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Sammy Sheik

Sammy Sheik was born in Alexandria, Egypt. His passion for acting drove him to leave home shortly after high school and move to New York to study theatre. He soon landed his first film role in the Albert Brooks' satire comedy "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World", playing Al-Jazeera executive "Mukhtar Al-Mujib." Sheik followed this with memorable roles in both film and television including recurring roles on Homeland, 24, United States of Tara and roles on Nikita, The Unit, NCIS and Lost, among others. Sheik's film credits include Attack On Darfur, Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Charlie Wilson's War among others. In 2012, ten years after leaving Egypt, Sheik finally returned to work on a series called "Hekayat Banat", which heralds the beginning of his rising international career. In addition to his acting career, in 2010 Sheik was appointed goodwill ambassador to the Middle East for Y-Peer, a youth education network, pioneered by the United Nations Population Fund. Sheik travels the world on behalf of the organization which is active in more than 36 countries.

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Nov 15, 1981 In Alexandria, Egypt
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series 24 2001-11-06
Latest Project:
Series NCIS: New Orleans 2014-09-23

1 nomination.

Known For
Poster of Scandal
NCIS: New Orleans Unknown 2014-09-23
Tyrant Hamid Mahfouz 2014-06-24
The Night Shift Unknown 2014-05-27
Legends Unknown 2014-08-13
The Blacklist Unknown 2013-09-23
Chicago Fire Unknown 2012
Scandal Unknown 2012-04-05
Homeland Unknown 2011-10-02
Nikita Unknown 2010-09-09
Hawaii Five-0 Unknown 2010-09-20
United States of Tara Unknown 2009-01-18
Archer Unknown 2009-09-17
NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown 2009-09-22
My Own Worst Enemy Unknown 2008-09-01
Burn Notice Unknown 2007-06-28
The Unit Unknown 2006
Over There Unknown 2005-07-27
Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
24 Unknown 2001-11-06