
|Lee Daniels' The Butler|