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Egyptian Actor Among Nominees for Critics’ Choice Awards


Thu 21 Jan 2021 | 01:00 PM
Ahmed Emam

The belief in your own ability will sustain you through periods when the recognition doesn't come.

Ramy Youssef,  Egyptian-American stand-up comedian, actor, and writer in Hollywood city, for instance, declared that he would some-day be better than any comedian actor in the history of America.

 

Youssef, 31, is among the nominees for the Best Actor in a Comedy Series category in the 26th Critics' Choice Awards.

The Critics Choice Association unveiled this week its nominations for the 2021 Critics’ Choice Awards, and US-Egyptian actor Youssef is among the long stellar list.

Youssef's nomination comes in recognition of his role in Ramy, a TV series created by Youssef in which he is the main character.

The series Ramy won several awards as well, such as the Peabody Award, the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, and the Ruderman Family Foundation Seal of Authentic Representation, according to IMDb website.

It is worth noting that the American series has also been nominated for the Best Comedy Series category.

Actually, Youssef is a successful person who is full of confidence. He is rarely influenced by other's expectations because he follow his own instincts. Although Youssef received no recognition during the last ceremony of Emmy Awards.

In 2020, Youssef won a Golden Globe in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy category.

Furthermore, he has been nominated for numerous other awards, including Primetime Emmy Awards, Gold Derby Awards, Writers Guild of America, among others. 

Born in New York City to Egyptian parents, Youssef was raised in a Muslim household. 

He graduated from the political science and economics department of Rutgers University in Newark; however, it was during his studies that he applied in the performing arts school, William Esper Studio.

He made his acting breakthrough in the main role of a sitcom titled See Dad Run (2012-2019). 

Youssef is well-known for some of his seminal works, such as Why Him? (2016), Feelings (2019) and Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018).

His television series, Ramy, debuted on Hulu in 2019. A semi-biographical series that revolves around Ramy as a millennial first-generation Muslim American born to immigrant parents in the USA.

Throughout the series, Youssef depicts, comments, and laughs at the many habits and stereotypes of his community. 

Moreover, he tackles issues and problems regarding the identity of immigrants living in the USA.

It's worth mentioning the life story of Ramy takes place in New Jersey, where Youssef spent a big part of his life and where social and cultural realities are drawn on from his own experiences.